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Washington: Perfect Fit In Nation’s Capital

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 31, 2013 – 11:58 am

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking back on some Redskins greats for their heroics on the field as well as off of it. Today, Redskins.com intern Jamie Lockie retells the tail of running back Joe Washington.

Long before the days of aggressive aerial attacks and passing records being set to only be shattered weeks later, the National Football league was scattered with a plethora of talented tailbacks in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Teams would anchor their offenses around a premier back that carried the brunt of the load.

The Washington Redskins, however, weren’t one of these teams.

Instead with the greatest offensive line in league history paving the way, the Burgundy and Gold incorporated a running back by committee approach into their plans. While Hall of Famer John Riggins was setting records and barreling over opponents, the efforts of Joe Washington was just as important in the Redskins getting their first Lombardi Trophy.

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