Redskins Nation–finally after the first 50 picks had been made NC State cornerback David Amerson became the newest member of the Redskins with the 51st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Many predicted that the Redskins would take a defensive player with the No. 51 pick and well those predictions have indeed come true, but did they predict the former Jack Tatum Award winner?
In 2011, the NC State product had 13 interceptions.
Yes 13. That isn’t a typo.
Oh, and did I tell you he also has 4.4 speed?
The Redskins will gladly take that.
Here are some draft profiles and a highlight video to get you acquainted with the newest Burgundy and Golder:
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Today, Major League Baseball will honor the great Jackie Robinson with the annual Jackie Robinson Day in his honor. Players across the league will temporarily ditch their traditional numbers and instead all wear No. 42 for the day.
On April 15, 1947, Robinson made baseball history as the future Hall of Famer became the first African American to appear in a MLB game.
The Redskins had their own No. 42 who made history in his own regard: 1984 Hall of Fame inductee Charley Taylor.
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The Redskins announced earlier this week that CB Richard Crawford will change his number from 39 to No. 20.
Crawford was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round (213th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. That you know. The interesting part is how he got to that point and why he decided to change his number every year while he was in college.
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Last week, the Redskins filled one of their coaching vacancies with the hiring of Keith Burns as Special Teams Coordinator. He is replacing the departed Danny Smith who took the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Burns bring an ample amount of experience and success with him from his time with the Denver Broncos both on the field and with a headset. Last season as Assistant Special Teams Coach in Denver, he lead a unit that became a booming sensation blocking punts and multiple return touchdowns.
He reunites with his coach of 11 seasons, Mike Shanahan, in hopes of improving the special teams unit in Washington. During his time as a player, he was the special teams captain for the team’s Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII victories.
Read up on how Denver’s special team’s units thrived during his tenure and how he will be a resourceful tool for the Redskins this upcoming season:
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Today marks a special day for one member of the Washington Redskins.
This individual is relatively new to Redskins Nation, as he has only been part of this historic franchise for less than a year. His impact in his stint so far has been nothing short of amazing.
He is a former Heisman winner, the reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, a Pro Bowler, a captain, and the creator of the 2012 sensation known simply as “Griffining”.
The man of course is none other than quarterback Robert Griffin III!
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 12, 2013
Robert was born on February 12, 1990 in Japan to a military family, but spent the majority of his upbringing in Texas where he attended Baylor University before hearing his name called by Commissioner Roger Goodell as the Redskins had selected him to take the reigns under center.
In case you can’t remember all the birthday boy’s accomplishments in his time at Redskins Park, relive some of the moments here!
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On Saturday, quarterback Robert Griffin III wrapped up his phenomenal rookie campaign winning the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award over fellow first-year studs Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson.
The award is just icing on the cake for the quarterback. He smashed his way into the record books the moment he put on his number 10 Redskins jersey.
In his professional debut in New Orleans, he tossed a pair of touchdown passes in a 40-32 victory over the Saints. He capped off his season leading the team to its first NFC East title in 13 years.
He amassed 20 touchdowns, 3,200 yards, and a 102.4 quarterback rating through the air along with 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in 15 regular season games.
Griffin III was instrumental in revolutionizing Washington’s offense. He was the catalyst of a top five unit that led the league in rushing with 169.3 yards per game.
While Robert rightfully deserved the accolade for his accomplishments, football is the ultimate team sport. He is just one of 53 men who make up the Washington Redskins on game days.
Find out what some of his teammates had to say to him on Twitter here: Read more »
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Get to know Washington Redskins cornerback and returner Richard Crawford.
Previous Redskins Fast Facts participants:
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Whether a rookie or a 14-year veteran, the Bye Week is looked by all Redskins players at as a time to re-charge the batteries and stay mentally sharp and focused on their next game, which is Nov. 18 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField.
The rookie example? Cornerback Richard Crawford, who will be heading home to Dallas to work out with his old defensive backs coach.
“I really don’t take days off during the season,” Crawford said Tuesday. “The only reason I’m really going back to Dallas is to get in some work with my old DBs coach to get some work in because we can’t be with our coaches. I’m going to do that probably every day, work out with him, and then come back here ready to play.”
While he’s in town, Crawford said he’s also looking forward to catching his alma mater, SMU, play Southern Miss — and he said he hopes he doesn’t get too caught up in the college atmosphere.
“We’ll see how it is,” Crawford said. “Hopefully I won’t get too involved, because I was kind of like a player-coach when I was there. So I’m going to try to stay away from all of that this time.”
Though this is Crawford’s first Bye Week as a professional, it’s certainly the opposite for Redskins middle linebacker London Fletcher.
Fletcher — a 14-year NFL veteran whose wife and kids live in Charlotte, N.C., during the season — said Tuesday he was very much looking forward to seeing his family.
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Washington Redskins cornerbacks Richard Crawford, Cedric Griffin and Josh Wilson will likely be expecting Emmy awards after their recent performances on ESPN’s ‘Mayne Event.’
ESPN personality Kenny Mayne last week made a visit to Redskins Park to talk to the trio about their thoughts about the phrase “corner” being transitioned into “edge” in football.
Yes, it sounds quirky — but that’s exactly how Mayne likes it.
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Just because the expected starters are not expected to play much in tonight’s preseason finale between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it doesn’t mean you, as a fan, shouldn’t be paying close attention.
There’s lots to be excited about for tonight’s game, which will give coaches and fans alike a more in-depth chance to see what the team’s second- and third-teamers play like in a game setting.
Can rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is expected to start tonight for the Redskins, match his high-level preseason performance against the Chicago Bears? Will a running back like speedy Tristan Davis show the coaches that he, too, deserves a roster spot? Will tight end Logan Paulsen continued to impress with his improvement in the passing offense? Can Lorenzo Alexander, whose played several positions for the Redskins, get settled in as the backup at middle linebacker behind London Fletcher? And can rookie cornerback Richard Crawford continue his all-around stellar preseason by playing solid pass coverage and possibly getting a big punt return or two?
Here’s your shot to chime in:
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