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Whatever Happened to…. Ken Houston
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Whatever Happened to…. Ken Houston

Posted April 20, 2005 by Robert Janis

George Allen called him the best safety to ever play the game.  He calls himself the “reluctant” player who was not highly recruited by colleges after graduating high school  and who was a member of the “others”, a group of back up players who didn’t often get on the field.

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Whatever Happened to …. Lem Barney
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Whatever Happened to …. Lem Barney

Posted April 14, 2005 by Robert Janis

    Lem Barney may be most remembered as the Hall of Fame defensive back for the Detroit Lions but he has also been involved in a number of ministries and has sung on church choirs and college glee clubs as well as background for Marvin Gaye on the album “What’s Going On.” He played for [...]

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Is It Time to Tweak the Rules
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Is It Time to Tweak the Rules

Posted February 26, 2005 by Robert Janis

The highlight of a career for a professional athlete is to be inducted into his or her sport’s hall of fame. One of the most distinguished Halls of Fame is the Pro Football shrine in Canton, Ohio. The best of the best who ever played professional football are enshrined there. A day walking through the [...]

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What Ever Happened to…. Dale Hackbart
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What Ever Happened to…. Dale Hackbart

Posted November 29, 2004 by Robert Janis

    Football fans remember Dale Hackbart as a defensive back who played for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Cardinals, and Denver Broncos from 1960 through 1973. However, things could have been extremely different. He could have been known today as a prominent major league baseball player. Hackbart spent a season [...]

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Whatever Happened to …. Pat Richter
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Whatever Happened to …. Pat Richter

Posted October 7, 2004 by Robert Janis

    He wore number 88 and he played wide receiver and tight end and also punted for the Washington Redskins from 1963 through 1970. However, Pat Richter could have very easily ended up playing baseball for the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Braves, Baltimore Orioles or Houston Colt 45s.

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Whatever Happened to …. Jim Steffen
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Washington Redskins

Whatever Happened to …. Jim Steffen

Posted October 7, 2004 by Robert Janis

    The best word to describe Jim Steffen is tenacious. Steffen was a defensive back for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins during an NFL career that lasted seven seasons.

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Whatever Happened to … A.D. Whitfield
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Washington Redskins

Whatever Happened to … A.D. Whitfield

Posted October 2, 2004 by Robert Janis

When a casual Redskins fan is asked to name former running backs with the team he would probably call out Larry Brown, John Riggins, Earnest Byner, Steven Davis. Many may not remember A.D. Whitfield.

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Whatever Happened to …. George Izo
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Washington Redskins

Whatever Happened to …. George Izo

Posted October 1, 2004 by Robert Janis

Three Washington Redskins’ quarterbacks hold the record for the longest touchdown pass (99 yards) in National Football League history: Andy Farkas on October 15, 1939; Sonny Jurgensen on September 15, 1968; and George Izo on September 15, 1963.

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