“Hail to the Redskins” and Redskin-mania have consumed the nation’s capital since 1937, the Redskins’ first year in Washington. The fervor is much stronger today.
Amply illustrated with 200 photos of players, coaches, and fans, The Redskins Encyclopedia is a must-have book for anyone who has ever bled burgundy and gold. This 432-page book chronicles the franchise’s first 75 seasons, re-living the great—and not so great—moments in the team’s storied history, and the men who helped make Sundays memorable. Every period in Redskins history comes to life in the most comprehensive account ever about the franchise. Readers can find a treasure-trove of anecdotes, quotes and trivia that will keep them glued to the pages.
There are biographies of some 120 players, among them legends in Redskins lore who hold lofty places in the NFL history books, from Sammy Baugh to Darrell Green to Art Monk to Sonny Jurgensen to Charley Taylor to Joe Theismann. The franchise’s greatest coaches also receive their due.
Also available is a compilation of honors, records, draft picks and statistics.
Fans can read about:
- Coaches like George Allen, the eccentric man who left a legacy as an NFL pioneer, and Joe Gibbs, who formed a D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y.
- Players like star running back and all-time Redskins ground-gainer John Riggins, who once told Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner to “loosen up, Sandy baby,” and Doug Williams, the first starting black quarterback to win a Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP honors.
- The franchise’s golden run of four Super Bowl appearances—and three wins—in the 1980s and early 1990s.
- The legendary Redskins-Cowboys rivalry.
- The Redskins' calamitous quarter-century stretch of no playoff appearances (1946-1970).
It’s all in The Redskins Encyclopedia!
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