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The History Of Washington Football

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Brief History of the Washington Redskins

In July of 1932, the NFL awarded a team to the city of Boston. The ownership group for the new franchise was headed by a man with little football background, George Preston Marshall. Marshall owned a chain of laundromats in Washington, DC, and he was known for his flair for promotion and his persuasive communication skills.

The team played at Braves Field – home of Boston’s National League baseball team. Because of this, they took the name ‘Boston Braves’. The team lost money in it’s inaugural season, so Marshall took sole ownership of the team the following year. He moved the team to Fenway Park in July of 1933, and as such, changed the team’s official name to the ‘Boston Redskins’. More


Super Bowl History

Washington have won three Super Bowls – Super Bowl XVIII, Super Bowl XXII, and Super Bowl XXVI. Check out our pages on each Super Bowl containing Game Summaries, Fan Reactions, Player Statistics, Team Statistics, Super Bowl rosters and more!

Super Bowl XVII | Super Bowl XXII | Super Bowl XXVI


Washington Playoff History

On top of the three Super Bowls, Washington also won World Championships in 1937 and 1942. Check out a comprehensive list of all of the Washington playoff games and results, dating all the way back to the beginning. More


Washington Coaching History

A chronological list of all of the Washington Football Team Coaches and their coaching records while in Washington. Some great names like Joe Gibbs, George Allen and even Vince Lombardi. More


Washington Draft History

A complete list of Washington draft selections from their first ever draft pick Riley Smith in 1936, through until now. The picks are in reverse chronological order, and have been separated into three sections.

1936-1959 | 1960-1989 | 1990-Now


80 Greatest Redskins

The organization named it’s 70 Greatest Redskins in 2002, in honor of their 70th anniversary. In 2012, Washington announced that 10 more players would be added to the prestigious list, and as such, create the 80 Greatest Redskins of All Time. More


The Fight Song

It may be a thing of the past, but The Fight Song is still an important part of Washington history. It was performed after the team scored touchdowns from the 1938 season until 2019! More


Sean Taylor Tribute

This page is to memorialize and remember the life and career of Sean Taylor, who passed away on Nov. 27, 2007 as a result of a gun shot suffered in his home. He was just 24 years old. More


Washington Legends Pages

Sammy Baugh Legends Page
Pat Fischer Legends Page
Russ Grimm Legends Page
Joe Jacoby Legends Page
Gary Clark Legends Page
Larry Brown Legends Page