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Washington Redskins: Fun Facts, History, and Resources For Gameday

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Fun Facts about Washington Redskins

Who is the head coach for the Washington Redskins?
Mike Shanaham

Who is the defensive coach for the Washington Redskins?
Jim Haslett

Who is the special teams coach for the Washington Redskins?
Danny Smith

Who owns the Washington Redskins?
Dan Snyder

How many Super Bowls have the Washington Redskins won?
Three:
1982 (XVII)
1987 (XXII)
1991 (XXVI)

Who is the mascot for the Washington Redskins?
A Native American Indian

What are the Washington Redskins team colors?
Gold, Burgundy

Who designed the Washington Redskins logo?
Unknown

Fun Facts about the Washington Redskins Stadium

What is the Washington Redskins stadium called?
FedEx Field

How many seats are in Washington Redskins stadium?
91,704

What is the address of Washington Redskins stadium?
1600 FedEx Way
Landover, MD 20785

When was Washington Redskins stadium built?
1997

History of the Washington Redskins

Where did Washington Redskins get their name and why are they called it?
The Washington Redskins were originally named the Boston Braves (their original location). In 1932, however, the team name changed after a poorly attended season caused the team to sink into financial difficulty. In 1937, the team moved from Boston to Washington, but kept the Redskins name.

What players from the Washington Redskins are in the Football Hall Of Fame?
1963
Sammy Baugh
George Preston Marshall

1966
Bill Dudley

1968
Cliff Battles
Wayne Millner

1969
Bill Dudley
Albert Glen Edwards

1976
Ray Flaherty

1982
Sam Huff

1983
Sonny Jurgensen
Bobby Mitchell

1984
Charley Taylor

1986
Ken Houston

1992
John Riggins

1996
Joe Gibbs

2002
George Allen

2008
Darrell Green
Art Monk

2010
Russ Grimm

What numbers have been retired by Washington Redskins?
33 Sammy Baugh

Top 5 Players of all time for the Washington Redskins

1. Sammy Baugh – Quarterback
Sammy Baugh began his professional football career after attending Texas Christian University. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1937 and remained with the team until 1952. He spent a short amount of time with the New York Titans (1960-1961) and Houston Oilers (1964) before retiring from the sport permanently in 1964. During his professional career, Baugh was a five-time All-Star selection, a Pro-Bowl selection, a seven-time First-Team All-Pro selection, a two-time Second-Team All-Pro selection and two-time NFL Player of the Year.
165 Games Played
83 Games Started
1693 Completed Passes
2995 Attempted Passes
21886 Yards Passed
187 Touchdowns
203 Interceptions Thrown

2. Sonny Jurgensen – Quarterback
Sonny Jurgensen had a long career that began in 1957 with the Philadelphia Eagles. His time with the Eagles lasted until he became a Washington Redskin in 1964. He remained with the team until 1974, when he retired from playing the sport of football. During his time as a pro ball player, Jurgensen was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a five-time All-Pro selection.
218 Games Played
149 Games Started
69-73-7 QB Record
2433 Passes Completed
4262 Passes Attempted
32,224 Yards Passed
255 Touchdowns
189 Interceptions Thrown

3. Andy Farkas – Fullback
Andy Farkas played the majority of his professional career with the Washington Redskins. He was drafted during the first round of the 1938 NFL draft and played with the team from 1938 until 1944. He joined the Detroit Lions for one year before retiring from his professional playing career. He was part of the teams NFL championship win in 1942 and let the team in scoring in 1939. Farkas was a two-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro selection.
70 Games Played
38 Games Started
587 Rushing Attempts
2103 Rushing Yards
21 Touchdowns
80 Receptions
1086 Receiving Yards

4. Art Monk – Wide Receiver
Art Monk began his professional career with the Washington Redskins in 1980. He remained with the team until 1993 when he became a New York Jet. One year later he became a Philadelphia Eagle, staying with the team for one year before retiring permanently. Monk was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time First-Team All-Pro selection, a two-time First-Team All-NFC selection and a one-time Second-team All NFC selection. He won three Super Bowl Championships with the Washington Redskins, the only three Super Bowls the team ever won.
205 Games Played
193 Games Started
940 Receptions
12721 Receiving Yards
68 Receiving Touchdowns
62 Rushing Attempts
332 Rushing Yards Gained

5. Len Hauss – Center
Len Hauss was a career-long Washington Redskin, from 1964 until 1977. He helped the team to secure a Super Bowl victory in 1972 and was a starter for 154 of his 196 games played. He was a five-time Pro Bowler from 1967 until 1972.
196 Games Played
154 Games Started

Game Day and Travel Information

3 hotels around the stadium

Radisson Hotel Largo
9100 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 773-0700
website

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Largo
9101 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 636-6090
website

Hampton Inn Washington
9421 Largo Drive West
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 499-4600

Best restaurants in the area or restaurants owned or named after Washington Redskins

Pearlie Lee’s Café
9201 Basil Ct. #B5
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 636-6688

Outback Steakhouse – Largo
9660 Lottsford Court
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 322-6444
website

Carolina Kitchen
800 Shoppers Way
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 350-2929
website

Tailgating Rules

  • Tailgating involves the use of grills, coolers, chairs, tables or other devices that could inhibit pedestrian passage or vehicular access. Activities that do not use any additional space beyond your parking space are permitted.
  • Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots at FedEx Field. Use of more than one parking spot for tailgating is permitted only in designated areas.
  • Fans who wish to tailgate in more than one parking space will be directed to the back of parking lots, where they will be allowed to occupy additional spaces until required for additional vehicles. Fans who wish to tailgate within a single parking spot will be directed to the front of parking lots.
  • Parking lots open four (4) hours prior to kickoff. Port-o-lets are provided throughout the parking lots.

In order for all guests to enjoy the tailgating experience, we ask that fans follow these guidelines

  • Use of an empty parking space for tailgating is permitted only in designated areas and until such time as the space is needed to park other vehicles.
  • Use of an empty parking space for tailgating is not permitted in the Platinum Lots.
  • When parking, park your car in one space only and between the white lines.
  • Parking permits are to be used for cars only, not for additional tailgating space or storage.
  • Be considerate of other guests’ vehicles.
  • For the safety of all guests and for emergency vehicle access, please keep all aisles clear.
  • Dispose of all trash in proper receptacles.
  • Prior to entering FedEx Field, please extinguish all flames and grills. Ash dumpsters are available throughout the lots for your convenience. Do not place a hot grill in or under any vehicle.

Items NOT allowed in the stadium

  • Bags, including: backpacks, gym bags, duffel bags, packages, briefcases, large purses, etc.
  • Food and beverages of any kind
  • Umbrellas (plastic ponchos are available for sale at select merchandise areas)
  • Bottles, jugs, thermoses, cans, coolers, or any other container
  • Animals (except for certified guide dogs assisting disabled guests)
  • Whistles, horns and other noise makers
  • Weapons, firearms
  • Illegal drugs
  • Folding chairs

Resources about the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins Official Website
website

ESPN Washington Redskins
website

NFL.com Washington Redskins
website

Sports Illustrated Washington Redskins
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FedEx Field
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