Tuesday, September 15, 2009
9/15-16 Happy Bday Earnest Byner & Mickey Tettleton
Happy birthday Earnest Byner. Earnest played 5 seasons for the Redskins from 1989-1993 and served as running backs coach from 2004-2007. Earnest came to the Redskins in one of the most lopsided trades in NFL history…straight up for Mike Oliphant, a going away present from the retiring Bobby Beathard. Earnest never missed a game in his 5 seasons in DC and accumulated 5,527 yards and 29 TD’s during his tenure. He had back to back 1,000+ yards rushing in 90-91 and rushed for 998 yards in 92’ (he had 1,000 then lost 2 yards on his final carry.) Earnest is well known for “the fumble” from his playing days in Cleveland but should be known for so much more. He's one of the 70 greatest Redskins, played 14 seasons in the NFL and totaled 12,866 yards and 71 TD’s. Earnest now coaches the running backs for the Titans. Happy 47th Mr. Byner!
Happy birthday Mickey Tettleton. Mickey played 3 seasons in Baltimore from 1988-1990. Mickey had O’s fans in a frenzy during his 1989 All-Star season, causing sales of Froot Loops cereal to soar in the beltway area. Mickey attributed Froot Loops as the source of power for his 26 home runs. That was the year of the “Why Not” Orioles, who were eliminated on the final weekend of the season, 1 year after losing 107 games. Mickey retired after the 97’ season (his 14th) and finished his career with 245 HR’s and 732 RBI’s. The Toy Dept recently caught up with Mickey and to see what he’s up to now check it out. Happy 49th Mr. Tettleton!
Cheers and Hail