Sunday, March 14, 2010

3/11-3/14 Redskins Bdays

Happy birthday Mark Moseley. Mark played 13 seasons for the Redskins from 1974-86. Mark was a 2 time Pro Bowler and in 1982 became the only kicker in the history of the NFL to be named MVP. Mark lead the NFL in 1983 with 161 pts and remains the Skins all-time leading scorer with 1,206 pts. The last of the straight on kickers and one of the last players with the single bar helmets…Mark should be in the NFL HOF. In retirement Mark became the director of franchising for the 5 Guys restaurant chain, I’m assuming that has rewarded him well. Happy 62nd Mr. Moseley.

Happy birthday Alvin Walton. Alvin played 6 seasons at safety for the Redskins from 1986-91. #40 appeared in 77 games with the Redskins, winning 2 Super Bowls. Alvin had 12 interceptions and countless tackles (no records) during his Redskins tenure…I remember him tackling Joe Morris about 100 times alone. In retirement Alvin played some more in the CFL and won a Grey Cup. He’s one of my favorites…happy 46th Mr. Walton.

Happy birthday Dan Wilkinson. “Big Daddy” played 5 seasons at D-tackle for the Redskins from 1998-2002. #95 appeared in 76 games collecting 23 sacks and 138 tackled during his tenure. His best season came in 99’ when he had 8 sacks and rambled 88 yards with an INT return for a TD. Dan retired after the 2006 season, his 12th in the NFL. Happy 37th Mr. Wilkinson.

Happy birthday Shawn Springs. Shawn played 5 seasons for the Redskins
from 2004-08. #24 appeared in 64 games at cornerback, intercepting 12
balls while returning 2 for TD’s. Shawn also had 7 sacks and 251 tackles
during his tenure. The Virginia native spent last season with the Patriots.
Happy 35th Mr. Springs.

Happy birthday Fred Stokes. Fred played 4 seasons at defensive end for the
Redskins from 1989-1992. Fred never missed a game during his Redskins
tenure, appearing in all 64 regular season contests. Fred had 20.5 sacks, 127
tackles (at least) and 9 fumble recoveries as a Redskin. #60 has a Super
Bowl ring from the 91’ season. In retirement Fred works as a motivational
speaker. Happy 46th Mr. Stokes.

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