The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. This is where the best players who have ever played the game are honored for their incredible NFL achievements. The Redskins are proud to have many great players inducted here. Have a look. You're sure to recognize a few.
Head Coach 1971–77 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002
- One of the Redskins’ most memorable coaches.
- Over 12 seasons he had an incredible 116-47-5 regular-season record.
- Coached the Redskins to the 1972 Super Bowl.
Running Back 1932–37 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968
- Joined the Boston Braves in 1932, a year before they became the Redskins.
- Led the team in rushing his rookie season.
- In 1933, he became the first NFL player to rush for 200 yards in a game.
- In his final season, he was the league’s top rusher—helping the Redskins win the 1937 World Championship.
Quarterback 1937–52 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
- Nicknamed “Slinging Sammy.”
- Still holds many Redskins records, including 187 touchdown passes during his career.
- Played offense, defense and special teams! In 1943, he led the league in passing yards, return yards on punts, and interceptions—the “Triple Crown!”
- Quarterbacked the Redskins to two World Championships.
- Ended his career as a six-time NFL passing leader with a total of 22,085 passing yards.
Running Back 1950–51, 53 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966
- Known as “Bullet Bill,” he was named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1946 while playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- That same season, he won the “Triple Crown,” leading the NFL in rushing yards, punt returns and interceptions.
- The Washington Redskins were the first team he ever saw play, so to then play for them was a “dream come true.”
- His greatest inspiration was Sammy Baugh.
Tackle 1932–40 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969
- Was an All-American tackle at Washington State.
- Received three offers from NFL teams and chose the highest offer from the Boston Braves for a staggering $150. Back then, that was a lot of money!
- Named to the official All-NFL team in four of his first six seasons.
- At 6'-2" and 260 pounds, he was considered a “giant of his era.”
Head Coach 1936–42 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976
- Nicknamed “Red.”
- Played for the Los Angeles Wildcats (first AFL), New York Yankees and New York Giants. Named to the NFL All-Pro team as a player following the 1928 and 1932 seasons.
- As a coach, he led the Redskins to the 1937 and 1942 NFL Championships.
- Ended his coaching career with an 80-37-5 coaching record and captured four Eastern Division titles with the Redskins.
Head Coach 1981–92, 2003–07 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996
- The most successful coach in Washington Redskins’ history. A true icon!
- Won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks!
- After an 11-year absence, he returned to coach the team from 2004 to 2007.
- The trio of championships and the NFC title game win over the Cowboys are his most memorable moments as a coach.
- Owner of Joe Gibbs Racing—a very successful NASCAR team.
Cornerback 1983–2002 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 2008
- Known as one of the fastest players in NFL history.
- Played 20 seasons for the Redskins—the current record for the longest tenure with one team in all of pro sports!
- Holds the franchise record for most career interceptions with 54.
- Had six interceptions returned for touchdowns!
- Very active in the DC community. Developed the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation learning centers.
Safety 1973–80 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
- In a 14-year NFL career, he was named to 12 straight Pro Bowls from 1968 to 1979.
- As a Redskin, he was voted each year as either an All-Pro or All-NFC player from 1973 to 1979.
- Took a power nap in the locker room before each game.
- Said his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first ballot selection was his greatest accomplishment.
Linebacker 1964–67, 1969 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982
- Came to the Redskins in 1964 after a successful career with the New York Giants.
- Finished his Hall of Fame career with 30 interceptions.
- His motto: “Never forgive and never forget.”
- Favorite moment was crushing his old team, 72-41.
- Claims that the Washington Redskins has always been his real home.
- Since 1973, he has called Redskins games on the radio with his friend and fellow alum, Sonny Jurgensen.
Quarterback 1964–74 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983
- Acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles in a 1964 trade.
- Won three NFL passing titles and helped lead the Redskins to the 1972 championship game.
- Elected to the Pro Bowl four times.
- Considers playing for legendary head coach Vince Lombardi in 1969 to be his most memorable football experience.
- After his playing career, he joined former teammate Sam Huff as a color commentator for Redskins Radio.
George Preston Marshall
1932–1969 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
- The original owner of the Washington Redskins.
- Acquired the Boston Braves in 1932 and in 1937 he moved the team to Washington, DC.
- Organized the team’s first marching band and first-ever cheerleading squad.
- Created the team’s first radio group, which then covered Redskins games for thousands of listeners in the South.
- During the 1930s and 1940s, the Redskins won six division titles and two NFL titles.
End 1936–41, 45 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968
- A two-time All-American at Notre Dame.
- In his second year, he helped lead the Redskins to its first NFL Championship in 1937.
- Was the first Redskin to record a 100-yard receiving game.
- Played both sides of the ball—tight end and defensive end.
- In his final season, he served as player-coach.
Flanker 1962–68 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983
- Came to the Redskins in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.
- Led the NFL in receiving yards during the 1962 and 1963 seasons.
- At the time of his retirement, his 14,078 total yards stood third in NFL history.
- Four-time Pro Bowler who was also selected two times to the All-NFL team.
- Following his playing career, he stayed on with the organization in the personnel department for 33 years. A true Redskin for life!
Wide Receiver 1980–93 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 2008
- The best wide receiver to ever wear the Burgundy and Gold.
- Played a major role in getting the Redskins to four Super Bowls—winning three championships.
- Holds many team records including most career receptions (888), most career receiving yards (12,026), and most receptions in a season (106).
- Retired as the NFL’s all-time receptions leader with 940.
- Elected to three Pro Bowls.
Running Back 1976–79, 81–85 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992
- Nicknamed “The Diesel.”
- One of the best running backs in Redskins history.
- Redskins’ all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
- Named Super Bowl XVII MVP with a record 166 yards rushing and a famous game-winning touchdown.
- Ended his career with 11,352 rushing yards and 104 rushing touchdowns.
Defensive End 2000-03 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009
- One of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history.
- Helped the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls.
- Broke the NFL all-time sack record as a Redskin in 2003.
- Retired with 200 career sacks, the best ever!
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1990 and 1996.
- Played in 11 Pro Bowls!
Wide Receiver 1964–77 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984
- Played his entire professional career with the Redskins.
- Helped lead the 1972 team to the Super Bowl.
- Holds the team record with 90 career touchdowns.
- Second on the Redskins’ all-time receptions list with 649.
- Elected to the Pro Bowl six times.