Arrington, Portis, Taylor Among Redskins ’10 For 80′ Greatest In History
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The official list of the 80 Greatest Washington Redskins is now complete.
At the team’s 51st annual Welcome Home Luncheon Friday, the ’10 For 80′ winners were announced, including Clinton Portis who retired from pro football in an emotional press conference just one day earlier.
The list was compiled by fan vote as well as a selection panel.
The late Sean Taylor joins Portis, a fellow University of Miami player and longtime friend, on the list. He amassed 299 tackles, 12 interceptions, two sacks and a touchdown during an NFL career that was cut short by tragedy.
Taylor was posthumously voted to his second Pro Bowl in 2007 where a trio of Redskins wore No. 21 in his honor.
He is best remembered for his crushing hits and was named the hardest-hitting player in the NFL by Sports Illustrated prior to the 2007 season.
LaVar Arrington, who has since transitioned into a radio personality on 106.7 The Fan, was also among those honored.
The Pittsburgh native, who played collegiately at Penn State, was selected by the Redskins with the second overall pick in the 2000 Draft.
Arrington earned three trips to the Pro Bowl during his tenure in Washington. He finished his NFL career with 415 tackles, 23.5 sacks and three interceptions.
Joe Bugel was one of the most beloved coaches in team history. He is the creator of the famed “Hogs” on the offensive line and a trusted stalwart on Joe Gibbs’ staff.
Bugel first joined the Redskins in 1981 and served through 1989 when he left to take the reigns as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
He was among the first to return to the staff in 2004 when Gibbs agreed to lead the team for a second time. It was during that time Portis had some of his most successful seasons with the Redskins, which is largely credited to Bugel’s guidance of the offensive line.
The ’10 For 80′ Redskins