WASHINGTON — In addition to an extra day of preparation afforded by a Monday Night Football matchup, the Washington Redskins also got an extra day to play this week, and the defensive backs took advantage.
After a quick last practice at Redskins Park, former Virginia Tech Hokies DeAngelo Hall and (former Redskins defensive back) Kyshoen Jarrett boarded the plane for Bristol Motor Speedway. It is there that Tech would get the first real test of the 2016 season, taking on the Tennessee Volunteers inside a stadium designed for NASCAR.
Hall provided photo updates on Instagram, with posts from the air and again on the tarmac:
Before the game, Hall told Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times that the game at that venue was a “can’t-miss event.”
“This is one of the meccas of [racing],” Hall said. “My wife’s from Bristol, so I’m very familiar with this track. Ever since they announced this game, I’ve been looking forward to being out here on this track for the game.”
Unfortunately, the outcome of the game didn’t match the venue, as the University of Tennessee pummeled the Hokies, 45-24.
Fortunately, fellow defensive back David Bruton Jr. had a much better ending to his afternoon, using his post-practice time to have an essential D.C. experience: touring the White House.
He also used Instagram to show off his experience and thank his tour guide.
For most people, a White House tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For Bruton, this is not only his second trip–it’s his second trip in three months. After joining the Redskins this offseason, Bruton got to take place in his Denver Broncos’ trip to the White House in June, in celebration of their Super Bowl 50 victory.
It looks like he got to bring along some friends or family this time, which makes the experience all the more special.
If he wants another trip back, the easiest way is probably to win the Super Bowl again with the Redskins. Just saying.