By Bryan Frantz

WASHINGTON — The 2016 D.C. Sports Hall of Fame class includes Redskins legend Dexter Manley and Georgetown University basketball star Patrick Ewing, according to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post.

Former Redskins play-by-play announcer Frank Herzog is a notable inclusion, as is Earl Lloyd. Lloyd, the first black player to play in the NBA, made his debut for the Washington Capitols on Oct. 31, 1950. He died in 2015 at the age of 86.

Manley, the Redskins’ all-time leader in sacks with 91.0, last played with Washington in 1989, then he retired from the NFL after 1991. From 1983 to 1986, Manley recorded at least 11 sacks in each season, topping out at 18.5 in 1986.

Ewing played for Georgetown from 1981-84, winning the National Championship under coach John Thompson in 1983. He averaged 16.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game that season on .658 shooting. Ewing was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player that year, then won the AP and Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year awards the next season. A year later, he was the NBA’s rookie of the year.

Ewing was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Legendary Good Counsel football coach Bob Milloy and University of Maryland field hockey coach Missy Meharg also made the list, along with writer Christine Brennan. Brennan covered the Redskins for The Washington Post for three years.

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