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WFL gala honors Montgomery County sports heroes

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WFL Gala logoROCKVILLE — Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall was among the honorees Saturday during the Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

The 10th annual event also featured appearances by members of the Washington Redskins 1988 Super Bowl team including Doug Williams, Ricky Sanders, Dexter Manley, Darrell Green and Gary Clark.

Rick “Doc” Walker, a former Redskins tight end, and Silver Spring native Larry Michael, who serves as the “Voice of the Redskins,” were Masters of Ceremonies during the evening.

This year marked the 30th anniversary of Washington’s 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, a historic win for Williams, who became the first African-American quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory.

“He was the face and the quarterback of that team and he got a lot of visibility,” said Green, a cornerback who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. “He is what you call a real hero and we’re real proud of him as a person. I have great respect for him beyond his arm strength. I have a great respect for him as a man and a friend.”

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Football legends reach out to help QO graduate

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MPI 2443Georgetown University coach Rob Sgarlata, Tyrell Williams and his girlfriend Alexa Richie at the Washington Football Legends event. PHOTO BY MARK POETKERFormer Georgetown University football standout Tyrell Williams has received significant financial assistance from the Washington Football Legends.

The organization announced last week that it has purchased equipment for the Quince Orchard graduate to help with in-home rehabilitation after he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury during a game last season.

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Washington area football legends will get "Funky"

Former Damascus High School standout running back Jake Funk will be among the honorees this weekend at the Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala.

The event, presented by Marriott, will offer a nostalgic evening of tribute, food and fun to honor football legends in our nation’s capital and provide scholarships for minority higher education assistance.

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