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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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Locals rise to prominence in pro football and college basketball

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris could see significant playing time this weekend after Ezekiel Elliott was denied a preliminary injunction blocking a six-game suspension.
Through five games this season, Morris has rushed for 105 yards on 13 carries including three yards in Sunday’s 33-19 win over the Redskins, his former team.
As a Redskins rookie in 2012, Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns, finishing second in the league in total rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns.
Meanwhile, former DeMatha standout Arie Kouandjio was re-signed to the Redskins active roster from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.

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Captain Kirk leads Redskins to victory over Raiders, 27-10

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Josh DoctsonJosh Doctson scores first career touchdown for the Redskins, who win Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders. COURTESY PHOTO BY REGGIE HILDRED LANDOVER – A big performance from quarterback Kirk Cousins sparked the Washington Redskins to a 27-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday night before a national television audience and 77,123 spectators at FedEx Field.

During the postgame news conference, Cousins, who completed 25-of-30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns, was asked about his proudest moments throughout the game.

“I think the fact that we had a complete game,” said Cousins. “Any time you start fast, you know it’s up and down, plays happen, you can easily give the ball back. You can have a bad decision here or there and miss the read. The fact that it was a full four quarter performance – I felt that was outstanding.”

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Redskins Fall To Ravens

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BALTIMORE – Washington Redskins rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen got rave reviews following Thursday’s 23-3 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

Allen, the No. 17 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, recorded his first NFL sack midway through the second quarter against Ravens backup quarterback Ryan Mallet.

“I thought he did good,” said Redskins cornerback Josh Norman. “I saw him back there a couple times.”

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Good Counsel graduate heads to Redskins

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Lou Young of the RedskinsGood Counsel alum Lou Young joins the Redskins. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS  The Washington Redskins have added a former Montgomery County standout to their roster.

Lou Young, a 2010 Good Counsel graduate, has signed a free agent deal with the NFL franchise. The former All-Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year has spent the past three seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

In order to make room for the Washington D.C. native, the Redskins released Shak Randolph.

“It feels good to be home – close to home, like a 45-minute drive,” said Young. “I know my mom is excited. It’s like going to your hometown college almost, so it feels good. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m going to make the most of it.”

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Gala, honorees and charitable causes on display for Football Legends 2017

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NORTH BETHESDA — The Washington Football Legends Ninth Annual Scholarship Gala provided a chance for Redskins fans to give to charitable causes while listening to a program emceed by News4 anchor Jim Vance at the North Bethesda Marriot on Saturday evening.   

The Gala raised funds for The Shack Harris and Doug Williams Foundation, The Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Foundation and Sgt. Tom Knox of the Hyattsville Police. Honoree speakers included Knox, Williams, Redskins legend Darrell Green, USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan, Alabama senior tackle Jonathan Allen (not in attendance), St. John’s College High School quarterback Kasim Hill, Dematha High School defensive end Chase Young and former Redskins player Pierre Garcon (not in attendance).

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Lou Young returns home to scores of fans

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Lou YoungLou Young. FILE PHOTO  

LANDOVER – Carolina Panthers cornerback Lou Young said he received ticket requests from 13 friends and family members for the recent Monday Night Football game against the Washington Redskins.

Although the Good Counsel graduate was a fixture on special teams for much of the game, Young was excited to leave FedEx Field with a 26-15 victory over the Redskins.

“I’m just happy,” said Young. “Happy, happy, happy.”

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No turkey and pass the beer

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Redskins fans indulge sports bar rivalry instead of traditional Thanksgiving

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GERMANTOWN – While many families stayed home to watch the Washington Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, some local residents headed to the bars as part of a weekly football tradition.

“Oh, this is a real rivalry game. I’ve been a part of the bar for three months and the Redskins-Cowboys fans are the most loyal fans,” said Demetre Peterson at the Green Turtle.

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The Good Counsel Connection

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When Vikings and the Redskins met, old high school teammates reunited on field

Fuller-DiggsOnce Good Counsel teammates, Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller embraces Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs after their recent game at FedEx Field.     PHOTO BY ED SHEARIN  

LANDOVER – A Good Counsel reunion took place on the gridiron Nov. 13 when the Washington Redskins hosted the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field.

Former Good Counsel teammates Stefon Diggs, a second-year Vikings wide receiver, and Kendall Fuller, a rookie Redskins cornerback, played against each other.

“They used to go at it every day in practice, so it was so cool to watch them,” said Good Counsel Head Coach Bob Milloy.

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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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