CANTON, Ohio – Former Washington Redskins NFL general manager Bobby Beathard was inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Beathard helped guide the Washington-based franchise to prominence by hiring a little-known and inexperienced coach in Joe Gibbs while leading the Redskins to three Super Bowl appearances, including victories in Super Bowls XVII and XXII.
During his 11-year stint with the Redskins, Beathard averaged more than nine wins per season and boasted a regular season winning percentage of .625 (105-63) from 1978-1988
Winning championships is what Beathard was known for and was an architect of talent acquisition. Thanks to Beathard, Gibbs, wide receiver Art Monk, lineman Russ Grimm and cornerback Darrell Green all dawn gold jackets under his direction.
He started off his career in professional football as a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963 when the organization won the AFL Championship that season but fell to Green Bay in Super Bowl I. Beathard was responsible for guiding seven teams to the Super Bowl and had the best combined regular season and postseason winning percentage (.667) in the NFL during his time with the Redskins.
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