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Est. 1932


Former Washington running back Johns Riggins runs with the football.

John Riggins - RB - 7,472 Rushing Yards


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The Washington Commanders had the NFL’s first marching band (1937), first radio network (1944) and first fully televised season (1950).

Team History

  • The Washington Commanders were founded in 1932 as the “Boston Braves.” Five years later, the team moved to Washington D.C. and has remained there since.
  • In 1933, the team’s name was changed to the “Redskins” which remained the team name until 2020.  
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs was part of the franchise’s most successful period when he coached the team to three Super Bowl victories in 1982, 1987, and 1991.  
  • The 1991 Washington Redskins team is considered one of the best teams in NFL history, scoring 485 total points during the regular season and only allowing nine sacks. 

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 93 (1932-2024)
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Joe Gibbs (154-94-0) 
  • Super Bowl Titles: 3   
  • Record going into 2024 season: (W-L-T) 629-643-29  
  • Playoff Record:  23-20 
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: John Riggins, 7,472 (1976-79, 1981-85) 
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Joe Theismann, 25,206 (1974-85) 
  • Most Career Receptions: Art Monk, 888 (1980-93) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Dexter Manley, 97 (1981-89)*  
  • Most Career Interceptions: Darrell Green, 54 (1983-2002) 
  • Most Career Points: Mark Moseley, 1,206 (1974-86) 
  • Current Team Owner: Josh Harris


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