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KIRK COUSINS, JEFF BOSTIC, BRIAN MITCHELL, KEENAN REYNOLDS AND KEVIN HOGAN HEADLINE 2016 WASHINGTON FOOTBALL LEGENDS

Keenan Reynolds
Jan. 26, 2016

Washington Football Legends today announced its 2016 award recipients, who will be honored during the Eighth Annual Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala, Presented by Marriott, a Charity Benefit Dinner & Auction on March 26 at the Bethesda North Marriott in Bethesda, MD. The 2016 award honorees are:


Washington Football Legends Redskins Player of the Year

KIRK COUSINS, Quarterback

Bobby Mitchell Champion of the Gridiron

JEFF BOSTIC, Offensive Lineman

College Players of the Year, Presented by BMW and Mini of Sterling

KEVIN HOGAN, Stanford & Keenan Reynolds, Navy

George Michael Excellence in Media

BRIAN MITCHELL, CSN Mid-Atlantic

The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala honors the achievements of Greater Washington, D.C. area football players, community leaders, members of the media and Washington Redskins legends. The honorees are chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of respected media members Glenn Harris, Chick Hernandez, Larry Michael and Rick “Doc” Walker.

“The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala is a meaningful endeavor that benefits those in need in our area and recognizes outstanding achievement,” said former Redskins Quarterback and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams. “The support of Marriott International, the Washington Redskins and the NFL has been instrumental in making this night a great success every year.”

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2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

KIRK COUSINS… WASHINGTON REDSKINS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Quarterback … Drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2012 … Finished 2015 as NFL leader in completion percentage (69.8%) … Two-time NFC Offensive Player of the Week … NFC Offensive Player of the Month (December, 2015) … Threw the 65th “Perfect Game” (perfect passer rating) in NFL history (November 15, 2015) … During 2015 season, set Redskins franchise records for most completions in a game (33), completions in a season (379) and passing yards (4,166).

 

 

JEFF BOSTIC… BOBBY MITCHELL CHAMPION OF THE GRIDIRON

Offensive Lineman … Spent entire NFL career with the Washington Redskins (1980-1993) … Three-time Super Bowl Champion … All-Pro selection (1983) … Elected to the Pro Bowl (1983) … Original member of the famed Redskins’ Offensive Line nicknamed “The HOGS” … Member of the Redskins Ring of Fame … Named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins … Selected to Clemson’s All-Centennial Team in 1996 … Member of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame and the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

 

KEVIN HOGAN… CO-COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Quarterback … Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) … 2010 Washington, D.C. High School Football Player of the Year … 4,762 passing yards and 37 touchdowns during high school career … Stanford record holder for career wins as starting quarterback (36) … As a fifth year senior, led Stanford to the Pac-12 Championship, a Rose Bowl victory over Iowa and a final AP ranking of #3 in the country … Recorded a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in the 2015 Pac-12 Title Game.

 

 

KEENAN REYNOLDS… CO-COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR


Quarterback … United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD … Named Silver Helmet Award Winner (Navy Football MVP) in each of his four seasons … NCAA all-time record holder for touchdowns (88) … Led Navy to its first-ever 11 win season and a final AP ranking of #18 in 2015 … Finished fifth in Heisman voting … His 4,559 career rushing yards are the most in NCAA history among quarterbacks and a school record … First quarterback in history of Army-Navy game to post 4-0 record as the starter.
                       

BRIAN MITCHELL… GEORGE MICHAEL EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA

Mitchell is the host of CSN’s daily talk and debate show, SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell, and an analyst for the network’s Redskins game-day shows … Delivers extensive analysis and opinion covering the top regional and national sports stories nightly … Featured on the network’s Washington Redskins game-day shows, Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live … Spent 10 of his 14 NFL seasons with the Redskins … 3-time All-Pro … Pro Bowl selection (1995) … Member of the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame … Selected to the Washington Redskins 70th Anniversary Team.

 

 

About Washington Football Legends
The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala is a nostalgic evening of tribute, food and fun to honor football legends in our nation’s capital & provide scholarships for minority higher education assistance. In addition to honoring the greatest football players, sportscasters and philanthropists in the region, the Washington Football Legends event has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants and scholarships to minority students in the Washington, D.C. area. The evening is hosted annually by the Joyce & Thomas Moorehead Foundation and the Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation.

 

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