Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends
July 9, 1932 as the Boston Braves
Changed Nickname to Redskins:
Moved to Washington:
Super Bowl Championships:
XVII, XXII, XXVI
1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991
NFL Eastern Division Championships:
1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945
NFC Eastern Division Championships:
1972, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999
NFL East Division Championships:
(At Start of 2015 Season)
Retired Uniform Numbers:
#33 Sammy Baugh
Original Franchise Location/Name: The Redskins franchise began in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. The team used the nickname "Braves." The team became known as the "Redskins" in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.
First Draft Choice: Riley Smith, B, Alabama was selected second overall in the NFL's first-ever draft in 1936.
First Regular-Season Game: A 14-0 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers, 10/2/32.
First Winning Season: 1936 (7-5-0).
First Playoff Appearance: A 21-6 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the 1936 NFL Championship Game played at the Polo Grounds in New York, 12/13/36.
First All-League Players: T Turk Edwards, 1932.
First Redskins Elected to Hall of Fame: QB Sammy Baugh and Founder/Administrator George Preston Marshall, charter members, 1963.
First to Rush 200 Yards in a Game: Cliff Battles, 215 yards vs. New York Giants, 10/8/33 was the first player in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in a single game.
First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Larry Brown, 1,125 yards (1970).
First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Sammy Baugh, 446 yards vs. Boston Yanks, 10/31/48.
Most Yards Rushing, Career: John Riggins, 7,472 yards, (1976-1979, 1981-1985).
Most Yards Passing, Career: Joe Theismann, 25,206 yards, (1974-1985).
Most Receptions, Career: Art Monk, 888 receptions (1980-1993).
All-Time Leading Scorer: Mark Moseley, 1,206 points, (1974-1986).
It's A Fact: On 10/16/38, halfback Andy Farkas ran the wrong way and was tackled for a safety. Farkas, however, went from goat to hero when he led the Redskins to a 7-5 comeback win over the Detroit Lions.
Longest Interception Return: Barry Wilburn's 100-yard return vs. the Minnesota Vikings, 12/26/87.