1932 Boston Braves, 1933-1936 Boston Redskins, 1937-present Washington Redskins

The franchise has enjoyed winning ways and innovative personalities for much of the time since it joined the NFL as the Boston Braves in 1932.  The team won the NFL title in 1937, its first season in Washington, and then added a second world championship in 1942.  Since the AFL-NFL merger, the Redskins have added many playoff appearances and three Super Bowl championships to its rich history and tradition.

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
July 9, 1932 as the Boston Braves

First Season:

Changed Nickname to Redskins:

Moved to Washington:

FedEx Field

Daniel Snyder

Bruce Allen

General Manager:
Scot McCloughan

Head Coach:
Jay Gruden

Super Bowl Championships:

NFL Championships:
1937, 1942

NFC Championships:
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:

All-Time Record:
(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.