For the third time in four years, the Redskins learn they will be sending another one of its alumni to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Nominated by the Senior Committee, former Redskin linebacker Chris Hanburger will be Canton bound.
Hanburger was a standout linebacker for the Redskins from 1965-78 and earned nine Pro Bowl berths, a franchise record.
He earned earned first-team All-NFL acclaim four times from 1972-76 and was also named All-Eastern Conference in 1968-69 and All-NFC six times from 1970-76.
“I am overwhelmed,” Hanburger said in a telephone interview on NFL Network shortly after the announcement. “It’s such a tremendous honor to just be nominated let alone be voted in. You have to think of all the men that played before I did and all of the men that I played with.