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Greg Toler Excited To Be Back Home With The Redskins

Posted Apr 15, 2016

Starting his NFL career in Arizona and Indianapolis, Greg Toler is back in Washington with the Redskins and eager to provide playmaking ability from the cornerback position.

Starting his NFL career in Arizona and Indianapolis, Greg Toler is back in Washington with the Redskins and eager to provide playmaking ability from the cornerback position.

While most of his teammates were known about for a long time, being big-time college football stars and in the spotlight throughout the NFL Draft process, new Washington Redskins cornerback Greg Toler came from a completely different and unique background.

After attending Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md., Toler would attend little-known Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Va.

The historically black college was a member of the NCAA Division II of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association during Toler’s playing days.

He would start 40 games for the school’s football team, setting program records in interceptions (16) and passes defensed (38). He was also a three-time first-team All-CIAA selection.

In 2009, he became the first and only student-athlete from the school to be drafted, selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth-round.

“Oh man, it was a long road traveled,” Toler told Redskins.com. “I like it especially because I get to talk to the youth, the kids, they are our future, most definitely. So I like for them to see that it doesn’t matter where you come from or where you start, it’s about where you finish. So me, coming from St. Paul’s, a smaller school and a historical black college, just always had to work. You always question the saying, 'They’ll find you, the NFL will find you.' And I definitely want to attest to that.”

Toler not only found a home in the NFL directly following his days at St. Paul’s, he’s stayed in the professional ranks and remained quite successful.

For his career, Toler has appeared in 72 regular season games with 47 starts, amassing 251 tackles (221 solo), 47 passes defensed, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles, two sacks and one fumble recovery.

He has three touchdowns to his credit, too.

“I’m trying to just bring my knowledge of the game,” Toler said of what he wants to do for Washington’s defense. “I’ve been in quite a few different systems and my playmaking ability, just showing guys that once we’re rolling and we get the camaraderie, we can just keep building on that. Basically, like I said, just do anything.”

Toler was signed during a relatively quiet time during free agency, but once the season hits, he’s hoping to make quite a bit of noise.

“Free agency is always one of those things, you’ve got to visit teams and you’re just waiting around to see who’s going to make the move,” Toler said. “You get a lot of teams who are interested and who is going to make a move basically, and its fortunate that my home team,” Toler said. “I’m grateful for those guys, for everybody upstairs and just being a part of something great. They finished strong last season and I think no one expected them to do as well as they did, and hats off to that. So that’s just a test to how the team and the coaches and everyone just believes, I’m happy to be here.”

Toler added that being back in Washington, D.C., playing for his hometown Redskins is something he dreamt about for quite a while.

“I never expected to be home, I always talked about it, always dreamt about it, and my family, I always played so far away from home,” Toler said. “So it’s definitely good to get back home and around your loved ones, the people that have supported me since I was younger.”

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