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85th Anniversary Redskins Fan Stories: Michael Ealy

Posted Aug 16, 2017

As the Redskins celebrate their 85th anniversary this season, take a look at some diehard Redskins fans tell their stories of fandom, and submit yours today.

Actor and DMV native Michael Ealy cherishes the Redskins’ 1987 Super Bowl season for two reasons.

The first is easy: the Redskins became world champions for the second time in franchise history. The second? Quarterback Doug Williams became the first African-American quarterback to raise the Lombardi Trophy.

“It had just sunk in that as the first African-American quarterback to [win a Super Bowl], he had just made history,” Ealy said. “So that put him up there with the likes of Jesse Owens and Muhammad Ali and such and Joe Lewis. He’s a hero.”

As for his favorite player, Ealy said Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk inspired him tremendously.

“After games I’d go out and play games in the neighborhood and imagine I was Art Monk,” Ealy said. “He never thought of himself as someone beyond the game, as someone beyond the team. And so I try to model my own professional career after that as well. I just want to do the work.”

Now that you’ve heard Michael Ealy’s story, it’s your turn! Share a Redskins memory, story, photo or video on social media using #AllHail OR submit it here and become a part of Redskins history.

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