Joined the NFL as the 17th-round draft choice of St. Louis in 1961 out of the University of Nebraska... Signed with Washington as a free agent in 1968... 1969 Pro Bowler... Helped lead the Redskins to Super Bowl VII in 1972... Finished 17-year career with 56 interceptions... Ranked seventh all-time in Redskins career interceptions with 27 and fourth all-time with 412 career interception return yards.
Considers playoff victories during the 1971-72 season to be among his most memorable Redskins moments... Defeating the Packers twice that season also stands out... Credits the Redskins and head coach George Allen for prolonging his career... Pre-game ritual while with the team involved visualizing each game in his mind before it was played... Cites Billy Kilmer as one of many inspirational teammates.
Grew up in Nebraska where "football was everything"... After retiring from the Redskins, worked as a stockbroker and owned a successful real estate business.