In June 2002, to honor the Redskins' 70th anniversary, a blue-ribbon panel selected the 70 Greatest Redskins, a prestigious group of players and coaches who were significant on-field contributors to the team's five world championships and magnificent history. In April 2012, the Redskins announced that 10 Redskins would be added to the prestigious list, to create the 80 Greatest Redskins of All Time. Spanning the entire history of the team since its founding in Boston in 1932, the 80 Greatest Redskins encompassed five coaches, a general manager and 74 players. They present a tableau of accomplishments from the franchise's very beginnings.
There are 104 Super Bowl appearances among the 80 Greats, with 52 going once and 48 playing in more than one. Thirty-two members of the squad possess one Super Bowl ring; 29 have more than one. For the years prior to the Super Bowl, members of the 70 made 18 World Championship appearances; six participated in the Redskins' World Championship victories in 1937 and 1942. Every Redskin in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is represented among the 70 Greats and every player and coach in the team's Ring of Fame at FedExField is on the list as well.