Washington Redskins Records
Listed below are Washington Redskins Records, Firsts, Odds &
Original Franchise Location/Name: The Redskins
franchise began in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. The team used
the nickname "Braves." The team became known as the
"Redskins" in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in
First Draft Choice: Riley Smith, B, Alabama
was selected second overall in the NFL's first-ever draft in
First Regular-Season Game: A 14-0 loss to the
Brooklyn Dodgers, 10/2/32.
First Winning Season: 1936 (7-5-0).
First Playoff Appearance: A 21-6 loss to the
Green Bay Packers in the 1936 NFL Championship Game played at
the Polo Grounds in New York, 12/13/36.
First All-League Players: T Turk Edwards, 1932.
First Redskins Elected to Hall of Fame: QB Sammy Baugh
and Founder/Administrator George Preston Marshall, charter members,
First to Rush 200 Yards in a Game: Cliff Battles,
215 yards vs. New York Giants, 10/8/33 was the first player
in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in a single game.
First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Larry Brown, 1,125
First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Sammy Baugh,
446 yards vs. Boston Yanks, 10/31/48.
Most Yards Rushing, Career: John Riggins, 7,472
yards, (1976-1979, 1981-1985).
Most Yards Passing, Career: Joe Theismann,
25,206 yards, (1974-1985).
Most Receptions, Career: Art Monk, 888 receptions
All-Time Leading Scorer: Mark Moseley, 1,207
It's A Fact: On 10/16/38, halfback Andy Farkas
ran the wrong way and was tackled for a safety. Farkas, however,
went from goat to hero when he led the Redskins to a 7-5 comeback
win over the Detroit Lions.
Longest Interception Return: Barry Wilburn's
100-yard return vs. the Minnesota Vikings, 12/26/87.