Washington Redskins By the Numbers: Jersey #3

Still very early in this game. These low numbers can be tough. Good time to point out that we are not necessarily always giving you the greatest Redskins of all-time to wear each of these numbers. Sometimes we'll go with a noteworthy guy that has a quirky story that makes these things fun to read. Today is not one of those days. I mean, come on. How many kickers can you name that won the NFL MVP Award?

#3 Mark Moseley


The straight-on style of kicking that Moseley employed was being eliminated in the game in favor of the soccer-style kicking popularized by the Gogolak brothers in the 60's. In fact, Moseley was the ONLY straight-on kicker from 1982 and on, with only one other kicker using the style since.

He was the AP MVP of the NFL in 1982, and made it to 2 Pro Bowls. He held down the kicker position in D.C. from 1974-1986, and he rocked the single-bar helmet facemask. Check out that flattened toe in the kicking cleat. He was 65% all-time in his field goal attempts and 94% all-time in PAT's. These seem low for an all-time great kind of kicker--but when you look at that cleat it is actually a little more impressive. Straight-on kickers, while skilled in their style, are hard-pressed to match accuracy records with soccer style kickers.

And let's not gloss over his hair (pun intended). The man had and still has one heck of a head of hair.

Sure, Jeff George was controversial, and his sideline antics are classic. His whole story is so compelling that we had to consider him for this spot, but how can we forget that game in Dallas where he got dragged by Ebenezer Ekuban and NOBODY from the Redskins had his back. I think that was more telling about Jeff George and not the character of the Redskins' team at that point.

Any other favorite 3's out there?


Mark Moseley

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