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Five Things You Need To Know About…Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan has a future in retail when his football career is over.

Patrick Smith

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6'4", Weight: 250 lbs

College: Purdue

Ryan Kerrigan has been having a very productive year. He's the heart and soul of the Redskins defense. He's active on the field as well as in the community. Most of us know how nice of guy Ryan Kerrigan is.  Here are five more things you need to know about Ryan Kerrigan.

#1. He once went "undercover" in a Modell's sporting goods store to promote his jersey over Robert Griffin's.

#2. Kerrigan is from Muncie, Indiana. While attending high school, he was known more for his prowess on the basketball court than the football field. He played against future NBA players Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr.

#3. At the age of eight, Kerrigan suffered from an ear infection. As a result he is half deaf with severe hearing loss in his left ear.

#4. Kerrigan's favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. I'm sure this Zac Brown fella is popular with the kids these days.

#5. When he orders buffalo wings, Kerrigan skips both the ranch and bleu cheese dipping sauces. He prefers his wings...plain.

Ryan Kerrigan has had an incredible start to his season. In the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he tied the Redskins' single game sack record with a total of four. He's a hard worker, a leader, and respected not only on the team, but throughout the league. With the Redskins struggling this early in the season, they will need a leader like Kerrigan to help them overcome the adversities they are already facing. Regardless of where the Redskins finish this season, Kerrigan is making a difference with his Blitz For The Better foundation. Please take a moment and check out the web site. It's exactly what you'd expect from a stand up guy like Ryan Kerrigan.