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Bobby Mitchell

## #49 Bobby Mitchell Flanker 1962-68
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983
Began his professional career as a seventh-round draft selection of Cleveland in 1958, out of Illinois… Came to Washington in 1962 as part of a trade with the Cleveland Browns… Led the NFL in receiving yards in 1962 and 1963… At the time of his retirement, his 14,078 total yards stood third in NFL history… Four-time Pro Bowl selection, three times during his tenure with the Redskins… Two-time All-NFL team.

Cites his community service involvement as the accomplishment he is most proud of today… Considers the Redskins a "great institution"… Most admired teammate was Charley Taylor.

Following his playing career with the Redskins, stayed on with the organization in the personnel department at the encouragement of head coach Vince Lombardi… Started out in the front office as a scout in 1969 and later served as assistant general manager of the Redskins… He retired following the 2002 season with a grand total of 45 years of NFL experience, 40 with the Redskins organization.


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