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Captain Talmesha Shares Her Goodbye

Dear Redskins Fans,

These past 8 years as an NFL Cheerleader and 5 years as a Washington Redskins Cheerleader have been amazing.   As I retire, I reflect on the many opportunities I have been afforded by being a part of the Redskins organization.  In addition to  interacting with you all, the fans, one of the things I will miss the most is boosting the morale of our military both locally and abroad. Their love for and dedication to our country is inspirational.   I am eternally grateful that I was able to meet so many of our troops and thank them personally for their service.  I would like to thank my director, Stephanie Jojokian, for always pushing me to be a better dancer and for entrusting me with the role of captain.  I would also like to thank my teammates and fellow captains, they are all amazing women and I am appreciative for the friendships that will last a lifetime.  My accomplishments would not have been possible without God and the love and support of my family.  I am truly blessed with family and friends who have always encouraged me to pursue my dreams.  Mom, Tene, Charlie, Romney, Lauren, Toccara, and Scott, thanks for always being there for me.  Lastly, I have to thank my father.  This 2012-2013 season was dedicated to him.  He was always my biggest cheerleader and is now my angel in heaven.  

The First Ladies of Football have a saying "Once a Redskins Cheerleader, always a Redskins Cheerleader." This saying definitely resonates with me as I embark on a new chapter in my life.  I will take a piece of the team with me wherever I go.  I look forward to watching the game in the stands with you all cheering our Washington Redskins on to victory. 

Hail to the Redskins, 

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'08, '09, '10, '11, '12

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