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Former Washington Redskins guard Dick Stanfel passed away recently at the age of 87 in his home in Libertyville, Ill.
Stanfel – a University of San Francisco product – spent his final three NFL seasons with the Redskins after a trade with the Detroit Lions in 1956, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors during each season in burgundy and gold. Stanfel was one of the original 70 Greatest Redskins.
According to his Greatest Redskins profile, Stanfel's most memorable moment with the team "occurred when he came out of a game and the entire stadium gave him a standing ovation."
Stanfel was named to the 1950s All-Decade Team and nominated twice for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, once in 1993 and again in 2012.
He would go on to spend nearly two decades in the NFL as an assistant coach with the Eagles, 49ers, Saints and Bears.