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Robert Thomas' Granddad Celebrates 50-Year High School Anniversary

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Here's a fun story to start off your Monday morning.

Fifty years ago, Charles Chaplin had the chance to tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs but elected instead to stay at home and finish college, becoming the first in his family to do so.

"We had to learn what was called the minimum essentials before we could graduate," said Evelyn Moss-Chaplin, Charles Chaplin's wife to MuskogeePhoenix.com. "We had to learn how to change a tire, read a map, know the 77 counties. Nobody would graduate without knowing how to do something."

Now celebrating his 50-year anniversary from Manuel Training High School, Chaplin still remains somewhat close to the NFL, as his grandson his Washington Redskins defensive lineman Robert Thomas.

Thomas – who signed with the Redskins last season as a college free agent – appeared in 31 career games at Arkansas, recording 72 tackles with six sacks.

You can read the full story on Chaplin's 50-year anniversary here.

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