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This Day In History: Redskins Draft Ryan Kerrigan

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Before channeling his inner "Heartbreak Kid" on a career-high 13.5 sacks last season, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was simply an Indiana kid looking to live out his NFL dream.

Drafted by the Washington Redskins out of Purdue, Kerrigan was selected with the 16th-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, which happened to be exactly four years ago today.

A defensive end in college, Kerrigan made the move to linebacker before his first ever NFL game and hasn't looked back, becoming one of the best players at a position saturated with talent.

In his NFL debut at FedExField against the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, Kerrigan return a pick-six off of Eli Manning.

The next season, he did the exact same thing, this time off of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

A countdown of the Top 10 images of Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan during the 2014 season.

In four seasons with the Redskins, Kerrigan has amassed 247 tackles with 38 sacks, 16 passes defensed and 15 forced fumbles.




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