Archive for August, 2011

Former Redskins LB Chris Hanburger, the “Hangman,” finally makes Pro Football Hall of Fame

August 9, 2011

Former Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger is the latest Redskin to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hanburger was enshrined into the Hall Saturday in Canton, Ohio. The humble Hanburger gave his Hall of Fame speech one week shy of his 70th birthday.

Hanburger’s son Chris presented him into the Hall of Fame.  The modest Hanburger started by mentioning former teammates in attendance Billy Kilmer, Ron McDole, Brig Owens, Pat Fischer, and Larry Brown. He also congratulated the other inductees, and even thanked the volunteers at the Hall of Fame. Hanburger went on to thank men and women who are members of the armed forces, firefighters, and law enforcement, calling them the the true Hall of Famers.

“I don’t consider myself a true Hall of Famer,” Hanburger said. “It’s not so much what I did. I look at it as what the people around me did on the field that let me try to be somewhat of a loose cannon out there.”

To read the rest of my article on Examiner.com, click here.

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