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Five Years Ago: Redskins Art Monk and Darrell Green Enshrined into Hall of Fame

August 27, 2013

This article was written Aug. 3, 2013 on

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Art Monk delivers his Hall of Fame induction speech in 2008. Photo by Mike Frandsen.

On this weekend in 2008, former Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk finally made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after an eight-year wait, when he was enshrined alongside former teammate Darrell Green.

Monk’s prolific career was worthy of him making the Hall the first year he was eligible, but for Redskins fans his induction was better late than never.

At one time, Monk held the NFL record for most catches in a career, most consecutive games with a catch, and most receptions in a season. Monk was an integral part of four Redskins Super Bowl teams, three of which won – after the 1982, 1987 and 1991 seasons.

Monk’s numbers stack up favorably against all the wide receivers in the Hall of Fame. Monk was nicknamed “Big Money” for his ability to make the critical catches in huge games.

The 2008 induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio was a long-awaited celebration for Redskins fans. Monk and Green became the first players of the 1991 Washington Redskins Super Bowl-winning team to make it to the Hall of Fame. Guard Russ Grimm was also inducted into the Hall in 2010.

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