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The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.0k votes 279 voters 7.9k views62 items

Big fan of Washington football? Then check out this list of Washington Redskins linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Washington Redskins history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Washington defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2018-2019 Redskins and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Redskins LBs include Mason Foster, Marcus Washington, Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, and Rocky McIntosh.

Who are the best linebackers in Washington Redskins history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Washington Redskins starting linebacker.

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  • 1

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

    London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at John Carroll, and signed with the St....  more
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    Ryan Kerrigan

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

    Patrick Ryan Kerrigan (born August 16, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue, where...  more

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    Chris Hanburger

    Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

     

    Christian G. Hanburger, Jr. (born August 13, 1941) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who played his entire fourteen-year career with the Washington...  more

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    Wilber Marshall

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

    Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five teams from 1984 until...  more
  • 5

    Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

    Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was...  more

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  • 6

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

    Monte Leon Coleman (born November 4, 1957) is a former American football linebacker who played for sixteen seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1994. He is currently the head football...  more
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    Ken Harvey

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

    Kenneth Ray Harvey (born May 6, 1965) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He currently works as a fitness trainer for space tourists and a sports...  more
  • 8

    Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

    Neal T. "Olky" Olkewicz (born January 30, 1957) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who played his entire eleven-year career with the Washington Redskins...  more
  • 9

    Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

    LaVar RaShad Arrington (born June 29, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. He played college football at Penn State and...  more
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    Marcus Washington

    Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

    Marcus Cornelius Washington (born October 17, 1977) is a former American football linebacker. After completing his college career with Auburn he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second...  more
  • 11

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

    Richard Paul Milot (born May 28, 1957) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played his entire nine-year career with the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1987. ...  more
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    37
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    Mason Foster

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

    Mason Foster (born March 1, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
  • 13

    Seasons:  2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

    Brian Ndubisi Orakpo (born July 31, 1986) is a former American football outside linebacker who played 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University...  more

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  • 14

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

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  • 15

    Seasons: 1972, 1971

    John Perry Pardee (April 19, 1936 – April 1, 2013) was an American football linebacker and the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League (NFL), the United...  more

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  • 16

    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

    Andre Pierre Collins (born May 4, 1968) is a former American football outside linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XXVI for the Washington...  more
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    Martrell Spaight

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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    19
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    Keenan Robinson

    Seasons: 2015, 2014

    Keenan Robinson (born July 7, 1989) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round...  more
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    Mel Kaufman

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

    Melvin Kaufman (February 24, 1958 – February 7, 2009) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who played his entire eight-year career with the Washington Redskins. ...  more
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    16
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    Trent Murphy

    Seasons: 2015, 2014

  • 21

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

    Marvcus Raymond Patton (born May 1, 1967) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 8th round of the 1990 NFL Draft. A 6'2", 239-lb. linebacker...  more
  • 22

    Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

    Harold Lucious McLinton (July 1, 1947 – October 31, 1980) was an American football player who played linebacker in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins from 1969 to...  more
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    Zach Vigil

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 24

    Seasons:  1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

    Ralph Dwaine "Rass" Felton (May 21, 1932 – January 22, 2011) was an American football player. Felton played college football at the University of Maryland at College Park and was drafted in the...  more
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    Pete Robertson

    Seasons: 2018, 2017