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The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.1k votes 196 voters 5.4k views 62 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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London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more
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Ryan Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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, ...more

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LaVar Arrington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more
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Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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 ...more
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Chris Hanburger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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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Monte Coleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more
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Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more

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Ken Harvey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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 ...more
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Neal Olkewicz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more
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Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more

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Marcus Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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 ...more
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Rich Milot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 ...more
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Jack Pardee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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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Mel Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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 ...more
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Harold McLinton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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 1978. ...more
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Zach Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

Zach Brown is an American Football running back for the Buffalo Bills.
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Lorenzo Alexander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010

Lorenzo John Alexander (born May 31, 1983) is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of ...more
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Brad Dusek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
Brad Dusek

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

 

John Bradley Dusek (born December 13, 1950 in Temple, Texas) is a former American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League from 1974 to 1981. He played ...more
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Jeremiah Trotter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
Jeremiah Trotter

Seasons: 2003, 2002

Jeremiah Trotter (born January 20, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles ...more
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Trent Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
Trent Murphy

Seasons: 2015, 2014

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Mason Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
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
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Andre Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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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Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
Ryan Anderson

Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Shaun Dion Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time
Shaun Dion Hamilton

Seasons: 2018

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Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Linebackers of All Time

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. ...more