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The Best Washington Commanders Linebackers of All Time

Big fan of Washington football? Then check out this list of Washington Commanders linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Washington Commanders 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 2022-2023 Commanders and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Commanders LBs include Mason Foster, Marcus Washington, Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, and Rocky McIntosh.

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

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

    Patrick Ryan Kerrigan (born August 16, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue, where he ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seasons: 1980, 1979

    Peter Joseph Wysocki (October 3, 1948 – June 14, 2003) was an American football linebacker who played his entire six-year career with the Washington Redskins from 1975 to 1980 in the National ...more
  • 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
  • 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 college ...more
  • 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
  • Seasons:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

    Roger A. "Rocky" McIntosh Jr. (born November 15, 1982) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played ...more
  • Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

    Charles Mark Drazenovich (August 7, 1927 – February 27, 1992) was an American football linebacker who played his entire ten-year career with the Washington Redskins from 1950 to 1959 in the National ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seasons: 1960

    William Edward Roehnelt (June 4, 1936 – July 1968) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins; and in the American Football ...more
  • 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 California, ...more
  • 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
  • Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968

    Thomas James Roussel (born January 20, 1945 in Thibodaux, Louisiana) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the New Orleans Saints, and ...more
  • Seasons: 1953

    Jack Martin Cloud (January 1, 1925 – June 19, 2010) was an American football linebacker and fullback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins. He was ...more
  • 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