May 23, 2013; Ashburn, VA, USA; A flag flies at half-staff to honor tornado victims in Oklahoma outside Redskins Park during organized team activities. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins’ Radio Announcer Sam Huff Retires


Former NFL player Sam Huff will be retiring from doing color commentary for the Washington Redskins’ radio broadcasts after 38 years.

ESPN 980 announced the retirement on their Facebook page earlier on Friday. Huff’s final game was in the playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks last season, his 770th broadcast. He was teamed up with play-by-play man Sunny Jurgensen six years after he began calling games for the team on the Redskins Radio Network.

“I’ve enjoyed every game that I played, coached and provided color commentary over the last 50 years with the Washington Redskins,” Huff said in his statement on the Facebook page. “I look forward to joining Larry, Sonny and Doc on the pre-game show a few times this season.”

The color commentator will be honored during a Redskins game to be determined later.

Huff started in the NFL with the New York Giants back in 1956, where he switched positions from defensive guard at West Virginia to linebacker. After seven seasons, he joined the Washington Redskins in 1964 at a salary of $35,000. After he retired in 1968, Vince Lombardi convinced him to play one more season when the coach joined the Redskins. Huff did just that and officially retired for good.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection finished his career with 30 interceptions, 17 fumbles recovered, five touchdowns, and a championship back in 1956.

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