On Thursday, it was announced that former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley and play-by-play announcer Frank Herzog would be inducted into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.
Manley and Herzog were chosen for "their outstanding contributions to the world of sports" and will join the likes of Joe Gibbs, Sammy Baugh, Darrell Green, and more Burgundy and Gold greats.
Manley, a steal as a fifth-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, won two Super Bowls with Washington during his nine-year career in the nation's capital. An All-Pro in 1986, the Oklahoma State product set the Redskins single-season record for sacks with 18.5 on his way to ending his career with a whopping 97.5.
Between Manley and fellow defensive end Charles Mann, the Redskins put fear in the eyes of opposing quarterbacks all the way to the promised land. Of course, Washington is hoping it can replicate that past success with the trio of Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith and Junior Galette this season.
Herzog was the Redskins' play-by-play radio announcer from 1979 to 2004. While teaming up in the booth with fellow members of the D.C. Sports HOF, Sonny Jurgenson and Sam Huff, Herzog is best remembered for his catch phrase "Touchdown, Washington Redskins!" following each six-point score.
Other 2016 inductees include USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, D.C. United midfielder Marco Etcheverry, Georgetown center Patrick Ewing, Maryland field hockey coach Missy Meharg, high school football coach Bob Milloy, Roosevelt High School sports stars Hymie and Phil Perlo, tennis player Harold Solomon, and Washington Capitols small forward Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA.
This class will be honored during a pregame ceremony at Nationals Park on July 17. Manley, Herzog and the rest of the inductees will receive commemorative plaques and have their names added to the Hall of Fame display overlooking the left-field concourse.
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