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  • S Darren Sharper prepped at Hermitage (Richmond, Va.) and was an All-American selection at William & Mary.
  • FB Charles Grant/Kyle Eckel.aspx">Kyle Eckel played at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams served as assistant head coach/defense of the Redskins from 2004-07. Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray served on Williams' defensive staff in Tennessee from 1997-2000, in Buffalo from 2001-03 and in Washington from 2006-07. He also tutored Washington safeties coach Steve Jackson as a player in Tennessee and then had him on staff in Buffalo and with the Redskins. Jackson tutored S PiersonPrioleau in Buffalo from 2001-03 and in Washington from 2005-07. Gray tutored CB Jabari Greer in Buffalo from 2004-05.
  • Greer, DT Anthony Hargrove and Redskins G Derrick Dockery were teammates in Buffalo. TE David Thomas and Dockery were teammates at Texas in 2002.
  • K John Carney and Gray were teammates with the Los Angeles Rams in 1990.
  • Assistant head coach/linebackers Joe Vitt played linebacker at Towson State from 1974-77. Vitt, head coach Sean Payton and Redskins special teams coordinator Danny Smith served on the same staff with the Philadelphia Eagles. Smith served on Williams' coaching staff in Buffalo from 2001-03.
  • Williams and Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith served on the same staff in Tennessee from 1995-2000.
  • Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. served as a quality control coach for Washington in 2001.
  • Quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi's grandfather and Pro Football Hall of Fame legend Vince Lombardi, served as head coach/executive vice-president of the Redskins in 1969. Joe Lombardi also previously coached tight ends and tackles at Virginia Military Institute in 1999.
  • Assistant special teams coach Mike Mallory served as inside linebackers coach at the University of Maryland in 2000.
  • QB Mark Brunell played for Washington from 2004-07, serving as their starting signal caller for his first three seasons with the club. Brunell played for Redskins offensive consultant Sherman Lewis in Green Bay from 1993-94 and was a teammate of Redskins LS Ethan Albright with the Packers as well as the Redskins.
  • T Jermon Bushrod prepped at King George (Va.) High School and played at Towson.
  • LB Marvin Mitchell prepped at Virginia Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) High School.
  • CB Usama Young attended Largo (Md.) High School.
  • Prioleau played for the Redskins from 2005-07 and played in college at Virginia Tech.
  • Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache is a New Orleans native who served on the coaching staff at Tulane from 1976-80 and later at Southern University in 1986.
  • WR Devery Henderson was tutored by Washington wide receivers coach Stan Hixon while at Louisiana State University from 2001-03.
  • Assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones and Hixon served on the same Tigers National Championship staff in 2003.
  • Special teams coordinator Greg McMahon and Washington executive vice president/football operations Vinny Cerrato served on the same staff at the University of Minnesota from 1983-84.
  • Redskins offensive quality control coach Bill Khayat's father, Eddie, was an assistant on the inaugural Saints team in 1967.
  • McMahon and Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith served on the same staff at the University of Illinois from 1992-94.
  • Washington QB Jason Campbell prepped at Taylorsville (Miss.) High School.
  • Williams tutored Redskins LB London Fletcher in Buffalo from 2002-03, where he was also teammates with Prioleau.
  • TE Jeremy Shockey and Washington DT Cornelius Griffin were teammates with the New York Giants from 2002-03.
  • Shockey, LB Jonathan Vilma and Redskins WR Santana Moss and RB Clinton Portis were teammates at the University of Miami (Fla.). Vilma later played in the same Hurricanes linebacking corps with Washington LB Rocky McIntosh from 2002-03.
  • Moss was tutored by wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson at UM. C Jonathan Goodwin, Vilma and Moss were teammates with the New York Jets.
  • Redskins S LaRon Landry prepped at Hahnville High School and played at LSU from 2003-06, where he was a teammate of both CB Randall Gay and Henderson.
  • DT Sedrick Ellis and RB Reggie Bush played with Redskins TE Fred Davis at the University of Southern California.
  • C Nick Leckey and Redskins RB Rock Cartwright were teammates at Kansas State.
  • LB Scott Fujita and Redskins DE Andre Carter were college teammates at the University of California.
  • Fujita and Redskins QB Todd Collins were teammates in Kansas City from 2002-04.
  • Redskins DL Renaldo Wynn played for the Saints in 2007 and played with Brunell in Jacksonville from 1997-2001 as well as in Washington from 2004-06. Carney and Wynn were
  • teammates with the New York Giants in 2008.
  • DE Bobby McCray and Redskins TE Todd Yoder were teammates in Jacksonville from 2004-05.
  • DE Mark Brunell/Charles Grant.aspx">Charles Grant and T Jon Stinchcomb played with Redskins DT Kedric Golston at Georgia. Grant is the cousin of Redskins DE Phillip Daniels.
  • Washington S Kareem Moore starred at Nicholls State from 2006-07.
  • Redskins CB Fred Smoot prepped at Provine (Jackson, Miss.) HS and was a teammate of Sharper's in Minnesota in 2005 and 2006.
  • DT Remi Ayodele, K Garrett Hartley and Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly were teammates at Oklahoma.
  • CB Chris McAlister and Redskins C Casey Rabach were teammates in Baltimore from 2001-04.
  • WR Courtney Roby and Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El were teammates at Indiana in 2001.
  • Roby and Redskins P Hunter Smith were teammates in Indianapolis in 2008.
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