Washington Redskins’ Jersey Number History: No. 8 – No. 9

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Published: April 11, 2009


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No. 8 - Chip Lohmiller, Kicker, 1988-1994

After Mark Moseley finally ran out of gas in 1986 the Redskins kicking position went into a state of flux with Jess Atkinson, Max Zendejas and the all time No. 6 Ali Haji-Sheikh all not proving not to be the answer so entering the 1988 NFL draft the Redskins spent a second round pick on Minnesota kicker Chip Lohmiller.

Lohmiller was unusual for kicker in that he wasn't slight but built more like a tight end. It also meant he had a powerful leg.

As a rookie he had a couple of hairy moments but generally showed he belong straight away.
The Redskins had a disappointing season as defending champs that year but Lohmiller's four field goals in a 30-29 victory over the Steelers and game winners against the Packers and Eagles meant he made a contribution to the season not going completely d...

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