Sam Huff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. Huff, a Middleburg resident, played in the National Football League from 1956 through 1969 as a linebacker with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.
I was quoted in the Washington Post’s “DC Sports Bog” July 11th edition as saying it was my choice to make a change to my schedule and responsibility with the Redskins broadcasting team with Larry Michael and Sonny Jurgensen.
Red Zebra Broadcasting representatives came to my office to talk to me about these changes. They suggested change, and I negotiated a contract with them. However, I love what I do, and I really don’t want to change anything; I would like to continue to do what I have been doing, just like I have for many years. I have never missed a broadcast since I began the job as color for Redskins Radio.
Sonny Jurgensen and I have been working together since we were both captains with the Redskins. We were traded to the Redskins the same year. We worked well together instantly; Sonny worked with offense, and I worked with defense. That’s the way we worked with Redskins Radio too. Through the years, we have been best friends, like brothers.
After I retired from football, I did broadcasting for the New York Giants briefly, and then I changed to Redskins Radio. I worked with Frank Herzog when he was part of the team. Then Sonny joined our team in 1981, and this season will be the 32nd season of Redskins Radio Broadcasting for Sonny and me. Now, it is Larry Michael, Sonny and Sam on the team.
It’s a wonderful job. Who would not love talking about what you know best, giving the Redskins’ fans the perspective of on-the-field experience like Sonny and I have had, discussing the changes through the years using our knowledge of offense and defense, and all the while working with your best friends? I tried to bring the same perspective to my listening audience that I had when I played the game. I think both Sonny and I were able to do that, and I think that perspective was pretty good. Evidently it was; it got us into the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and I personally have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Redskins’ fans.
Now I will help broadcast 12 games instead of 20 for Redskins Radio. I love football, especially NFL football. I have loved working for the Redskins organization. I love my job. I’m looking forward to the season. Let the games begin!