Sam Huff, the former Giants and Redskins linebacker who parlayed a Hall of Fame playing career into a decades-long career as a broadcaster, is retiring from the Redskins’ radio booth.
“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 a statement.
Huff entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Giants in 1956 and played eight seasons in New York before joining the Redskins in 1964 and playing six more seasons in Washington. After retiring from playing, he spent one season working radio broadcasts for the Giants and then joined the Redskins’ radio team in 1975. He and his old teammate Sonny Jurgensen have worked together on the radio since 1981.
The Redskins’ playoff loss to Seattle was Huff’s 770th game as the team’s radio color commentator. The Redskins said they will honor Huff for his radio work at a game this season.