Chris Hanburger enters Hall of Fame
Chris Hanburger, the signal-caller for George Allen’s intricate
defenses in Washington, has been inducted into the Pro Football
Hall of Fame.
Nicknamed ”The Hangman,” Hanburger stood out for one violent
move he practically patented in 14 seasons with the Redskins: the
clothesline tackle, which eventually was outlawed.
A senior committee nominee, Hanburger made nine Pro Bowls in his
14 seasons, although he never won a championship. The linebacker’s
knack for finding the ball helped him to 19 interceptions and three
fumble returns for TDs, a league mark when he retired after the
Hanburger stared into the face of his bust Saturday before
saying induction is ”something that I never gave a thought