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      by Published on 05-26-19 04:45 PM  Number of Views: 196 





      He was one of the most influential, winningest, and pivotal figures in Washington Redskins history. And most fans have never heard of him.

      He was the first head coach of the Washington Redskins – ever.
      He lead the Redskins to their first two championships – ever.
      He was an innovator and a football genius.
      And in 1976, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

      He was Ray Flaherty.

      Flaherty was born in Washington State on September 1, 1903. He was a gifted athlete and played multiple sports at Gonzaga High School, and later at Washington State University and Gonzaga University.

      But Ray loved football most of all – and after college played in both the AFL and the NFL, both for the New York Yankees and the
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