Sam Huff has announced that he is retiring from the Redskins radio broadcast booth.
The Hall of Fame middle linebacker started doing color commentary starting in 1975. It was in 1981 that fellow teammate and Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen joined him in the booth and along with play-by-play man Frank Herzog they became the voice of the most successful era in the history of Redskins football. They called all three Super Bowls that the team won with Joe Gibbs at the helm.
"I've enjoyed every game that I played, coached and provided color commentary over the last 50 years with the Washington Redskins,” said Huff. “I look forward to joining Larry [Michael], Sonny and Doc [Walker] on the pre-game show a few times this season.”
Huff had cut back on his schedule last season. His last game in the booth, the playoff loss to the Seahawks last January, was the 770th broadcast of his career.
“Although Sam’s commentary duties will change, he will always be part of our Redskins family,” Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said. “And we look forward to his future contributions on Washington Redskins broadcasts.”
According to the Redskins Radio Network statement, Huff will be honored during a pregame ceremony this coming season.