The Washington Redskins will honor the replacement players that helped the team win Super Bowl XXII following the 1987 season.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will present Super Bowl rings to the replacement players that led the club to a 3-0 mark during the strike, the team announced Wednesday.
“The 3-0 record of the Redskins replacement players was part of the remarkable success of the 1987 Washington Redskins,” Snyder said in a statement. “Their contributions are part of Redskins history and represent an integral reason why a Lombardi Trophy from the 1987 campaign resides in our facility today. Thanks in part to the generosity of our partners on this project, we are happy to honor these players for their role in that World Championship.”
The Redskins’ third win in that stretch was a 13-7 triumph over the rival Dallas Cowboys, who were playing with regulars including running back Tony Dorsett and defensive lineman Randy White.
Most of the replacement players were cut after the NFL strike ended, and none received a ring at the time. Several of the players were featured in an ESPN documentary called “Year of the Scab.”
“If they get rings, I’m very happy for them,” former Redskins defensive lineman Darryl Grant told The Washington Post after the documentary aired in September.
The Redskins finished with an 11-4 mark in the regular season in 1987. They won the NFC East title and went on to post a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.