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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA'S NATIONAL RANK
No. 12 pro | No. 49 college | No. 29 high school
In the nation's capital, lobbyists, linemen and fans alike have a chance to belly up to the trough. And what a rich feeding it has been for the Hogettes with three Super Bowl titles, the power running of John Riggins, Doug Williams' amazing second quarter, George Allen and Joe Gibbs on the sidelines, quarterbacks Sammy Baugh and Joe Theisman, and many more great players. Hall of famers Len Ford and Willie Wood were born in D.C.
While the Hoyas have not been a DI power for years, plenty of NFL leaders have academic credit from Georgetown, including Steelers founder Art Rooney, Rams owner Dan Reeves, Carmen Policy and Paul Tagliabue. Among the great Hoyas from the first half of the 20th century are tackle Al Blozis, one of 10 players from the 1941 Orange Bowl team to play in the NFL, guard Augie Lio and coach Lou Little.
The land of politics, although small in area, has a soft spot for football. The District of Columbia is more of a pro town, though, and fans vote with their feet for the Redskins. High school stadiums might not be where every one is on the weekend, but the area does produce national talent. This season the No. 1-rated defensive tackle and No.2-rated wide receiver hail from Washington, D.C. Spring 2006 DI signees: six. Fall 2006 public high school football teams: 11.
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