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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at


Articles by Zac Boyer

School spirit: A Redskins emblem at Union 6th/7th Grade Center. Indian groups want students to learn more about them beyond such logos. (Tulsa World)

American Indian high schools cling to 'Redskins' nickname

As superintendent of the Red Mesa Unified School District in northeastern Arizona, Tommie Yazzie believes its schools' use of the Redskins nickname and mascot epitomizes the qualities desired of its students and athletes: bravery, pride and intelligence. Published June 1, 2014

Newly drafted Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) talks to members of the media following rookie minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Despite concussion history, Jordan Reed not worried about future

Despite missing the final six games of his rookie season as he dealt with the effects of a concussion, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said Thursday he believes the incident was "a fluke thing" and has no concern about his well-being going forward. Published May 30, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) speaks to reporters after practice as the Washington Redskins hold their Organized Team Activities at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Feeling-out process guiding Robert Griffin III through offseason

Not only is the offseason workout period crucial for the Washington Redskins, who are learning large parts of a new offense and defense with a revamped coaching staff, but it’s important for quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was limited to rehabilitating from right knee surgery during this time a year ago. Published May 29, 2014

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen laughs on the sideline before the Washington Redskins play the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL preseason football at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Monday, August 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Bruce Allen promoted to Redskins team president, stays GM

Allen, 57, was originally hired as the team's Executive Vice President/General Manager on Dec. 17, 2009 after a five-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and eight years with the Oakland Raiders. Published May 26, 2014

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Browns hire Redskins pro personnel director Morocco Brown

Morocco Brown, who has served as the Washington Redskins' Director of Pro Personnel for the last six years, is expected to be hired by the Cleveland Browns to a senior post in their personnel department, according to a person familiar with the matter. Published May 20, 2014

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) walk though the empty arena before Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

First taste of playoffs an eye-opening experience for Wall, Beal

"The intensity level is more than it's ever been during the regular season," Wall said. "You're playing for something. You're winning, trying to get a championship or go to the Finals, at least. Regular season, you're just playing." Published May 15, 2014

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) in action during the second half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. Washington defeated Indiana 102-79. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

For John Wall, belief makes the difference in critical game

Dejected, despondent and needing to be shaken from his deep depression, Wall turned to Randy Wittman following the Washington Wizards' shootaround Tuesday morning and confided in his coach a secret Wittman never wanted to hear. "I'm frustrated," Wall told him. "I don't know how to get out of this slump. I don't know what to do." Published May 14, 2014

USC running back Silas Redd celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against California Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Silas Redd, Cody Hoffman among Redskins' rookie signees

Redd, a 5-foot-10, 212-pound running back, played in only six games for USC in 2013 as he attempted to recover from offseason surgery on his left knee and then sustained an unspecified injury to his right knee late in the season. Published May 14, 2014

Washington Wizards forward Al Harrington (7) looks down court during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game against the Indiana Pacers in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards' old guys have proven their worth in playoffs

As Drew Gooden made his presence known in the paint, Al Harrington made shot after shot and fans chanted Andre Miller's name before stepping to the line for a pair of free throws, one thing was clear Sunday in the Washington Wizards' Game 4 second-round loss to the Indiana Pacers: The old guys still have it. Published May 13, 2014

Wizards' John Wall collides with Pacers' Roy Hibbert under the basket and misses the shot in the fourth quarter as the Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Wall was held to only 12 points in the game as the Wizards lost to the Pacers 95-92. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

John Wall's pass emblematic of all Wizards still have to learn

Al Harrington was halfway out of his seat on the Washington Wizards' bench when he saw John Wall catch the ball and square himself up for a 3-pointer on Sunday night. After a moment's hesitation, though, Wall passed the ball. Bradley Beal, open on the other wing, missed his 3-point attempt. Published May 12, 2014

Wizards' John Wall (2) is defended by Pacers' George Hill (3) as he makes a pass under the basket in the third quarter as the Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Wizards' late collapse in Game 4 leads to brink of elimination

Behind 39 points from Paul George, including 13 in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth, the Pacers completed a 19-point comeback at Verizon Center, defeating the Wizards 95-92 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the teams' second-round playoff series and putting themselves in position to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win at home in Game 5 on Tuesday. Published May 11, 2014

Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the first quarter of game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Monday, May 5, 2014(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

After Game 1, Pacers aware of challenge they face in Wizards

The traditionally-built Pacers seemed to welcome the respite offered in the second round by another team that was equally balanced. The matchups were one thing; anticipating the effort and intensity Washington brought was another. Published May 7, 2014

Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson speaks during a media availability after an NFL football training camp practice at Redskins Park, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Tanard Jackson back with Redskins day after release

The 28-year-old free safety has not played since Week 17 of the 2011 regular season, when he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in three preseason games with the Redskins in 2012 before being suspended on Aug. 31 of that year. Published May 7, 2014