OXON HILL, Md. — Former Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan and left tackle Trent Williams were among the 10 additions Thursday to the Commanders’ 90 greatest list.
The list was unveiled at the team’s Welcome Home Luncheon at MGM National Harbor. The selections were announced after fans voted from a pool of larger candidates.
Kerrigan and Williams — two of the team’s most famous players from the last decade — joined former linebacker London Fletcher, cornerback DeAngelo Hall, tight end Chris Cooley, wide receiver Santana Moss, cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive tackle Darryl Grant, running back Stephen Davis and coach Larry Peccatiello to be part of the latest additions to the list. Washington had expanded the list to 80 players in 2012.
Kerrigan, who was in attendance as he has helped the team out in an unofficial coaching capacity after retiring this summer, said he was honored to be selected. The 34-year-old is the franchise’s all-time sack leader, passing Dexter Manley in 2020.
“It’s pretty damn cool, man,” said Kerrigan, who was drafted 16th overall in 2011. “It’s really cool. Obviously, the 90-year history, to be part of that group is pretty special.”
Williams made the final list after initially being omitted from the pool of candidates that fans could vote on when the team revealed 15 names in July. The nine-time Pro Bowler, seven of which came with Washington, is the only active player on the list as he now plays for the San Francisco 49ers after the Commanders traded him in 2020.
Williams’ departure came after an ugly dispute with the team’s medical staff and former president Bruce Allen in which he blamed the team for misdiagnosing a cancerous growth on his head. Williams missed the entire 2019 season because of the conflict and was traded months after coach Ron Rivera was hired.
After the omission, the Commanders faced a wave of backlash from their fans and soon added Williams to the list.
“I always loved Trent as a teammate and loved Trent as a friend,” Kerrigan said. “It’s awesome to see him still playing so well. It’s definitely a well-deserved honor for him, as well.”