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Redskins legendary 'Hogs' coach Joe Bugel passes away at age 80

Redskins Wire logo Redskins Wire 6/28/2020 Zachary Neel
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The Washington Redskins have announced that legendary coach Joe Bugel has passed away. Bugel, who was the leader of ‘The Hogs’ back in the 1980s, was 80 years old.

“I am absolutely devastated by the news of Joe’s passing. Joe was a larger than life figure and a true legend of his profession. He exemplified what it meant to be a Redskin with his character and ability to connect with his players along with a work ethic that was unmatched. We shared a special bond and he was a great friend. He was a man who not only gave me a better understanding of the game of football, but who also gave me perspective on what is truly important in life. I absolutely adored him and will miss him terribly. Tanya and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Brenda and the entire Bugel family during this time,” said Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, via

During his time in the NFL, Bugel coached for 32 seasons, and he had the pleasure of formulating the dynamic group of offensive lineman in Washington that consisted of Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, Mark May, Jeff Bostic and George Starke.


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