Rick Redman was a punishing linebacker during his time at Washington, becoming a two-way star for the team during the early 1960s. Redman not only played linebacker, but also offensive guard. He parlayed his incredible college career into being drafted by both the AFL and the NFL.
At Washington, Redman pulled off a feat that has yet to be matched by any other player who has ever put on the Huskies uniform. Redman was a two-time consensus All-American. While there have been players to be named all-American on multiple occasions, none have been consensus like Redman was.
A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the ninth Husky to be honored, Redman led the Huskies to the Rose Bowl in 1963 as a junior. An Academic All-American during his time at Washington, he ended up signing with the then-San Diego Chargers of the AFL and was named an AFL All-Star during the 1967 season.
There have been plenty of guys who you could consider standout linebackers in the history of the Washington program, but Redman stands out as the best. A member of the Husky Hall of Fame, Redman played nine seasons of professional football, even serving as the punter for the Chargers, but his legacy at Washington is the one he will be most known for.