July 16: Happy Birthday Chip Lohmiller

On a daily basis, Fatpickled recognizes the birthdays of the men who have played, and currently play for, my favorite teams. The Redskins, Orioles, Wizards, and Terps.

Happy birthday Chip Lohmiller. Chip played 7 seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1988-1994 appearing in 112 games. From 1989 to 1992, he scored more points than any player in the NFL. In 1991, he scored more points than the Indianapolis Colts! He has a Super Bowl ring from that 91 season.

Lohmiller was drafted in the 2nd round of the 88 Draft. Although the Skins won the Super Bowl in 1987, the kicking position was a disaster. 6 different players attempted field goals that season, making only 18 of 29 attempts. Chip came in and solidified the position for the next 7 seasons. He retired after the 1996 season and remains the Redskins 2nd All-time leading scorer.

Chip had some incredible individual games is which he almost single handedly won the games himself. In 1991 he kicked 4 field goals against Dallas, each of them longer than 45 yards. The following year in 1992, he accounted for all 15 points in the Skins win vs. his hometown team, the Minnesota Vikings. All told, his trusty right foot provided 11 game winners for the Skins during his tenure.

Chip also appeared in a McDonald’s commercial spoofing the Larry Bird/Michael Jordan game of H-O-R-S-E. It’s quite comical; make sure you give the YouTube below a watch. Chip currently is the Head Football Coach at Pequot Lakes High School in Minnesota. Happy 43rd Mr. Lohmiller.

Cheers and Hail

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