Best of 2004: Darrell Green

He's the biggest-hearted Redskin.

In 20 years with the Redskins, Darrell Green was always the little guy with the big smile and bigger heart. When he retired in 2002, he threw himself into the good works he'd started as a player. His charity, the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, opened its second and third afterschool learning centers this year and aims to create eight more by 2009. Green is also a partner in the local group bidding to own Washington's new baseball team. He's always been dedicated to the city and its youth–his involvement seems a sign that baseball will be good for Washington.

Washingtonian staff contributing to this section were Chuck Conconi, Sherri Dalphonse, Susan Davidson, Mary Clare Fleury, Cynthia Hacinli, Thomas Head, Stephanie Jones, Ann Limpert, Drew Lindsay, Chad Lorenz, Leslie Milk, William O'Sullivan, Cindy Rich, and Jeremy Stahl.  Also contributing were writers Cathy Alter, Ann Cochran, and Jenny Sullivan. 


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