Brian Mitchell

Redskin Great Brian Mitchell Named D.C. Divas Assistant General Manager
By Rich Daniel

February 16, 2005 – Washington Redskins legend Brian Mitchell has agreed to a front office role with the D.C. Divas of the National Women’s Football Association (NWFA). In his new role, Mitchell will have input into all organizational decisions both on and off the field.

Retiring today from the NFL, Mitchell is the Redskins’ all-time leader in all major return categories. His 23,330 all-purpose yards over his 15-year career is the second-highest total in NFL history. In 2002, Mitchell was voted one of the 70 greatest Redskins of all time. “This is a unique opportunity to be involved with a tremendous group of athletes who have become good football players. Working in the front office is going to be a new challenge, and I know we can win,” said Mitchell.

Under the leadership of first-year owner Paul Hamlin, the D.C. Divas are making moves to secure a national championship. “We have won our division both of the last two seasons, and I believe with the addition of one of the greatest competitors in NFL history, we are poised to take the next step,” said Hamlin.

The D.C. Divas are entering their fifth year of play in the 36-team NWFA and are in negotiations to play at a new home field in Prince George’s County. According to new General Manager Rich Daniel, “We’re moving to a new home field near FedEx Field in Landover. Details will be available soon. In the meantime, we are thrilled to have such a talented individual joining us on the road to a championship. Brian will also bring an added emphasis to community involvement and player programs.”