Redskins hire McCardell to coach receivers

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Redskins announced Tuesday that they have named Keenan McCardell as the team's wide receivers coach.

McCardell, 40, spent 17 years playing wide receiver in the NFL, amassing 883 receptions for 11,373 yards and 63 touchdowns in 209 games. He ranks 13th on the all-time list for receptions and 22nd in receiving yardage.

"Keenan is an outstanding addition to our coaching staff," Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said. "He has all the attributes that you look for in one to become an outstanding coach in the National Football League.

"Keenan has instant credibility with our players as someone who played in this league for 17 years, won two Super Bowls and played in multiple Pro Bowls. He will be able to pass along much of the knowledge and expertise he picked up throughout a great career."

After finishing his playing career, McCardell began coaching by completing a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship with the Giants during the team's 2009 training camp. He also recently coached the West team's wide receivers in the 2010 East-West Shrine Game.

McCardell was drafted by the Redskins in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL draft out of UNLV. McCardell also played his final NFL season for Washington in 2007. In between his two stints with the franchise, McCardell played for five other teams, most notably a six-year stretch with Jacksonville from 1996-2001. McCardell also won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Buccaneers in the 2002 season.