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Former Virginia Tech Center Anchors Redskins Attack

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Redskins quarterback, Robert Griffin III couldn't help but light up when asked to talk about the guy who snaps the ball to him and protects him day-in and day-out.

Former Virginia Tech Center, Will Montgomery, wears burgundy, gold and white now on game day, and is the first hand to touch the pigskin on every play. 

And he's not snapping to just anyone. Montgomery is making sure the ball is safely in the hands of RG3, arguably one of the best QB's in the NFL.

"The sky is the limit for that guy and we just have to block our guy for a little bit and if he has time he'll make plays obviously with his feet and his arms," said Montgomery.

Griffin said, "He makes my job a lot easier at the line of scrimmage so I don't have to worry about too many things. I definitely love the way he plays."

Montgomery's road to Washington was a long one. After graduating from Virginia Tech, his first pro gig was at Carolina as a Panther. Later, he went further north as a Jet before returning to Virginia in 2008 as a Redskin. As a veteran - his teammates respect him and he knows what he is capable of doing.

"He's in better shape this off season than coming into the year than he was last year, not that he wasn't last year, but I think that speaks volumes as a veteran," said RG3.

Montgomery said, "Since I've been here, there's been some ups and some downs but last year, obviously winning 7 games in a row, I think this team obviously has some confidence and we wanna build that for next season"

The Former Hokie is admired by his teammates.

"I appreciate what he's done," said RG3.

And hopes to bring home his first super bowl as a Redskin.


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