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Redskins Legacy: Deacon’s Extra Point

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It was the final game of the 1974 season, and the Redskins were pummeling the Bears.

Running back Charlie Evans ran one yard for a touchdown with time running out to put the Redskins up, 41-0. Punter Mike Bragg, subbing for injured kicker Mark Moseley, would come in to kick the extra point.

Not quite. Deacon Jones, arguably the best pass rusher in NFL history and one of the most feared players to ever play the game, tried it instead. The 6-5, 270-pound defensive end converted to cap a victory that improved the Redskins to 10-4.

How did it all unfold?