The Washington Football Team may not be tearing it up this year, but they find themselves within striking distance for a division crown amidst a group of teams that have underwhelmed.
One of the big reasons for the WFT’s success this season has been their defensive play; one of their biggest stars this season has been Kendall Fuller, a 2013 graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD.
Fuller is tied for the league lead with four interceptions, and has been rated this season as highly as the 4th best cornerback on Pro Football Focus, a well-respected analytical grading system in the NFL.
Though he was born in Baltimore, Fuller accelerated his football development at Good Counsel while also competing in track and field.
Kendall rose through high-school football’s recruiting ranks to become a top-10 ranked player in his graduating class. After attending Virginia Tech, he was drafted by Washington in the 3rd round of the 2016 NFL draft. After impressing early on in his first couple of seasons, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in the deal that would bring Alex Smith to Washington.
The trade to Kansas City worked out pretty well for Kendall, who ended up winning a Super Bowl in 2019 after intercepting a pass in the dying embers of the game. After becoming a champion, Fuller decided to come back to where it all began, signing a four year deal with the Washington Football Team.
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