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Spain Musgrove


Inducted 2013

Bakersfield High graduate in 1963 who had a four year NFL career as a defensive lineman with the Washington Redskins and Houston Oilers. Musgrove moved from BHS to Bakersfield College, where he was a junior college All-American his sophmore year. Musgrove improved his skills further at Utah State University the next two years, then got his shot at the NFL when the Redskins selected him in the second round (38th overall pick) of the 1967 NFL Draft. He played his first two seasons in 1967 and '68 with Washington under head coach Otto Graham, an NFL Hall of Fame quaterback, then spent his final year with the Redskins in 1969 playing for legendary coach Vince Lombardi and helping Washington to its first winning season in 14 years. After cancer forced Lombardi to leave the Redskins, Musgrove was released and signed with Houston, where he spent his final NFL season in 1970, where upon he retired due to a back injury. Since his NFL retirement, Musgrove has worked with at-risk youth in the Washington, D.C., area and is active with the NFL Players Association's Washington chapter.