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Former NFL player Ethan Albright to coach high school softball team



Washington Redskins players Ethan Albright, Chris Samuels and Chris Cooley wear No. 21 in memory of slain teammate Sean Taylor at the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in 2008. / USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Albright played 236 games in his 16-year NFL career, but it's unclear whether that experience will help him in his new role as the coach of the Page (Greensboro, N.C.) High School softball team.

“It’s a new challenge for me,” Albright told the Greensboro News & Record. “It’s a step out of my comfort zone to connect with high school girls, see if I can teach them the right way to play.”

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Albright excelled in football, basketball and baseball at Grimsley (Greensboro, N.C.) High School and played college football at North Carolina before signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He also played for Buffalo, Washington and San Diego before retiring in 2010. The redheaded long snapper's nickname -- Red Snapper, obviously -- was one of the best in sports. 

Albright, who coached Page's junior varsity softball team last season, told the News & Record that he got into fast-pitch softball via his two daughters.

 

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