ASHBURN – Logan Thomas last wore the captain’s “C” in 2013 at Virginia Tech.
Now, eight years later, he will wear it for the Washington football team as a tight end.
Thomas was one of eight captains announced by the team on Tuesday – NFL rules raised the allowed number from six to eight this year.
The team’s four former captains – Jonathan Allen, Terry McLaurin, Brandon Scherff and Deshazor Everett – all retained the title, and coach Ron Rivera allowed the team to vote for four new captains.
They picked Thomas, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, defensive end Chase Young and linebacker Jon Bostic.
For Thomas, it was the validation of a long trip to the NFL that ultimately led him to a permanent home in Washington.
“Things have come full circle for me,” he said. “I think a lot of guys just saw where I’m from, or what it took to get to where I am. I’m super grateful and blessed, but now I have to put on my weight too.
“It brings me back. Especially after my early years in the league, where I wasn’t sure whether I was going to stay or not, I was looking for a little advice from the captains. Now I’m in that role.”
For Young, the captain comes after a dominant rookie season where he was named defensive rookie of the year.