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Manley presents ASC Athlete of the Month awards.

Washington Redskins great Dexter Manley presented the Athletes of the Month awards Oct. 16 at the Alexandria Sportsman's Club meeting at the Old Dominion Boat Club. Pictured are Redskins historian and author Mike Richman, Darius Manora (SSSA football), Stephanie Lin (BIHS girls tennis), Jaden Thrash (85lb American Division, Alexandria Titans Youth Football) and club president Jeff Murphy.

Washington Redskins great Dexter Manley presented the Athletes of the Month awards Oct. 16 at the Alexandria Sportsman's Club meeting at the Old Dominion Boat Club. Pictured are Redskins historian and author Mike Richman, Darius Manora (SSSA football), Stephanie Lin (BIHS girls tennis), Jaden Thrash (85lb American Division, Alexandria Titans Youth Football) and club president Jeff Murphy.

— Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley was on hand Oct. 16 to present the Alexandria Sportsman's Club Athlete of the Month Awards at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

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Photo by Jeanne Theismann

Alexandria's Renee Cardone poses for a photograph with Dexter Manley following his presentation to the Sportsman's Club Oct. 16.

Honored for their athleticism as well as scholastic achievements were Darius Manora, a senior football player for St. Stephen's and St Agnes, Bishop Ireton freshman girls tennis player Stephanie Lin and Jaden Thrash of the Alexandria Titans Youth Football program.

Manley, a 1986 Pro Bowl selection nicknamed “the Secretary of Defense,” was joined by Redskins historian and author Mike Richman for an evening of Redskins reminiscing and food provided by Hard Times Café.

“Dexter Manley is one of my all-time favorite players,” said Renee Cardone of the two-time Super Bowl champion. “It is so exciting to be here and actually meet him.”

For more information on the Alexandria Sportsman's Club, visit www.alexandriavasports.org.

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Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley and City Councilman Frank Fannon are joined by two “Hogs” fans at the Alexandria Sportsman's Club Redskins Night Oct. 16.