J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, passed away. He was 49 years old.
WASHINGTON – J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, died. He was 49 years old.
Joe Gibbs Racing, a stock car racing team in North Carolina that J.D. and Joe co-founded, announced on Saturday that J.D. He died of complications after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.
With great sadness we announce the death of the co-founder and co-president of Joe Gibbs Racing, J.D. Gibbs, who died tonight at the age of 49 due to complications after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. pic.twitter.com/kmyKRHupeq
– Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) January 12, 2019
The Washington Redskins issued a statement from owner Dan Snyder calling J.D. "champion of life and sports".
A statement from Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his wife, Tanya. pic.twitter.com/pNpYJ7rdb6
– Washington Redskins (@Redskins) January 12, 2019
The racing company announced the diagnosis of J.D. in 2015, and his father said that J.D. She was the "bravest person" I've ever met, The Associated Press reported.
J.D. He was named president of the company in 1998, and was named co-president in 2016.
He attended Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia, and William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia. He played high school and college football
Joe Gibbs coached the Washington team from 1981 to 1992, and returned as coach in 2004.
Upon retiring for the first time in 1993, Joe continued his championship career under Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2004, he returned to train the Redskins for four seasons, making two more appearances in the playoffs before retiring at the end of the 2007 season.
In his first dominant round with the Redskins, Joe compiled a record of 124-60 in the regular season and a record of 16-5 in the postseason in 12 seasons. Joe is the only coach who has won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks: Theismann (seventeenth), Doug Williams (XXII) and Mark Rypien (XXVI).
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