J.D.. Gibbs, the oldest son of the former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49 years old.
WASHINGTON – J.D. Gibbs, the oldest son of the former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49 years old.
Joe Gibbs Racing, a stock car racing team in North Carolina that JD and Joe co-founded, announced Saturday that JD died of complications after a long struggle with a degenerative neurological disease.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passage of Joe Gibbs Racing founder and co-chairman, JD Gibbs, who died earlier this evening at age 49 from complications after a long struggle with a degenerative neurological disease. pic.twitter.com/kmyKRHupeq
̵1; Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) January 12, 2019
Washington Redskins issued a statement by owner Dan Snyder calling JD a "master of life and sports ".
A statement by Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his wife Tanya. pic.twitter.com/pNpYJ7rdb6
– Washington Redskins (@Redskins) January 12, 2019
The competition company announced the JD diagnosis in 2015 and his father said that JD was the most "brave person "He's ever known, Associated Press reported.
JD was appointed chairman of the company in 1998 and he was co-chaired in 2016.
He attended Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He played high school and college football.
Joe Gibbs coached the Washington team from 1981 to 1992, returning again as coach 2004
When he retired for the first time in 1993, Joe continued his championship race at Joe's strength Gibbs Racing. In 2004, he returned to Redskins coach for four seasons and made another two matches before joining the end of the 2007 season.
In his dominant first round of Redskins, Joe compiled a 124-60 regular season record and a 16-5 postseason record in 12 seasons. Joe is the only coach who has won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks: Theismann (XVII), Doug Williams (XXII) and Mark Rypien (XXVI).
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