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Newly-bearded Andrew Luck is still more recognizable than Redskins QB John Beck

Is this the future face of the Washington Redskins? (Reed Saxon/AP)

As Washington Post reporter Mike Jones detailed, that plan didn’t quite work out as Beck was denied entry to the facility by a security guard who failed to recognize him.

Now might be an appropriate time for Redskins Park security guards to start studying mug shots of a man they may see a great deal of next summer. Just be sure to get an updated photo.

Apparently Stanford senior quarterback — the presumed No. 1 overall draft pick next spring — is going woodsman.

Will Luck’s scruff stick around? Or is this just the result of a college kid being lazy on summer vacation?

“I’m hesitant to call it a beard,” Luck said at PAC-12 Media Days. “I don’t think it’s quite there yet. I don’t know. I’d never done it before, so why not try. We’ll see if it lasts. When I get annoyed of it, I’ll shave it off.”

In the wake of the Washington’s curious moves to load up on past-their-prime wide receivers, sports talk radio stations and twitter are full of prognosticators and fans banking on the Redskins going 2-14 or 3-13 and being on the inside track to the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft.

Is Luck in the crystal ball the Redskins front office is using to guide its offseason moves?

Maybe this is a better question: What would you take in a bar fight: Andrew Luck’s beard or John Beck’s mullet?


Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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