While the Capitals were busy scoring a touchdown of their own, Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan took in the game, then paid a visit to the locker room for a meet and greet with the players. Though it’s not uncommon for D.C. athletes from different sports to support each other at games, this won’t be a one-time thing for Kerrigan.

“I’ve been a lot this year,” he said, as Caps players introduced themselves, including Eric Fehr, who talked at length with him about football.

Kerrigan was shown on the big screen during the game, and fans shouldn’t be surprised if they see more of him. When told of former teammate Chris Cooley’s shenanigans at the Caps games, like coming down to the locker room and interviewing players, hanging out in the press box, or racing Fred Davis on tricycles, Kerrigan was amused. “That sounds about right,” he said, smiling. “That’s gonna be my thing.”

Ben Sumner works in the Post’s IT department and writes for Capitals Outsider.