And now Chris is about to become an even bigger deal. He will be inducted into the team's Ring of Fame, the Redskins announced on Thursday, August 15.
Chris began his career with the Redskins as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. He would go on to play all 10 seasons of his career with the team as a left tackle. He was selected to six Pro Bowls, placing him No. 6 on the list of Redskins players with the most Pro Bowl appearances. Chris' four consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2005 to 2008 are tied for the fifth longest streak in franchise history. He was also selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team during his inaugural season in 2000.
In addition to Chris, former linebacker London Fletcher will also be inducted into the Redskins' Ring of Fame.
“London Fletcher and Chris Samuels are two of the greatest Redskins during my tenure as owner of this franchise,” Washington Redskins Owner Daniel M. Snyder said in a statement. “Their consistent level of play, leadership in the locker room and dedication to excellence during their time as Redskins were everything you could ask for from a player. I am honored to make two tremendous additions to our storied Ring of Fame.”
“When Mr. Snyder called me and told me that I was getting inducted into the Ring of Fame, I was excited because there were so many great Redskins before me – guys like Darrell Green, John Riggins and all of those guys," Chris said in a statement. "Just to be among those guys right now and in that position is just truly great. It is an honor and a blessing. I love the Redskins organization and the fans and it is just a great deal for me to be inducted in.”
Of course, Monique couldn't wait to share the news about her husband. "OMG!!!! I’m so proud of my hubby!!!" she gushed about the announcement on Twitter.
When Chris' professional football career came to an end, he got into coaching, working as a student assistant under Nick Saban at his alma mater of the University of Alabama, serving as head football coach at Osbourn High School in Manassas, Virginia, and working as the offensive coordinator at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland.
Chris will begin his first season as a coach of Northwest High School's football team in Germantown, Maryland this fall. "He had a great career, and he's one of the best at what he did," Monique said of her husband during a 2017 interview with The Daily Dish. "He loves football. He's a natural-born leader. So coaching is definitely for him."
Monique dishes on a memorable moment with her husband in The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 4 After Show, above. Check out more of the Samuels family, which also includes son Christopher, daughter Milani, and now son Chase, who was born in November 2018, at home, below.