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Hometown star scores two touchdowns against Raiders

on December 15, 2009

Washington Redskins running back Quinton Ganther helped finish off the Raiders on Sunday with two fourth-quarter touchdown runs in the ’Skins 34-13 win.

Then in his postgame comments, he made sure to mention his hometown. A quote attributed to Ganther from the Washington Post:

“Coming from this area, coming from Richmond, you guys know how it is. It’s a blessing just to be able to make it out of that situation.”

Ganther can count it as a blessing that he was able to see the field this season. Washington’s top two running backs are injured, allowing Ganther to see the field for the first time this season in Week 10 on Nov. 15 vs. Denver. He was released less than two weeks before that, on Nov. 6, before being re-signed on Nov. 12.

Ganther, a 5-foot-9, 214-pound running back, was born in Oakland and attended Fairfield High. He was a junior college All-American while at Citrus College before transferring to Utah. He rushed for 1,120 yards his senior year at Utah and scored seven touchdowns.

Ganther, 25, was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 7th round of the 2006 draft and played for the Titans for three years before joining the Redskins this season.

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