On Thursday, the team announced that the Commanders will induct former guard Mike Bass into their Ring of Glory. The induction is scheduled for Washington’s season opener against the Jaguars on September 11.
Buss started 104 consecutive games, including the postseason, during his career with the organization.
He signed with the Washingtons as a free agent in 1969 and ended his seven-year career with the team with 30 steals, the fourth most in franchise history. He came back three for touchdowns.
Buss is best known for scoring Washington’s only touchdown in Super Bowl VII against the Dolphins. Miami kicker Garo Yepremian fumbled for a blocked field goal, which Bass called back for 49 yards.
Bass is among the top 70 greatest players on the team.
“Mike Bass is the epitome of what it means to represent Burgundy and Gold on and off the pitch,” co-owner Tanya Snyder said in a statement. “As a key member of Washington’s first Super Bowl team, Mike is part of an era that set the foundation for excellence for this franchise for years to come. On behalf of the entire Commanders organization, Dan and I are honored to add Mike to our franchise’s legendary ring of glory.”