Gene Washington (American football, born 1947)

Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947) is a former NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. During college, he played football for Stanford University. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity, and was their first black member. He was the director of football operations for the NFL until 2009.[1] He is also on the board of the National Park Foundation. He has two children, a daughter, Kelly Washington who currently attends UCLA and a son, Daniel Washington who attends Pepperdine University.

Living and playing in California gave Washington the opportunity to appear in a number of films and television series. He also served as a commentator for NBC's NFL coverage in the early 1980s and sports anchor at KABC-TV in the late 1980s.

He was the guest of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a State Dinner for Elizabeth II[2] and a State Dinner for Ghanaian President John Kufuor.[3]

In 2015, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Washington to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2015 [4]

Gene Washington
No. 18
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:January 14, 1947 (age 72)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Career information
High school:Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
College:Stanford
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:385
Receiving Yards:6,856
Touchdowns:60
Player stats at NFL.com

Film and television

  • Banacek episode "Let's Hear It for a Living Legend" (1972) as Clay Mills
  • The Mod Squad episode "The Connection" (1972)
  • Black Gunn (1972) as Elmo
  • The Black Six as Bubba Daniels
  • Airport 1975 (1974) as himself, uncredited
  • McMillan & Wife episode "Guilt by Association" as Luke Johnson
  • Lady Cocoa (1975) as Doug

References

  1. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (March 4, 2009). "Catching Up With: Gene Washington".
  2. ^ "Guest List for the State Dinner in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh".
  3. ^ "Guest List for the State Dinner in Honor of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana and Mrs. Theresa Kufuor".
  4. ^ "Professional Researchers Association Hall of Very Good Class of 2015". Retrieved November 10, 2016.

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Gene Washington

Gene Washington may refer to:

Gene Washington (American football, born 1947), NFL wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers

Gene Washington (American football, born 1944), NFL wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings

Gene Washington (American football, born 1944)

There were two wide receivers in the NFL named Gene Washington; for the other, see Gene Washington (American football, born 1947)Eugene Washington (born January 25, 1944) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played for the Minnesota Vikings (1967–1972) and the Denver Broncos (1973–1974). He wore #84 for Minnesota and Denver.

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