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. 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.
|Born:||January 14, 1947|
|High school:||Long Beach Polytechnic|
(Long Beach, California)
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
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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 VikingsGene 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.