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Gene Washington (American football, born 1947)

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Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947) is a former NFL player 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.

Gene Washington
No. 18
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1947-01-14) January 14, 1947 (age 72)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Career information
High school:Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:6,856
Player stats at

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]

Film and televisionEdit

  • 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


  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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