Open main menu

Todd Washington (born July 19, 1976) is an American football coach and former offensive lineman who played eight seasons in the National Football League. In July 2019, Washington has been named an offensive assistant for the New York Jets. Washington had been named the tight ends/tackles coach for the Washington, D.C. XFL team in June 2019. Previously, he was the offensive line coach for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.

Todd Washington
No. 75, 77
Position:Center / Guard
Personal information
Born: (1976-07-19) July 19, 1976 (age 43)
Nassawadox, Virginia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Nandua High School
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:97
Games started:17
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

College careerEdit

Washington started at center and both guard slots during four seasons at Virginia Tech. He helped the Hokies average more than 200 yards rushing per game over final two seasons. He started at center as a senior, earning first-team All-Big East honors and had 81 knockdown blocks. He was selected to play on the South squad in the Senior Bowl coached by Norv Turner, then the head coach of the Washington Redskins. He was also the third ranked center heading into the NFL Draft, behind Olin Kreutz and Jermey Newberry.

Professional careerEdit

Washington played a total of eight seasons in the National Football League. He appeared in 97 games.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Washington was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft.[1] Todd played for the Buccaneers for five seasons. He is a member of the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII Championship team. He was released by the team in February 2003.

Houston TexansEdit

Todd signed with the Texans in 2003, starting a career high 14 straight games and was a mainstay on special teams. After the Texans fired Dom Capers and hired Head Coach Gary Kubiak, Todd was released in 2006

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On July 30, 2006, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of Washington to a one-year contract.[2] However, due to chronic injuries, he decided to retire and was placed on the Browns reserve/retired list on August 6, ending his playing career.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

University of San DiegoEdit

Washington began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at the University of San Diego in 2007. His Offensive line helped Torero offense average 44.3 points per game and 483.1 total yards per game...Two senior O-linemen (Jordan Paopao and Gabe DeAnda) were named to the All-PFL first-team. 2008: Offense ranked first in the Pioneer Football League in scoring (35.3 ppg), total offense (405.4 ypg), passing (269.1 ypg) and pass efficiency (163.2 rtg). He was promoted to offensive coordinator prior the 2009 campaign. During the season, the Toreros suffered significant injuries and lost seven games by an average of five points.

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Washington resigned from the Toreros' program in early 2010 to become the offensive line coach for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League.[4] In Hartford he worked for head coach Chris Palmer, who was the offensive coordinator during his tenure with the Houston Texans. The coaching staff also included former Texans teammate Dave Ragone. Hartford ranked No. 1 in total offense and No. 1 in rushing yards. Following the 2010 UFL season, four of his linemen signed contracts with NFL teams: Jacob Bender (Carolina Panthers), Colin Brown (Buffalo Bills), Pete Clifford (New York Jets), and Isaac Sowells (Detroit Lions).

Baltimore RavensEdit

On February 4, 2011, Washington was hired as assistant offensive line coach by the Baltimore Ravens.[5] Washington was on the coaching staff that won Super Bowl XLVII.[6] With that win, Washington became the 13th person to win a Super Bowl as a player and as a coach.

Washington was fired after the 2016 season.[7]

Orlando ApollosEdit

In November 2018, Washington was hired by Steve Spurrier as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Todd Washington NFL & AFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Hartford Courant. July 31, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. August 7, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "UFL's Hartford Colonials Announce Assistant Coaches". Hartford Courant. March 19, 2010. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Washington hired as assistant offensive line coach". The Baltimore Sun. February 4, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  7. ^ Mink, Ryan (January 5, 2017). "Report: Ravens Part Ways With Two Coaches". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Ruiz, Stephen (November 8, 2018). "Steve Spurrier's first staff with Apollos includes Super Bowl champions, former Gators". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

External linksEdit