Gene Washington (wide receiver, born 1947)

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There were two wide receivers in the NFL named Gene Washington; for the other, see Gene Washington (wide receiver, born 1944)
Gene Washington
No. 18
Position: Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-01-14) January 14, 1947 (age 68)
Place of birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Career information
High school: Long Beach (CA) Poly
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
Stats at NFL.com

Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947) was an 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]

Film and television[edit]

  • 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

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