John Washington (American football)

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John Washington
Date of birth: (1963-02-20) February 20, 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
As player:
New York Giants
Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots
Career stats
Playing stats at

John Earl Washington (born February 20, 1963 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League between 1986 and 1993 for the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. He played college football at Oklahoma State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft.

One of his biggest contributions to the game while playing for the Giants was making a goal line stand in a 1990 divisional playoff game versus the Chicago Bears. On 4th and goal at the Giants' 1 yard line, Washington eluded a blocker and stuffed fullback Brad Muster. His stop prevented the Bears from cutting into the Giants' 10-0 second quarter lead and the Giants cruised the rest of the way to a 31-3 victory en route to their second Super Bowl championship.