|Date of birth:||March 23, 1946|
|Place of birth:||Plainfield, New Jersey|
|Date of death:||December 31, 2008(aged 62)|
|Place of death:||Allentown, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||197 lb (89 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 87|
|Drafted by:||San Francisco 49ers|
|Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)
San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
|CFL All-Star:||1968, 1969|
|CFL East All-Star:||1968, 1969|
|Awards:||Grey Cup Most Valuable Player - 1969|
|Honors:||Grey Cup Champion - 1968, 1969|
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Victor Arnold Washington (b. March 23, 1946 in Plainfield, New Jersey - d. December 31, 2008 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back/safety. After attending the University of Wyoming, he played nine professional seasons, three in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and six in the National Football League (NFL).
Vic Washington first starred with the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders from 1968 to 1970, winners of back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 1968 & 1969 against the Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders, respectively. In the first of the two title matches, Washington received the Most Valuable Player award for his game-winning 80-yard touchdown run from scrimmage, establishing a Grey Cup record that still stands.
After signing with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, he rushed for 811 yards with a 4.2 average, was named to his only Pro Bowl and helped to lead the team to the National Football Conference finals in 1971. In yet another 49ers loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs the next season, he returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. He finished his professional football career with the Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills.
- FitzGerald, Tom. "Vic Washington, 49ers Pro Bowler from 1970s dies at 62," San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, February 7, 2009.
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