Marvin Washington

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Marvin Washington
Marvin Washington by Gage Skidmore.jpg
No. 95, 97
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-10-22) October 22, 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) Kimball
College: Idaho, Hinds JC (MS)
(& UTEP basketball)
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 6 / Pick: 151
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 40.5
Interceptions: 1
Games played: 155
Player stats at

Marvin Washington (born October 22, 1965) is a former professional football player, a defensive end in the National Football League for eleven seasons, 1989–1999. He played for the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos.

Out of Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas, Washington went to the University of Texas-El Paso on a basketball scholarship. After two years, he transferred to Hinds Junior College in Mississippi, where he played football in 1987. Washington then went west to the University of Idaho in Moscow to play for head basketball coach Tim Floyd; he had recruited Washington to UTEP while an assistant coach for the Miners.[1]

At Idaho, Washington played basketball for two seasons under head coaches Floyd and Kermit Davis and football for a season in 1988 under Keith Gilbertson.[1] In his senior year of 1988–89, the Idaho Vandals won Big Sky conference titles in both sports and advanced to the NCAA postseason: the I-AA semifinals in football and the Division I basketball tournament.

Washington was selected in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, the 151st overall pick.[2][3]

He played eight seasons with the Jets, the last six as a starter, and won a Super Bowl ring with Denver in the 1998 season.


  1. ^ a b Jacobson, Bryan (February 20, 1988). "Floyd hopes to Wash away blemish". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 4D. 
  2. ^ Meehan, Jim (April 24, 1989). "Utley, Washington, Dyko get calls". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Gerheim, Earl (April 25, 1989). "Vikings take EWU's Mickel". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C3. 

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