Russ Washington

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Russ Washington
No. 70
Position: Offensive tackle / Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-12-17) December 17, 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 200
Games Started: 196
Fumble recoveries: 7
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Russ Washington (born December 17, 1946) is a former offensive and defensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League and National Football League from 1968-1982. He was taken in the first round (4th overall) of the 1968 Common AFL/NFL Draft out of the University of Missouri.


Washington was selected 2nd Team All-Pro twice in his career, 1979 & 1982, 1st Team All-AFC in 1974 & 1978 and 2nd Team All-AFC in 1973 & 1977. He was selected to the Pro Bowl on five occasions 1974-'75 & 1977-'79.

Washington was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2016.[1]


He now owns a car wash in National City of San Diego, California.

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