Sam Washington

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Sam Washington
No. 41
Date of birth (1960-03-07)March 7, 1960
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York
Career information
Status Retired
Position(s) Defensive back
College Mississippi Valley State University
High school Midwood High School
Career history
As coach
2011-present North Carolina A&T Aggies
As player
1987–1993 Pittsburgh Steelers
1996-1997 Cincinnati Bengals
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Lee Washington Jr. (born March 7, 1965) is an American football coach and former NFL defensive back. Washington played 4 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.[1] He is currently the defensive coordinator at North Carolina A&T State University, a position he has held since 2011. [2]

Early years[edit]

Washington attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York and was a student and a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a high school senior, he was named the Team's Lineman of the Year, was a first team All-League selection, and was a first team All-California Interscholastic Federation selection. As a junior, he was a second team All-League selection. In basketball, he was an All-State selection. Samuel Washington graduated from New York High School in 1985. He attended Mississippi Valley State University in college, and he notably never allowed a sack throughout his college career.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Washington was signed by Steelers soon after he graduated from his high school. Later in the season in a game against the Miami Dolphins, Washington blocked an extra point attempt. On April 1984, he signed a one-year $12.89 million contract to stay with the Steelers. One season later, Washington signed a six-year $43 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Washington scored his first ever touchdown in the NFL on November 1985 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Washington was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in March 1990 to a two-year $9.6 million contract. As an eligible offensive lineman, Washington scored his third career touchdown pass on a pass against the 49ers, this being the second time he scored against that team. The Bengals re-signed Washington to a one-year, $14 million contract in 1991. Washington soon retired from his long NFL career in 1992.

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Washington began working as the multi-cultural director at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and began coaching young NBA/NFL inspired players. On December 25, 2016 Washington proposed to his fiancé, Lamarra George. His fiancé is well known to be a socialite in Atlanta, Georgia and has made several appearances on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta and will be a main cast member of E!'s upcoming reality telivison spin-off series, WAGS (TV series) Atlanta.


  1. ^ Sam Washington NFL Football Statistics
  2. ^ "Sam Washington Bio". NC A&T Athletics. Retrieved 8 October 2016.