Gene Washington (American football, born 1947)
January 14, 1947|
Long Beach Polytechnic|
(Long Beach, California)
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947) is a former NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. During college, he played football for Stanford University. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity, and was their first black member. He was the director of football operations for the NFL until 2009. He is also on the board of the National Park Foundation. He has two children, a daughter, Kelly Washington who currently attends UCLA and a son, Daniel Washington who attends Pepperdine University.
Living and playing in California gave Washington the opportunity to appear in a number of films and television series. He also served as a commentator for NBC's NFL coverage in the early 1980s and sports anchor at KABC-TV in the late 1980s.
In 2015, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Washington to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2015
Film and television
- Banacek episode "Let's Hear It for a Living Legend" (1972) as Clay Mills
- The Mod Squad episode "The Connection" (1972)
- Black Gunn (1972) as Elmo
- The Black Six as Bubba Daniels
- Airport 1975 (1974) as himself, uncredited
- McMillan & Wife episode "Guilt by Association" as Luke Johnson
- Lady Cocoa (1975) as Doug
- FitzGerald, Tom (March 4, 2009). "Catching Up With: Gene Washington".
- "Guest List for the State Dinner in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh".
- "Guest List for the State Dinner in Honor of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana and Mrs. Theresa Kufuor".
- "Professional Researchers Association Hall of Very Good Class of 2015". Retrieved November 10, 2016.