American Football Database
American Football Database
Gene Washington
No. 18     
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-01-14) January 14, 1947 (age 74)
Place of birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
High School: Long Beach (CA) Poly
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Debuted in 1969 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1979 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     385
Receiving Yards     6,856
Touchdowns     60
Stats at

Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947) was a NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. He also played football for Stanford University. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity, and was the first black member of the fraternity. Currently, he is the director of football operations for the NFL. 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.

He was the guest of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and a State Dinner for Ghanaian President John Kufuor.

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