|No. 28 Sacramento Mountain Lions|
|Date of birth:July 28, 1984|
|Place of birth: Toluca Lake, California|
|High School: Campbell High School|
|Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)||Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2006|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Sacramento Mountain Lions|
|* St. Louis Rams ( 2006– 2007)*
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career UFL statistics as of 2009|
John David Washington (born July 28, 1984) is an American football running back for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Morehouse.
He is the son of actor Denzel Washington.
At the age of nine, Washington appeared as a student in a Harlem classroom in the 1992 feature film Malcolm X, which starred his father Denzel Washington in the title role.
At Morehouse College, Washington set a school-record with 1,198 yards with a 5.6-yard average and nine touchdowns, and added ten receptions for 69 yards his senior year. He also holds the school's single-game (242 yards) and career (3,699 yards) leading rushing records.
Washington led the conference in rushing in 2005. He was named National Player of the Week by D2Football.com in the same year.
Professional Football career
St. Louis Rams
After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Washington was signed by the St. Louis Rams on May 1, 2006 as an undrafted free agent. Washington was released by the Rams on August 31. Three days later, the Rams re-signed him to their practice squad.
California Redwoods / Sacramento Mountain Lions
Washington was drafted by the California Redwoods (later the Sacramento Mountain Lions) of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009. He signed with the team on August 18. Washington has stayed with the team since then and will return for his fourth season with the Mountain Lions in 2012.
- Rams cut 11, including sixth-round pick, retrieved August 31, 2007
- Rams sign seven to practice squad
- "United Football League Signs 31 Players to California Redwoods' Roster". 2009-08-20. http://www.ufl-football.com/press/2009/08/18/united_football_league_signs_31_players_to_california_redwoods_roster. (dead link)
- Mountain Lions begin season with morning practice. KTXL. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- John David Washington at the Internet Movie Database