I know what you are thinking …didn’t you just do Gene Washington last week? Yes there were two players named Gene Washington who played in the NFL last week was Gene Washington who played for the 49ers and this week we are spotlighting the other Gene Washington. Notice the uniform number he wore…number 84, most recently made famous by…Randy Moss,
Washington played for the Minnesota Vikings (1967–1972) and the Denver Broncos (1973–1974). He wore #84 for Minnesota and Denver.He was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1967 NFL Draft, along with college teammate, running back Clinton Jones and future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Alan Page, a defensive end from the University of Notre Dame. As a rookie, Washington averaged 29.5 yards per reception. In 1968 he caught 46 passes. In 1969 he had 821 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns. Washington made the Pro Bowl in 1969 and 1970. He played in Super Bowl IV (1 catch for 9 yards) after the 1969 NFL season. The Vikings were upset by the Kansas City Chiefs, 23-7, on January 11, 1970 at Tulane Stadium, in New Orleans.
Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday spotlights…Gene Washington.
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