Joe Dan Washington, Jr (born September 24, 1953) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons.
Washington graduated from Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas where his father coached football. Washington had a stellar college football career in the University of Oklahoma where Washington was a two time First-team All-American and finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1974 and fifth in 1975. He finished his career at Oklahoma with 4,071 career rushing yards. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Washington was drafted fourth overall in the first round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Chargers. A month prior to the start of the 1978 season, he was traded to Baltimore for Lydell Mitchell. Washington was with the Colts when he made his lone Pro Bowl appearance in 1979. He led the NFL that season with 82 receptions for 750 yards, and had 242 carries for 884 yards and seven touchdowns.
His most memorable performance was on September 18, 1978 in Baltimore's 34–27 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, when he had a hand in three of the four touchdowns scored by the Colts in a fourth quarter in which both teams combined for 41 points. He helped lead off the scoring by throwing a 54-yard option pass to Roger Carr. Washington followed that up with a 23-yard touchdown catch from Bill Troup. Washington broke a 27–27 deadlock by scoring the gamewinner on a 90-yard kickoff return in a driving rainstorm. It was scored in the final seconds of the game after the Patriots came back from 27-13.
With the Redskins, Washington played in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XVIII.
Washington was reportedly the only player who did not wear the 1982 Redskins logo on his helmet. He used the logo the Redskins had used from 1972–1981 and 1983 to present.
Washington retired with 4,839 rushing yards and 3,413 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns in his career. He currently works as a financial adviser for Wells Fargo.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:25:06 -0700
Jazz historian Joe Washington will speak about Lincoln's music. $20. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at separate cost. Call 236-7970. PORT OF CALL — Robert Steuding presents "Rondout: A Hudson River Port" lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. at the Hudson ...
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:05:06 -0700
Also performing will be actor Mel Johnson, Jr., presenting scenes from Frederick Douglas: In the Shadow of Slavery, and educator and jazz historian Joe Washington will give a talk on the meaning of Juneteenth. “Teri Roiger Sings the Music of Abbey ...
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 13:59:06 -0700
Joe Washington, a self-employed filtration specialist from Punta Gorda, said he welcomed the chance to meet other minority business owners in addition to the government agencies. “Something like this gives you the opportunity to meet major companies ...
Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 19:52:59 -0700
Even a cautious Stoops still found a way to make news before and during an address to about 200 Oklahoma fans (including country hit-maker Toby Keith and former Sooners great Joe Washington) last week. From the makeup of the BCS selection committee ...
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:05:06 -0700
Stoops invited Tillman, Greg Pruitt and Joe Washington—all former OU legends—to speak to the team and talk about what it means to play for the Sooners. One of the first things Stoops did as coach at Oklahoma when he arrived in 1999 was to reach out ...
Tulsa World (blog)
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:25:14 -0700
This has to be the most dominant force in OU sports since the Selmon brothers/Joe Washington football teams of the early-to-mid 70s. In softball, it has to rank with Lisa Fernandez-era UCLA/Jennie Finch-era Arizona. This was already a generational ...
The Shippensburg News-Chronicle
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:21:28 -0700
Joe Washington was appointed high school assistant football coach, and Brandie Shatto was appointed director of educational technology and public relations for the 2013-2014 school year. The school board members also approved two new teachers for the ...
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Wed, 22 May 2013 00:58:31 -0700
Human rights activitist Joe Washington Ebina was arrested briefly on May 3. A few days later, on May 7, Jean-Martin Mbemba, the former minister who now heads what is considered to be the pro-regime National Human Rights Commission, also had a run-in ...
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