|Born:||January 14, 1947|
|High school:||Long Beach Polytechnic|
(Long Beach, California)
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Gene Washington (born January 14, 1947) is a former NFL player who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. He played college football for Stanford University, and is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. He was the director of football operations for the NFL from 1994 to 2009. He is also a former board member of the National Park Foundation. He has two children.
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.
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
- "Gene Washington". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
- Stanford Athletics (January 1, 2018). "Year-by-Year NFL Draft Picks". gostanford.com. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
- "Gene Washington Will be Inducted into the John McLendon Minority Athletics Directors Hall of Fame". nacda.com. January 20, 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
- FitzGerald, Tom (March 4, 2009). "Catching Up With: Gene Washington". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 9, 2021 – via sfgate.com.
- "Gene Washington". afcf.us. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
- "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". Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2016.