Russ Washington
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Washington with the San Diego Chargers c. 1982
No. 70
Position:Offensive tackle / Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1946-12-17)December 17, 1946
Kansas City, Missouri
Died:August 5, 2021(2021-08-05) (aged 74)
San Diego, California
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school:Kansas City (MO) Southeast
NFL Draft:1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:200
Games Started:196
Fumble recoveries:7
Player stats at · PFR

Russell Eugene Washington (December 17, 1946 – August 5, 2021[1]) was an American football player who was an offensive and defensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) from 1968 to 1982. He was taken in the first round (4th overall) of the 1968 Common AFL/NFL Draft out of the University of Missouri.


Washington was selected 2nd Team All-Pro twice in his career, 1979 and 1982, 1st Team All-AFC in 1974 and 1978 and 2nd Team All-AFC in 1973 and 1977. He was selected to the Pro Bowl on five occasions 1974–75 and 1977–79 and won the Forrest Gregg Award as the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year for 1977.

Washington was inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2016.[2]

Personal Life

He later owned a car wash in National City of San Diego, California.

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