|Position:||Offensive tackle / Defensive tackle|
|Born:||December 17, 1946|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Died:||August 5, 2021 74) (aged|
San Diego, California
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||289 lb (131 kg)|
|High school:||Kansas City (MO) Southeast|
|NFL Draft:||1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Russell Eugene Washington (December 17, 1946 – August 5, 2021) 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 San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2016.
He later owned a car wash in National City of San Diego, California.
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