Russ Washington

San Diego Chargers
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Offensive Lineman


  • 4th overall pick in the 1968 NFL draft
  • Pro Bowl Selection: 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • One of the most dominant linemen in MU history, Russ Washington was the Big Eight Conference defensive player-of-the-year and a first team all-American in 1967.
  • He was twice named all-Big Eight and played in four all-star games following his senior season. He starred in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers from 1968-83.
  • Washington had two brothers, Wayne and David, who later played on the offensive line for Missouri.