Wednesday, November 25, 2015

1975 Profile: Dave Washington

No. 86
Alcorn A & M
"Washington was a big play specialist with the Bills' defense last year, scoring a pair of touchdowns. His biggest play was a 72-yard interception return against New England that turned a 21-19 deficit into a 26-21 lead for Buffalo. Washington also picked up a Miami Dolphin fumble and ran it 42 yards for a score to ignite a Bills comeback, and recovered another key fumble at Miami. He appeared in all 14 games, mostly as a starter at outside linebacker, and earned United Press International and second-team All-Conference honors.
He missed most of the 1973 campaign with a broken arm. Dave played in four games with the Bills in 1972 after coming to Buffalo from Denver in exchange for linebacker Al Andrews. A ninth round draft pick of Denver in 1970, he played both linebacker and tight end for the Broncos.
Washington saw action for Alcorn at three different positions- split end, tight end and defensive end. As a freshman he caught 10 passes for better than 100 yards in one game. Dave was used as a kickoff man.
Chemistry was his major at Alcorn with minors in math and education. Cabinet making is a hobby and he likes to read. Dave worked during the off-season in the labor relations division of an automobile company's local office."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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