Gene Washington Named Of NFF HOF Ballot

The National Football Foundation released their ballot of former college greats for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Former standout Gene Washington is among the 88 candidates being considered for election.

Former Michigan State letterman Gene Washington is one of 88 candidates named on the National Football Foundations ballot for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Washington, who came to East Lansing from LaPorte, Texas and played for Coach Hugh Duffy Daugherty, helped the Spartans to a 23-6-1 record during his career, including back-to-back Big Ten and National Championships in 1965-66.

During his three years on the field, Washington was a two-time First Team All-American and Big Ten selection. He led the Spartans in receptions for three consecutive seasons (1964-66) and left Michigan State as the programs all-time leader in receptions, receiving years, and touchdowns.

Selected by Minnesota in the first round (No. 8 overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft, Washington would become a two-time Pro Bowl selection and also named a First-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 1969.


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