Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Joe Washington

Joe Washington


  • Position: Running Back
  • School: Oklahoma
  • High School: Port Arthur, TX (Lincoln HS)
  • Years: 1972-1975
  • Inducted: 2005
  • Place of Birth: Crockett, TX
  • Date of Birth: Sep 24, 1953
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 178

Member Biography

In an amazing four-year stretch (1972-75), Joe Washington's brilliant running led the Oklahoma Sooners to a 43-2-1 record and two National Championships (1974-75). A two-time All America selection (1974-75), Washington tallied a then-school record 3,995 career rushing yards and currently holds the Sooner mark for career all-purpose yardage (5,781). Following his collegiate career, the San Diego Chargers selected Washington with the fourth-overall selection in the 1976 NFL Draft. Washington played nine seasons in the NFL (1977-85), accumulating 8,252 yards from scrimmage and 31 touchdowns. He is currently the owner of a marketing and advertising company.