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John David Washington
No. 43     California Redwoods
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: July 28, 1984 (1984-07-28) (age 25)
Place of birth: Toluca Lake, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Morehouse
Undrafted in 2006
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Rushing yards     75
Rushing average     3.0
Rushing TDs     1
Stats at
Stats at

John David Washington (born July 28, 1984 in Toluca Lake, California) is an American football running back for the California Redwoods of the United Football League. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Morehouse.

He is the son of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington.


Early years

At the age of nine, Washington appeared as a student in a Harlem classroom in the 1992 feature film Malcolm X, which starred his father Denzel Washington in the title role.

Washington attended Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles, California and was a student and a letterman in football, basketball, and track.

College career

At Morehouse College, Washington set a school-record with 1,198 yards with a 5.6-yard average and nine touchdowns, and added ten receptions for 69 yards his senior year. He also holds the school's single-game (242 yards) and career (3,699 yards) leading rushing records.

Washington led the conference in rushing in 2005. He was named National Player of the Week by in the same year.

Professional career


St. Louis Rams

After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Washington was signed by the St. Louis Rams on May 1, 2006 as an undrafted free agent. Washington was released by the Rams on September 1, but later re-signed to their practice squad for the 2006 NFL season.

Washington played in NFL Europa for the Hamburg Sea Devils in the 2007 offseason. He was released by the Rams on August 31 and re-signed to the practice squad.[1] Three days later, the Rams re-signed him to their practice squad.[2]

California Redwoods

Washington was drafted by the California Redwoods of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009. He signed with the team on August 18.[3] John scored his first UFL Touchdown vs. the New York Sentinels on October 17, 2009.


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