I have to give the nod to this running back who played with the team from 1981-1984. What he lacked in size he made up for with speed and agility. Which isn't to say he was tiny. He held up well in the league. Drafted by the Chargers in 1976, his last year was in 1985 with the Falcons. As a Redskin, he joined John Riggins to create a formidable backfield that took us to two Super Bowls.
The funny thing about this picture is that it shows us taking the Raiders to town in a regular season game. As we all know, the Raiders and Joe Washington hooked up for one of the more embarrassing plays in Super Bowl history for the Skins. There were only 12 seconds left in the first half and the Redskins were down 14-3, pinned deep in our own territory. Joe Gibbs called for a swing pass to Joe Washington, a play that had burned the Raiders in a regular season game against the Skins. The Raiders' defensive coaching staff sent linebacker Jack Squirek into the game to look for and stop that exact play. He of course grabs the easiest INT ever and scores a ridiculously simple TD. The rest of that game is of course history.
I seem to remember Joe Washington could leap over would-be tacklers. I tried and could not find a picture or video of this. But I know he did it (probably as a Colt and a Redskin.)
With all respects to Tom Carter, I am giving the shortened Sunday edition #25 to Joe Washington.
Who was your favorite #25?
Who is your favorite Washington area #25 from this list?
Joe Washington (135 votes)
Mike O'Koren, Bullets F-G 1986-87 (1 vote)
Victor Kozlov, Caps C last 2 years (28 votes)
Austin Kearns, Nationals RF (8 votes)
172 total votes