Kenny Washington

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Birthday
31, 1918
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Jun 24, 1971 (52)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1918
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Jun 24, 1971 (52)

About

The first African American football player in the NFL's modern, post-WW II, era.

Before Fame

A standout running back at UCLA, he rushed for a school record 1,914 yards during his time with the team; the record stood unbroken for more than three decades.

Trivia

It would take four years for him to be be picked up by an NFL team. The Cleveland Rams finally made the move, insisting on integrating their team.

Family Life

He was born Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

The Chicago Bears' George Halas tried to sign him out of college, but he was blocked by NFL owners.

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