Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Washington hired by UCLA athletic department
By Ted Miller
UCLA legend James Washington, one of the greatest safeties in Bruins history and a two-time Super Bowl champion, has returned to the athletic department as the director of scholarship development, where he will focus on raising funds for athletic scholarships.
Washington, who has been UCLA's assistant director of alumni giving since April of 2010, also serves as an analyst during UCLA football games for Fox Sports Prime Ticket and is the host for the Rick Neuheisel UCLA Football Weekly show.
A four-year starter (1984-87), Washington played in four bowl victories for the Bruins. He still ranks third in UCLA history with 15 career interceptions and sixth with 347 tackles.
Upon graduating from UCLA, Washington was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1988 NFL draft. He later signed with the Dallas Cowboys and led the team in interceptions his four years as a starter. He called the defensive signals for Dallas when it had the league’s top-ranked defense (1992 and 1994) and was a standout on the 1993 and 1994 Super Bowl Championship teams.