All-American: Joe Washington

Rufus Alexander

Joe Washington, HB - 1974, 1975
During his amazing career at OU, Joe Washington finished as the all-time leading rusher in school history. He also finished third on the career touchdown scoring chart.

The consensus All-American in 1974 finished third in the Heisman balloting, was the Washington, D.C., Player of the Year and the NCAA Football Player of the Year. Also receiving All-America honors in 1975, Washington was a key ingredient in the Sooners' national titles.

After winning the national title in 1974, the Sooners didn't look like they were going to repeat when they were losing by seven late in the fourth quarter to Missouri, but "Little Joe" took it in from 70 yards out. With the game on the line, Washington scored the two-point conversion for the win.

He was the fourth player taken in the 1976 draft by the San Diego Chargers.

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