FOOTBALL: Washington to speak at Lamar’s kickoff banquet

Published 6:06 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lincoln graduate and former NFL running back Joe Washington Jr. will deliver the keynote address at Lamar football’s kickoff banquet on Aug. 26.

A time and place have not yet been announced. The banquet has been held at the Ford Park Arena, Montagne Center and Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in recent years.

Washington graduated from Lincoln in 1972 and won two national championships at Oklahoma (1974, 1975) before going on to a nine-year NFL career including stops in San Diego, Baltimore (which had the Colts at the time), Washington and Atlanta. The fourth-overall pick in the 1976 NFL draft helped Washington win Super Bowl 17 in the 1982-83 season.

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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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