James Washington hired as assistant director, alumni giving

James Washington, UCLA All-America safety and Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, has come home.

Washington has been hired as Assistant Director, Alumni Giving for the university and will begin his new duties on April 26. Washington will be responsible for raising scholarship funds for the campus and the visibility of the Bruin Scholars Initiative.

Washington has an extensive and diverse background including marketing, sales and fundraising which will be invaluable in his efforts to secure scholarship support.

Washington graduated from UCLA with a degree in History in 1987. A four-year starting free safety as a Bruin, he helped the Bruins win two Pac-10 titles (1985 and 1987) and four bowl games – the 1985 Fiesta Bowl, 1986 Rose Bowl, 1986 Freedom and the 1987 Aloha Bowl.

He then played in the National Football League for eight years with the Rams, Cowboys and Redskins. He was a starter when Dallas won Super Bowls in 1993 and 1994.

Washington also runs his own Foundation – Shelter 37 – and has served as a college football analyst for FS Prime Ticket.

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  • Anonymous

    Extremely happy at this news. JW has bled Bruin Blue and Gold since his time on the college gridirons.

  • Frank

    National Championship! National Championship #105 for UCLA. Congrats Lady Bruin Gymnasts. Dominating performance in Gainesville,Florida.

  • Anonymous

    UCLA wins another National Championship
    in Women’s Gymnastics.
    Congratulations! Miss Val did a great job.

  • Anonymous

    thanks to the LA Times:

    “Top-seeded UCLA won its seventh title at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship on Friday in Gainesville, Fla.”

    Of course, it came from AP.

    UCLA has 6 titles.