We ran across this tracking former sprint juicer Dwain Chambers, who plays wide receiver for the Hamburg Sea Devils. His teammate is the son of actor Denzel Washington, John David Washington. Story here in the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Washington is the son of actor Denzel Washington. At a recent fan day for the German team in NFL Europa, the son was swamped by photo-snapping fans wanting a touch of Hollywood.
Washington is trying to perform well enough to impress the St Louis Rams. With former NFL running backs on the team, playing time comes hard for the smallish JD who starred at Morehouse (Atlanta) College.
Washington played at Morehouse College and broke most rushing records at the Division II school. He is out to prove to the St. Louis Rams that a 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back can play in the NFL. He played on their practice team last year.
For now, he is playing behind former NFL players Quentin Griffin and Tony Hollings, and Jermaine Allen of Britain.
"I think J.D. would have been better than any running back we had a few years ago, but this is an unusually good year for running backs in this league," Martino said. "He's a good back, but right now he is not on the same level as the others."
Sounds like JD has some work to do before he grabs some 'Glory'.
Washington wants to disprove a Rams scouting report that says he needs more strength and speed to go with quick feet and great vision. In the meantime, he gets along well with his teammates and is hardly about to flaunt his celebrity.
"I'm from the old school; hard work pays off," Washington said. "I'm hoping that I can go back and stick with the Rams."