The Gary Washington tale with the University of
Colorado football team during the seventies
is incredible.

Coming off a storied football career at
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, he
accepted a full ride football scholarship at

He sat on the bench for three full seasons and
was inserted into the last game of the season
with just a few seconds remaining against
Kansas State in 1977. As the running back,
he took the hand off and took off on a
72-yard touchdown run, padding the winning
score to 23-0. Teammates carried him off the
field on their shoulders.

It was his last hurrah. Fed up with sitting on
the bench these three seasons, he gave up
football, forfeiting his remaining season of