Former NFL wide receiver L’Damian Washington announced — via his Twitter account — that he has been selected as a Kansas City Chiefs’ Bill Walsh diversity coaching fellow for this offseason.
Thank you to the @Chiefs organization for selecting me for the Bill Walsh diversity coaching fellowship. Looking forward to attending camp and working with the best offense and receivers in the @NFL!!! Very grateful for this opportunity. Let’s gooooo #ChiefsKingdom— L'Damian Washington (@LWashington_2) May 25, 2021
Washington, 30, who played college football at Missouri, spent time with the Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid in training camp in 2015 before being cut at the 53-man roster deadline. The 2014 undrafted free agent also spent a brief amount of time with the Cowboys, 49ers, Giants, Browns, Dolphins and Steelers before playing in the CFL, AAF and XFL.
His Twitter bio currently lists him as the Southern University (Louisiana) receivers coach.
The Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching program’s objective is to use NFL clubs’ training camps, offseason workout programs and minicamps to give coaches an opportunity to observe, participate, gain experience and eventually get a full-time NFL coaching position. Four current and former NFL coaches — including Hue Jackson, Marvin Lewis, Anthony Lynn and Mike Tomlin — have benefited from Bill Walsh fellowships.
In four years at Missouri, Washington accumulated 100 catches for 1,735 yards and 15 touchdowns.