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Washington, Ted ‘Big Ted’

Action Packed Rookies 1991, #24

CARD: Action Packed Rookies 1991
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2023


  • Big Ted Washington played defensive line for Louisville finishing with 297 total tackles, 27 sacks, 1 FF, and 1 INT.
  • He’d be selected at the bottom of round one by the San Fransisco 49ers in 1991.
  • Washington made his time primarily at NT, before hopping over to DT in ’93.
  • He’d be traded to the Broncos in 1994, where Ted showed glimpses of what he could do- just from the NT position.
  • It’d be in ’95 Ted transitioned to Buffalo, where he established himself as one of the most dominant NT of the 90s.
  • He’d play 6 seasons there for the Bills, posting 378 total tackles, and 19.5 sacks.
  • Big Ted hopped over to the Bears in 2001- anchoring their line through the 2002 season at DT, thus beginning Ted’s hired gun phase of his career.
  • Ted from here played a season with New England in 2003, Oakland in ’04-’05, closing out his career in ’06-’07 as a member of the Browns.


  • Pro Bowl 1997-’98, 2000- ’01
  • All-Pro 2001


Big Ted doesn’t really sign through the mail so I decided to pick up this set need via EBay. I was comfortable picking up this autograph since it was from a collector located in Buffalo.