Jim Washington was a star running for seven seasons from 1974 to 1980, playing all but his final season with the Winipeg Blue Bombers. Washington ran for 582 and 665 yards in his first two seasons (1974 and 1975), playing only 7 and 11 games respectively. In his first season in 1976 that he played all 16 games, Washington burst out with 1277 yards rushing to lead the West and added 47 catches for another 428 yards to claim All-Canadian status. Washington had similar stats in 1977 with 1262 yards to again lead the West in rushing and pick up his second All-Canadian nomination. IN 1978, Washington slipped slightly but still recored his third 1000 plus rushing season with 1032 yards. In 1979, in his final season in Winnipeg, Washington picked up 918 yards rushing. Washington finished his career with Saskatchewan in 1980. rushing for 391 yards in 12 games. Washington finished his career with 6127 yards rushing.