A solid Vandal defender in more sports than one, Marvin Washington was a standout defensive end for the Vandal football team and a good rebounder for the basketball squad from 1987-88. In 1988, Washington sacked opposing quarterbacks a then-school-record 14.5 times for 83 yards lost. His 1988 total currently ranks third all-time at Idaho. Washington earned First Team All-Big Sky honors and Third Team All-America honors after helping lead the Vandals to a 9-1 regular season record, a Big Sky title and a semifinal appearance at the NCAA D-1AA playoffs. Washington was chosen by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft and he played for 11 seasons with three different teams, compiling 40.5 career sacks and one interception.