October 29, 1972
On this day, 49ers running back Vic Washington sprinted 98 yards to score with the opening kickoff in the 49ers 45-14 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Washington added a two-yard rushing touchdown and finished the day with 189 all-purpose yards. He joined the 49ers as a fourth-round draft pick in 1970 after spending three years in the Canadian Football League. As a rookie running back in 1971, Washington led the NFL in all-purpose yards and earned a Pro Bowl berth. He scored 21 touchdowns during his three seasons with San Francisco from 1971-1973.