Class of 2018
Versatility and longevity was the key to a 14-year professional career for UM’s Bingham.
A two-time all-league player at UM, Bing also was named the team’s top offensive lineman in consecutive seasons (1978-79).
Playing guard, center and an accomplished deep snapper Bingham was selected in the tenth round (260th pick) in the 1980 draft by the New York Jets where he played for nine seasons.
Traded to Atlanta he played for the Falcons for three years before finishing his career with the Washington Redskins.
Bingham played in 199 games as a pro starting three games in his first season.
He started for four years on the UM offensive line, earning Big Sky Conference All-League as both a tackle and a center.
As a junior he was named honorable mention Division-1AA All American.
Voted outstanding lineman he was a two-time All-State performer at Weatherwax High school in Aberdeen, Wash., he was Southwest Washington League Lineman of the Year.
A versatile athlete, as a senior Bingham, the league’s top rebounder, led Weatherwax to a 20-0 season and the AAA District title.
He also won a District shot put championship.
After retiring he joined Ken Stanninger, his agent, to operate a vending business in Missoula and works behind the scenes at numerous philanthropic and volunteer endeavors.