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Dwayne Washington
RB #36
Height:
6-2
Weight:
223
Age:
23
College:
Washington
Hometown:
Lakewood, CA
Experience:
2

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Biography

Drafted by the Lions in the seventh round (236 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Washington and provides size and quickness in the Lions’ versatile stable of running backs.

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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Drafted by the Lions in the seventh round (236 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Washington and provides size and quickness in the Lions’ versatile stable of running backs.

2016: Appeared in his first career game, scoring his first career touchdown on a 1-yard rush in Week 1 at Indianapolis (9/11).

  • Carried the ball four times for 31 yards in Week 2 vs. Tennessee (9/18), with a long of 28.
  • Rushed for 38 yards and a long of nine, averaging 3.8 yards per carry in Week 3 at Green Bay (9/25).
  • Recorded six rushing yards on two carries and one reception for eight yards before exiting the game early due to an ankle injury in Week 4 at Chicago (10/2).
  • Inactive in Weeks 5-8 due to an ankle injury.
  • In Week 9 at Minnesota (11/6) rushed for 26 yards with a long of eight, tying his career-high for attempts at the time with 10 in the Lions' 22-16 overtime victory.
  • Rushed for six yards on a then new career-high 13 attempts in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/20). Also recorded two receptions for 15 yards, with a then career-high long of eight.
  • In Week 12 vs. Minnesota on Thanksgiving (11/24), rushed for 19 yards with a long of eight on five attempts.
  • In Week 13 at New Orleans (12/4), rushed for 21 yards on seven attempts with a long of five. Also caught two passes for a career-high 19 yards, including a career-high 11-yard reception before leaving the game early due to an ankle injury.
  • Made his first career start in Week 14 vs. Chicago (12/11), rushing for a career-high 64 yards on a career-high 16 attempts with a long of 12. Also recorded one reception for 10 yards in the Lions' 20-17 victory.
  • Started for the second consecutive game in Week 15 at New York Giants (12/18). Led the team in rushing yards with 31 yards on 14 attempts and a long of 12. Also caught two passes for nine yards.
  • In Week 16 at Dallas (12/26), rushed for 22 yards on seven attempts with a long of nine. Also recorded one reception for four yards.

COLLEGE
Even though he only played three seasons for the Huskies, Washington displayed a rare blend of size and speed while averaging six yards per carry on 266 rushing attempts for 1,311 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career.

2015: Only played in nine games due to injury. Started six games at tailback for the Huskies.

  • Set a career-high with seven receptions for 53 yards against Boise State.
  • Rushed for a pair of touchdowns against Sacramento State.
  • Caught five passes for 131 yards in a win over Utah State.
  • Rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown against California.

2014: Played in 12 of 14 games, starting seven. Was named the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player at the postseason awards banquet.

  • Led the team in rushing against Illinois after rushing for 58 yards and a touchdown.
  • Rushed for 56 yards against Georgia State, leading the team in rushing once again.
  • Had an outstanding game against Arizona when he rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Carried the ball 14 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in a victory over Oregon State.
  • Had a huge game against rival Washington State in the Apple Cup, carrying the ball 16 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Was named player of the week after the Apple Cup.

2013: Played in all 13 games, contributing at tailback and on special teams.

  • Ran for 52 yards on 13 carries in the opener against Boise State.
  • Carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards and caught a touchdown pass in a win against Idaho State.
  • Recorded 52 yards and a touchdown on the ground on four carries in a victory over California.
  • Posted 141 yards and two touchdowns helping the Huskies defeat Oregon State.

2012: Redshirted.

PERSONAL
Finished his senior season at Gahr (Calif.) High School with 66 catches for 1,338 yards and 15 touchdowns. Was also a sprinter and long-jumper in track for the Gladiators.

  • Caught 10 passes for a season-high 205 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Lynwood.
  • Snagged seven balls for 195 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Long Beach Millikian.

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