Washington: Switched to safety during 2001 spring drills in an attempt to add more depth to the position ... missed the 1999 season due to a nerve irritation in his lower back. 2000: Worked exclusively with the Husky scout squad ... did not see any game action. 1999: Did not see any game action. 1998: Redshirted the season and worked with the Husky scout squad as a tailback ... suffered back injury midway through the season.
High School and Personal: Born Jan. 26, 1980 in Compton, Calif. ... parents are Kathy and Russell ... has two brothers and one sister ... brother, Rashaan, played football at Temple ... father was a member of the Los Angeles Rams during the 1970s ... named his conference’s most valuable offensive player after rushing for 1,242 yards on 136 carries as a senior ... recorded 12 rushing touchdowns ... caught passes totaling 475 yards ... was a first-team All-Mission League selection ... guided team to a league championship as a senior ... standout on prep track squad as a junior and senior ... top 100-meter time as a junior was10.53 ... was on 4x100 relay team that placed second in the state in 1997 ... won the Del Rey League title in the 100-meters and 4x100 relay as a senior ... high school coach was Charles Nash ... majoring in sociology.