20 Donald Washington

Donald Washington Ohio State
usaUnited States
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Franklin Central
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Major: Communication (2008), Undeclared (2005-07)

Weight: 194 (2008), 195 (2006-07), 185 (2005)

2008 Media Guide: A returning starter at cornerback opposite Malcolm Jenkins … impressive with his athleticism and quick grasp of the game … tons of big-play potential.

2007: Starting cornerback with 39 tackles for the season … 70-yard interception return for a touchdown against Kent State … fumble recovery at Penn State … five solo stops at Michigan … defensive player of week: Washington, Kent State … special teams dog tags: Wisconsin … SAE award for outstanding player in Homecoming game … second-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: Good, young football player who will be a mainstay in the Buckeye secondary for years to come… starting cornerback opposite Malcolm Jenkins … was Ohio State’s starter at nickel back last year and was listed as the back-up to All-Big Ten pick Antonio Smith at boundary corner…
can play either field or cover corner.

2006: Named the team’s most outstanding first-year defensive player at the postseason banquet … started nine games when Ohio State opened in its nickel package … played in all 13 games and collected 41 tackles, which ranked eighth on the team and fourth among defensive backs … 28 of his tackles were solo, which ranked sixth of the team … turned in one of the season’s big plays when he scooped up a Texas fumble near the OSU goal line and returned it 48 yards to midfield… had a career-seven tackles in the national championship game, including six solos … notched two solo stops in the win over Michigan … was in on tackles behind the line of scrimmage at Texas and vs. Indiana … forced fumbles vs. Bowling Green and Indiana.

2006 Media Guide: Good young football player who will be in the running for a starting spot at cornerback this year … spent most of his time with the scout team last year, but impressed the coaches with his athleticism and quick grasp of the game … continued to play well in the spring and steadily moved his way up the depth chart … can play either field or cover corner and is the third corner heading into the fall … one of only a handful of players from the state of Indiana to play football for the Buckeyes, but was widely recruited and is a big-time player.

2005: Played on the scout team … did not see any game action.

High School: One of the top prep defensive backs and wide receivers in Indiana … recruited mainly as a defensive back … caught 45 passes as a senior and scored 10 touchdowns … averaged better than 17 yards per catch on 47 receptions with eight touchdowns as a junior … runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and has a 38-inch vertical jump … has a 3.4 GPA … was the state long jump champion as a sophomore and a junior … played for Lance Scheib.

Personal: Is the son of Donald and Cherry Washington … has a pet dog named Chico … puts ranch dressing on everything … favorite music artist is Lil Wayne … says Jamario O’Neal would play him in a meeting.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2006Ohio State13NA4128131.03002NA00000
2007Ohio State13NA3929102.041.0301170201