Cornelius Washington

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Cornelius Washington
No. 94 Chicago Bears
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-10) September 10, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Hephzibah, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Waynesboro (GA) Burke Co.
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 188
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 10
Sacks: 1.0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Cornelius Davis Washington[1] (born September 10, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bears in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Georgia.[2]

Early years[edit]

Track and field[edit]

Washington was a standout athlete for the Waynesboro (GA) Burke Co. track team. He was timed at 10.94 seconds in the 100 meters. He also competed in the shot put, he had a career-best throw of 13.75 meters.[3]

College career[edit]

With the Georgia Bulldogs, Washington recorded 76 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss and 10.5 sacks, while starting 25 of the 51 games he appeared in.[4] During the 2012 SEC Championship Game against Alabama, Washington blocked a field goal, which was recovered by teammate Alec Ogletree, who returned the blocked kick 55 yards for a touchdown.[5]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 265 lb 34 in 9½ in 4.53 s 1.60 s 2.59 s 39 in 10 ft 8 in 36 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[6]

At the combine, Washington led linebackers in the 225-pound bench press with 36 repetitions.[7]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Washington was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth-round (188th overall). The team stated that they want Washington to play left defensive end exclusively.[4] On May 1, Washington and fifth-round pick Jordan Mills signed four-year contracts with the Bears.[8] Washington appeared in two games in 2013, both against the Detroit Lions, recording a tackle.[9] In week 12 of 2014 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington recorded his first career sack.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On June 20, 2014, Washington was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license, but was released after paying a fine.[9]

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