Cornelius Washington

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Cornelius Washington
No. 90 – Detroit Lions
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-10) September 10, 1989 (age 28)
Hephzibah, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 292 lb (132 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 9, 2017
Total tackles: 37
Sacks: 3.0
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

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

Early years[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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
265 lb
(120 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.53 s 1.60 s 2.59 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
36 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[5]

At the combine, Washington led linebackers in the 225-pound bench press with 36 repetitions.[6]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Washington was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth-round (188th overall) to play exclusively at left defensive end.[3] He and fifth-round pick Jordan Mills signed four-year contracts with the team on May 1, 2013.[7]

Washington appeared in two games in the 2013 season, both against the Detroit Lions, making his NFL debut on September 29 against the Lions,[8] recording a tackle.[9]

In Week 12 of the 2014 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington recorded his first career sack.[10]

On September 13 2015, during the regular-season opener against the Green Bay Packers, Washington suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury and was placed on injured reserve.[11]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On March 10, 2017, Washington signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Detroit Lions.[12]

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]


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  3. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (2013-04-27). "Bears choose Georgia pass-rusher in sixth round". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ Staats, Wayne (2013-04-27). "Burke County's Cornelius Washington picked by Chicago Bears". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Cornelius Washington Draft Profile". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (2013-04-27). "Bears select linebacker Greene, offensive tackle Mills on draft's last day". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-04-27. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Bears sign draft picks Mills, Washington". Chicago Tribune. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Chicago Bears: Cornelius Washington". Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  9. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (2014-06-23). "D-end Cornelius Washington arrested". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  10. ^ "Adversity helps Bears discovery depth in roster". PSKR. 2014-11-24. Archived from the original on 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  11. ^ Mayer, Larry (2015-09-14). "Bears ink Acho, Washington to IR". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2015-09-14. 
  12. ^ "Lions sign unrestricted free agent DE Cornelius Washington". March 10, 2017. 

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