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At a game in Denver in January, 2010.
|Date of birth:||July 28, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||197 lb (89 kg)|
|High school:||Indianapolis (IN) Franklin Central|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Donald David Washington III (born July 28, 1986) is a gridiron football defensive back who currently plays for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. He played high school football at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis.
Washington enrolled at Ohio State in 2005, but spent the season performing on the scout team. He was named the team's Outstanding Freshman in 2006, starting nine games at boundary cornerback and nickel back in 2006. He produced 41 tackles (28 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage. He also caused two fumbles and recovered another that he returned 48 yards.
As a sophomore, Washington moved to field cornerback, starting all 13 games. He registered 39 tackles (29 solos) that included his only sack as a Buckeye. He recovered a fumble, broke up two passes and returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown. Washington was suspended for the team's first two games of the 2008 season for a violation of team rules. "I'll be honest and admit I made a mistake," he said. "That's the only way you can handle it. The best thing to do is just be honest."
When he returned, he spent most of the season as a reserve, starting two games at boundary cornerback. He managed just 22 tackles (18 solos) with a fumble recovery and a 34-yard interception return. Washington joined receiver Brian Hartline and running back Beanie Wells as three Ohio State underclassmen to declare for the 2009 NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6'0" *||197 lb *||4.49 *||4.22 *||6.84 *||45.0 in. *||135.0 in. *||9.0 reps *|
(* represents NFL Combine)
Kansas City Chiefs
Washington was drafted in the 4th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Washington was on the Chiefs as a second string strong safety. In 2011, Washington finished his season with 25 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and one pass deflection. On August 31 Washington was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs.
On June 14, 2015, Washington was released by the Argonauts.
- "Chiefs select CB Donald Washington in fourth round". Kansas City Chiefs. 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2009-04-26.[dead link]
- Ohio State Buckeyes bio
- Kansas City Chiefs bio
- Toronto Argonauts bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine