Donald Washington

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Donald Washington III
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At a game in Denver in January, 2010.
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-28) July 28, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Indianapolis (IN) Franklin Central
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 52
Interceptions: 0
Pass deflections: 2
Player stats at

Donald David Washington III (born July 28, 1986) is an American football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played high school football at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis.[1]

Washington has also played for the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 197 lb 4.49 s 4.22 s 6.84 s 45 in 11 ft 3 in 9 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

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.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On May 7, 2014, Washington was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. During the 2014 CFL season, Washington recorded 14 defensive tackles and 1 special teams tackle.

On June 14, 2015, Washington was released by the Argonauts.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On May 7, 2016, Washington was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers after receiving a tryout at their rookie minicamp. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Steelers as part of final roster cuts.[2]


  1. ^ "Chiefs select CB Donald Washington in fourth round". Kansas City Chiefs. 2009-04-26. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  2. ^ Labriola, Bob. "Steelers cut to 53, trade for CB". 

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