Marcus Washington

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Marcus Washington
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Washington in February 2005.
No. 53
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1977-10-17) October 17, 1977 (age 40)
Auburn, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Auburn (AL)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 617
Quarterback sacks: 37.5
Pass deflections: 27
Interceptions: 3
Forced fumbles: 16
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Marcus Cornelius Washington (born October 17, 1977) is a former American football linebacker. After completing his college career with Auburn he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He was later signed by the Washington Redskins in 2004, and played there for five seasons.

Early years[edit]

Washington attended Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama, where he lettered in both basketball and football.

College career[edit]

As a senior at Auburn University, Marcus Washington played defensive end and posted seven sacks and 52 tackles.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 28th pick in the second round (59th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. After four seasons as a linebacker with the Colts, they were unable to make him an offer because of the expected cost of re-signing Peyton Manning.

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed Washington on March 5, 2004. During his five-year tenure with the Redskins he made the Pro Bowl in 2004 and was named an alternate in 2005 and 2006.

Washington was released by the Redskins on February 20, 2009.

Coaching[edit]

He was the Defensive Line Coach for the University of San Diego football team in 2016. In that season, the Toreros ranked the #1 ranked scoring defense in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), averaging only 12.1 points allowed per game in the regular season.

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2000 IND 16 12 6 6 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
2001 IND 16 93 73 20 8.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2002 IND 15 65 46 19 2.0 1 1 0 1 40 40 40 1 3
2003 IND 16 81 55 26 6.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2004 WSH 16 107 87 20 4.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2005 WSH 16 93 73 20 7.5 3 2 0 1 41 41 41 0 7
2006 WSH 14 88 59 29 2.5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
2007 WSH 12 48 32 16 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 WSH 10 44 25 19 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 131 631 456 175 37.5 16 7 0 3 82 27 41 1 30

References[edit]

  • Bryant, Howard (January 1, 2006). "Washington Is Monumental". The Washington Post, p. E01.