CAREER: He has 1,778 career rushing yards, 22nd on USC's all-time rushing list.
2007: The hard-charging Washington, who led USC in rushing in 2006 and 2007, started at tailback as a senior in 2007. Overall in 2007 while appearing in 12 games (he sat out the Idaho opener after spraining his right shoulder in 2007 fall camp) and starting the last 10 regular-season games, he ran for 969 yards on 195 carries (5.0 avg.) with 10 touchdowns and caught 7 passes for 59 yards (8.4 avg.) with 2 TD. He made 2007 All-Pac-10 honorable mention, Rivals.com All-Pac-10 second team and Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 third team. He was a Senior Bowl invitee.
He had 43 yards on 12 rushes (with a pair of 1-yard TDs) at Nebraska, then had a game-high 84 yards on 11 carries (with a 7-yard TD) against Washington State. He had 106 yards (including a career-long 53-yard run) on 21 carries with a 2-yard scoring run at Washington, a game-best 75 yards on 23 carries (with a 1-yard TD) against Stanford, 54 yards on 17 carries (with an 18-yard TD) against Arizona and 64 yards on 12 carries and caught a 5-yard pass at Notre Dame. He ran for 42 yards on 11 carries at Oregon, then had a game-best 60 yards on 12 carries (with a 1-yard TD) and also caught 2 passes for 31 yards (with a nice 26-yard catch-and-run TD) against Oregon State. He then ran for a career-best 220 yards (on 29 carries), including 64 on a game-winning 96-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, at California (it was the most rushing yards by a Trojan since Reggie Bush had 260 versus UCLA in 2005 and was Washington's fourth career 100-yard outing, surpassing his previous high by 101 yards) and he jetted for a 36-yard TD to earn Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors. He ran for a game-best 80 yards on 22 carries and caught an 11-yard pass at Arizona State, then had 66 yards on 13 attempts (with a 10-yard TD) against UCLA. He had 75 yards on 12 carries (with a 3-yard TD run) and caught 3 passes for 12 yards (with an 8-yard TD catch) at Illinois.
2006: Washington was USC's rushing leader as a junior in 2006 after missing the previous 2 seasons because of ineligibility. Overall in 2006 while appearing in all 13 games, he ran for 744 yards on 157 carries (4.7 avg.) with 9 TDs, caught 9 passes for 93 yards (10.3 avg.) and had a tackle. He led USC in rushing in 6 games. He did this despite being nagged early in the 2006 season with a hamstring injury. He started 4 mid-season games in 2006 (Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Oregon) when finally healthy, but a knee sprain bothered him after that. He sat out 2006 spring practice while academically ineligible.
He had 55 yards on 8 tries at Arkansas, 52 yards on 12 carries and scored his first career TD (a 7-yarder) versus Nebraska and 33 yards on 10 tries and a 4-yard catch at Arizona. He had a game-high 71 yards on 18 carries, with a 3-yard TD, at Washington State, then a team-high 81 yards on 17 carries and caught 2 passes for 17 yards versus Washington. Against Arizona State, he had a game-best 108 yards on 22 carries, both career bests, with the game-winning 2-yard scoring run with 4:29 to play (he had 64 yards on 10 carries on the decisive 74-yard scoring drive) and added a 29-yard reception in his first career start. He led USC with 81 yards on 18 carries, with a 2-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion run, and also added 3 catches for 32 yards at Oregon State. He ran for a game-best 74 yards on 12 carries (with a 15-yard TD run on fourth down) at Stanford. He ran for 3 touchdowns (5, 3 and a career-long 43 yards) and gained a career-high 119 yards on 15 carries (a 7.9 average per carry) against Oregon (he also caught a 7-yard pass). He then had 29 yards on 12 carries against California, added 24 yards on 6 rushes against Notre Dame, had 9 yards on 5 carries at UCLA and ran for 8 yards on 2 carries against Michigan.
2005: Washington was sidelined for his second consecutive year while academically ineligible as a sophomore in 2005. He had an impressive showing in 2005 spring practice.
2004: Washington redshirted the 2004 season while academically ineligible. He missed 2004 spring practice while recovering from the ankle injury.
2003: Washington was a backup tailback and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2003. Overall in 2003 while appearing in 7 games (all but California, Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA, Oregon State and Michigan), he ran for 65 yards on 19 carries (3.4 avg.), caught a 6-yard pass and made 3 tackles. He sprained his right ankle against Hawaii and missed USC's next 2 games, then reinjured the ankle against Washington State and missed the last 4 contests (a stress fracture also was discovered in the ankle).
HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Southern Section second team, All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Bay/Westside first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Pioneer League Co-MVP honors as a senior running back at South Torrance (Calif.) High. He ran for 1,549 yards on 140 carries (11.1 avg.) with 23 TDs and caught 13 passes for 200 yards (15.4 avg.) with 2 TDs in 2002 despite missing 5 games with a knee injury. As a junior in 2001, he was named to the All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Bay first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Ocean League first team. He gained 1,975 yards on 225 carries (8.8 avg.) with 26 TDs, plus had 22 catches for 273 yards (12.4 avg.) with 2 TDs and returned 10 kickoffs for 324 yards (32.4 avg.) in 2001. As a sophomore in 2000, he made the All-Ocean League first team as he rushed for 1,548 yards on 179 carries (8.6 avg.). He also competed for South Torrance's soccer and track (with a best of 10.5 in the 100 meters) teams.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.
CHAUNCEY WASHINGTON ON: His perseverance while academically ineligible at USC: "I got discouraged, but my father picked me up. He said, 'Let's go. You've still got time. You're young. Everything will work out.' It's all paying off...I've waited a long time. You need to have patience. It's just like when you're running with the ball. You need patience then...Some people would have given up after what I went through, but I believe I'm strong and it made me into more of a man to stick with it."
Overcoming a week-long paralysis in his legs when he was 9: "They still haven't figured out what it was. After seven days, I got the feeling back in my legs. It was painful, but I started gaining strength. Next thing I know, I started to walk again. Once I got out of the hospital, I started running faster. For some reason, I felt fast. And no, I wouldn't recommend being paralyzed to everyone...I don't think I'll meet any other challenges like that in my life. It makes you stronger as a person."
WHAT OTHERS SAY: USC running backs coach Todd McNair: "He is more powerful than some of the smaller guys and more shifty than the big guys. He's got a unique power-speed combination."
GAME-BY-GAME WITH CHAUNCEY WASHINGTON
GAME-BY-GAME WITH CHAUNCEY WASHINGTON