2008: Washington will serve as a key backup defensive end as a senior in 2008.
2007: Washington, who was moved from tight end to defensive end in the spring of 2007, saw brief action in 10 games (all but Nebraska, Washington and Stanford) as a junior in 2007, primarily on special teams (blocking on placekicks) and as a backup defensive end. He had a tackle against Washington State. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee following 2007spring practice.
2006: Washington, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2006 after transferring from a junior college, redshirted as a junior tight end in 2006. He suffered a bruised knee prior to the Arizona game and was sidelined the rest of the season. He entered USC as a tight end, was switched to defensive end early in 2006 fall camp, then was moved back to tight end early in the season.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was named to the 2005 J.C. Athletic Bureau All-American first team, Super Prep JUCO 100, J.C. Athletic Bureau All-State Region II first team and All-Foothill Conference first team squads as a sophomore tight end at Chaffey Junior College in Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.). He caught 23 passes with 2 TDs in 2005.
As a freshman in 2004, he had 15 receptions with 1 TD.
HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Vallejo (Calif.) High, where he played football just as a senior (his only catch was a 21-yard touchdown).
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. Before he entered junior college in 2004, he spent the previous 4 years in the U.S. Navy as a helicopter mechanic. As a youth, he played tennis and competed in juniors tournaments.