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Leon Washington
RB #29
Height:
5-8
Weight:
192
Age:
32
College:
Florida State
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
11
YDS
55
AVG
5
TDS
0

Biography

 
PRO:  Leon Washington is a prolific return specialist that has been named to two Pro Bowls during his eight NFL seasons.  The 5-foot-8-inch, 192-pounder has returned eight kickoffs for touchdowns in his career which is tied for the most in NFL history.  He also adds a dynamic presence in the backfield, having compiled 2,214 rushing yards and 146 receptions in his first eight NFL campaigns.  Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, the Florida State product spent time with the N.Y. Jets, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    His eight kickoff returns for touchdowns are tied for the most in NFL history (Josh Cribbs).
•    Became the first player in NFL history to return three kickoffs for touchdowns in two different seasons (2007, 2010).
•    Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning four kicks for 253 yards and two touchdowns against San Diego (9/26/10), including a career-long 101-yard touchdown and a 99-yard touchdown.  Became the 10th player in NFL history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game and set a Seahawks franchise record with 253 kickoff return yards.  His 63.3 yard average is fourth in NFL history (min. three attempts) in a single game.
•    Set a career-high with 274 all-purpose yards against Kansas City (10/26/08), including a 60-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard touchdown reception, his first career game with rushing and receiving touchdowns.
•    In 2008, tied for first in the league for most 40-plus yard touchdown runs (three) and plays of 40-plus yards (10; six returns, three rushes and one reception).
•    Completed a 36-yard pass to Wallace Wright against  Kansas City (12/30/07), marking the longest pass by a non-quarterback in N.Y Jets franchise history and became the first player since Antwaan Randle-El in 2003 to throw a pass, catch a pass, rush the ball, return a punt and return a kickoff in the same game.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    In 2013, he started the annual Leon Washington Foundation Champions Weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. (www.leonwashington33.org).  The festivities include a casino night fundraiser, a football clinic and scholarship dinner.  Proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit that provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.  
•    Washington entered his freshman year at Florida State as a defensive back but soon found his niche on the other side of the ball as a running back.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Jacksonville, Fla., native was originally selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
•    Re-signed by the Jets as a restricted free agent on April 15, 2010.
•    Traded by the Jets to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick.
•    Released by the Seahawks on March 12, 2013.
•    Signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2013.
•    Released by the Patriots on Sept. 1, 2013 and re-signed by the team on Sept. 7, 2013.
•    Released by the Patriots on Nov. 23, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Nov. 27, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    Left Florida State 10th on the school’s career rushing list, with 2,041 yards and was the only player in the Bobby Bowden era to score a touchdown five different ways (rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, fumble return).
•    Earned All-ACC second-team honors and was named the offensive MVP by the coaching staff.
•    Led the ACC in rushing yards per game (95.1 avg.) and finished second in the ACC with 112.5 total offensive yards per game.
•    Named Gator Bowl MVP in 2004, after rushing for 195 yards on 12 carries.
•    Majored in social sciences at Florida State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Charity with three sons: Leon Dewitt Cain-Washington, Noel Simon Washington and Nolen Lee Washington.
•    Named 2002 Mr. Florida after compiling 2,437 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns, three punt return touchdowns, one kickoff return touchdown and 88 tackles and three interceptions on defense.
•    Named Player of the Year by the Florida Times-Union and the number three overall prospect in the state by the Orlando Sentinel.
•    Follow Washington on Twitter at @Leon_Washington.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “300”; (TV show) “Martin”; (music artist) Lecrae; (video game) FIFA; (school subject) biology; (book) Charlotte’s Web; and (car) Fisker Karma.
•    Born Leon Dewitt Washington on Aug. 29, 1982 in Jacksonville, Fla.
 
PRO:  Leon Washington is a prolific return specialist that has been named to two Pro Bowls during his eight NFL seasons.  The 5-foot-8-inch, 192-pounder has returned eight kickoffs for touchdowns in his career which is tied for the most in NFL history.  He also adds a dynamic presence in the backfield, having compiled 2,214 rushing yards and 146 receptions in his first eight NFL campaigns.  Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, the Florida State product spent time with the N.Y. Jets, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    His eight kickoff returns for touchdowns are tied for the most in NFL history (Josh Cribbs).
•    Became the first player in NFL history to return three kickoffs for touchdowns in two different seasons (2007, 2010).
•    Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning four kicks for 253 yards and two touchdowns against San Diego (9/26/10), including a career-long 101-yard touchdown and a 99-yard touchdown.  Became the 10th player in NFL history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game and set a Seahawks franchise record with 253 kickoff return yards.  His 63.3 yard average is fourth in NFL history (min. three attempts) in a single game.
•    Set a career-high with 274 all-purpose yards against Kansas City (10/26/08), including a 60-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard touchdown reception, his first career game with rushing and receiving touchdowns.
•    In 2008, tied for first in the league for most 40-plus yard touchdown runs (three) and plays of 40-plus yards (10; six returns, three rushes and one reception).
•    Completed a 36-yard pass to Wallace Wright against  Kansas City (12/30/07), marking the longest pass by a non-quarterback in N.Y Jets franchise history and became the first player since Antwaan Randle-El in 2003 to throw a pass, catch a pass, rush the ball, return a punt and return a kickoff in the same game.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    In 2013, he started the annual Leon Washington Foundation Champions Weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. (www.leonwashington33.org).  The festivities include a casino night fundraiser, a football clinic and scholarship dinner.  Proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit that provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.  
•    Washington entered his freshman year at Florida State as a defensive back but soon found his niche on the other side of the ball as a running back.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Jacksonville, Fla., native was originally selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
•    Re-signed by the Jets as a restricted free agent on April 15, 2010.
•    Traded by the Jets to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick.
•    Released by the Seahawks on March 12, 2013.
•    Signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2013.
•    Released by the Patriots on Sept. 1, 2013 and re-signed by the team on Sept. 7, 2013.
•    Released by the Patriots on Nov. 23, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Nov. 27, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    Left Florida State 10th on the school’s career rushing list, with 2,041 yards and was the only player in the Bobby Bowden era to score a touchdown five different ways (rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, fumble return).
•    Earned All-ACC second-team honors and was named the offensive MVP by the coaching staff.
•    Led the ACC in rushing yards per game (95.1 avg.) and finished second in the ACC with 112.5 total offensive yards per game.
•    Named Gator Bowl MVP in 2004, after rushing for 195 yards on 12 carries.
•    Majored in social sciences at Florida State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Charity with three sons: Leon Dewitt Cain-Washington, Noel Simon Washington and Nolen Lee Washington.
•    Named 2002 Mr. Florida after compiling 2,437 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns, three punt return touchdowns, one kickoff return touchdown and 88 tackles and three interceptions on defense.
•    Named Player of the Year by the Florida Times-Union and the number three overall prospect in the state by the Orlando Sentinel.
•    Follow Washington on Twitter at @Leon_Washington.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “300”; (TV show) “Martin”; (music artist) Lecrae; (video game) FIFA; (school subject) biology; (book) Charlotte’s Web; and (car) Fisker Karma.
•    Born Leon Dewitt Washington on Aug. 29, 1982 in Jacksonville, Fla.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 485 2,269 4.7 61 16 168 1,286 7.7 64 4 22 9
2014 TEN 15 0 11 55 5 16 0 22 159 7.2 25 2 3 1
2013 TEN 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2013 NE 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2012 SEA 16 0 23 83 3.6 14 1 4 31 7.8 9 0 2 1
2011 SEA 16 1 53 248 4.7 48T 1 10 48 4.8 9 0 2 0
2010 SEA 16 0 27 100 3.7 21 1 9 79 8.8 28 0 3 1
2009 NYJ 7 0 72 331 4.6 33 0 15 131 8.7 33 0 1 1
2008 NYJ 16 1 76 448 5.9 61T 6 47 355 7.6 40 2 3 2
2007 NYJ 16 4 71 353 5 49 3 36 213 5.9 18 0 4 2
2006 NYJ 16 8 151 650 4.3 23 4 25 270 10.8 64 0 3 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @KC W 26-10 2 23 11.5 16 0 2 11 5.5 8 0 1 0
2 DAL L 10-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CIN L 7-33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @IND L 17-41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 CLE L 28-29 -- -- -- -- -- 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
6 JAC W 16-14 1 1 1 1 0 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
7 @WAS L 17-19 1 8 8 8 0 2 -4 -2 1 0 -- --
8 HOU L 16-30 -- -- -- -- -- 3 40 13.3 19 0 -- --
10 @BAL L 7-21 1 3 3 3 0 2 12 6 9 1 1 0
11 PIT L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @PHI L 24-43 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @HOU L 21-45 -- -- -- -- -- 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
14 NYG L 7-36 2 9 4.5 5 0 2 10 5 8 0 -- --
15 NYJ L 11-16 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 2 2 0 1 1
16 @JAC L 13-21 4 11 2.8 11 0 7 62 8.9 25 1 -- --

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