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3   Leon Washington
Leon Washington

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Andrew Jackson

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 202

Position:
RB


Senior Year (2005): Played in 11 game during the 2005 season and started 10...missed two games because of an ankle injury he suffered in the Maryland game...the only player in the Bobby Bowden era to score touchdowns five different ways (run, reception, punt return, kick off return and a fumble recovery)...ranked second on the team in rushing yards (430) with a 4.4 yards per carry average...averages 10.7 yards per catch...is 10th in FSU history in career rushing with 2,041 yards...had a season-high 179 all-purpose yards when he rushed for 87 yards and had 92 yards receiving in the Wake Forest game...had a career-long 61-yard touchdown reception against Wake Forest...returned six punts for 51 yards this season and returned four kickoffs for 63 yards...led the team in rushing in the Orange Bowl vs. Penn State with 30 yards on six carries...added six catches for 24 yards in that game...played in 43 games over his career...named the Seminoles' most dependable running back in spring practice in 2005 by the coaching staff.

Junior Year (2004): Earned Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player honors with 12 rushes for a career-high 195 yards in the Seminoles' victory over West Virginia...his 16.3 yards per rush is a single-game Florida State record while his 195 yards is the second most by a Seminole in a bowl game...earned All-ACC second team honors... named as the Seminoles' offensive MVP by the coaching staff at the team banquet...played in 10 of 12 games while earning 10 starting assignments...led the ACC in rushing yards per game with an average of 95.1...finished second in the ACC with 112.5 total offensive yards per game...led the team with 951 total yards of offense and rushing touchdowns (seven)...ranked second nationally in average yards per carry (6.89)...season totals included 14 receptions for 98 yards and four kickoff returns for a total of 81 total yards...scored a total of 42 points to rank second on the team behind only kicker Xavier Beitia... longest punt return total of 41 yards against Miami.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in nine of Florida State's 13 games including the Orange Bowl...was the second leading rusher with 387 yards and a 5.2 yards per carry average despite missing four games...dislocated his right elbow in the first quarter of the season opener against North Carolina...missed the next four games (Mary- land, Georgia Tech, Colorado and Duke) and was limited against Miami...prior to being injured against North Carolina, he had one rush for 27 yards, one catch for 11 yards and one kickoff return for 13 yards (all in the first six minutes of the game)...Washington's punt return for a TD against Wake Forest was the first by a Seminole since Peter Warrick's 59-yard return against Virginia Tech in the 2000 Sugar Bowl...rushed for a season-high 121 yards on 17 carries against NC State, the highest total by a Florida State running back during the season ...scored the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime against the Wolfpack on a 12-yard run to clinch the Seminole's 11 th ACC Championship in 12 years as a league member...rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries in Florida State's victory over Virginia and 65 yards on 15 carries in the Seminoles' victory over Florida.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in all 14 games and served as the Seminoles' starting tailback in the final two games of the season (NC State and Florida)...ranked fourth on the team with 273 yards rushing and caught six passes for 30 yards...the Seminoles' leader with 760 total return yards and led the team in punt return average (11.5 yards per return) and kickoff return average (28.3)...ran for a career-high 134 yards on 26 carries and scored his only rushing touchdown of the season in Florida State's 31-14 win over Florida...became the first true freshman to record a 100-yard rushing game since Travis Minor had 142 against Florida in 1997...his 26 carries against the Gators were more than he had through the first 12 games of his career up to that game ...named ACC Specialist of the Week twice for his performances against Clemson and Duke...led the Seminoles in rushing in the Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia with 48 yards on 10 carries... returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score against Clemson...recovered a blocked punt in the endzone for a touchdown vs. Duke...finished the year with 11 tackles on special teams with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

High School: Graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2002...an exceptional all-around athlete who excelled at running back, cornerback and wide receiver...named Mr. Florida in football in 2002 after a senior season during which he was dominant on both sides of the ball...earned Florida Times Union Player of the Year honors...rated the No. 3 prospect overall in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ...Alliance Sports' No. 7 prospect overall in the nation...named to the PrepStar Dream Team...the No. 1 cornerback in the country as rated by Rivals100.com...the No. 7 cornerback in the country according to TheInsiders.com...Rivals100.com's No. 9 player overall...Florida Kids' No. 28 prospect from the state of Florida...named to Bill Buchalter's Florida Super 26...also earned recognition on the Athlon Sports Top 100 High School Seniors, SuperPrep's Top 100 nationally, and Max Emfinger's Top 200...rushed for 2,437 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior...was a threat on kick and punt returns, returning three punts and one kickoff for touch-downs...defensively, had 88 tackles (52 unas- sisted) and three interceptions ...selected Florida State over Florida, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Maryland.

Personal: Born August 29, 1982...majoring in social science.

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