Patrick Washington
Patrick Washington
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
St. Albans

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
RB

WORTH NOTING: Team captain along with Brad Barnes, Yubrenal Isabelle and Byron Thweatt as a senior in 2000 … outstanding blocker and receiver … didn’t get many chances to carry the ball though … started 15 games in his career at fullback and one at tight end ... very tough player … competed as a graduate student in 2000.

HONORS: 2000—Received the Virginia Student Aid Foundation’s Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2000—One of the team’s unsung heroes … was the only fullback on the roster with any game experience coming into the season … does all the little things to help the team … was voted one of the team’s captains by his teammates as a sign of the respect they have for him … started nine games at fullback and played in all 11 contests … also played, but did not start, in the bowl game vs. Georgia … primarily used for blocking purposes and as an outlet receiver … also plays on the kickoff return and punt cover-age teams … carried the ball just twice (Wake Forest-two yards, Georgia Tech-six yards) … caught five passes, sec-ond among the team’s running backs … hauled in two passes for 22 yards against Richmond … had an eight-yard reception vs. Wake Forest … had a 14-yard catch against Florida State and a four-yarder in the North Carolina game … made two tackles in punt coverage dur-ing the regular season … had a three-yard reception vs. Georgia in the O’ahu Bowl … received his fourth letter.

1999—Played in 10 regular season games … started against North Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Maryland … played, but did not start, against Illinois in the Micronpc.com Bowl … split time at fullback with Anthony Southern in a very unheralded manner … excelled in opening holes for Thomas Jones during his record-setting season … started the season opener against North Carolina, but got nicked and missed the next game … car-ried the ball once during the season, a two-yard gain vs. Duke … caught four passes for 36 yards and one score … had a nine-yard reception vs. North Carolina and a 10- yarder against Wake Forest … had a nine-yard catch vs. Georgia Tech on the drive when Virginia tied the score at 31 … made a key block on perhaps the biggest play of the game for UVa … knocked down a Yellow Jacket linebacker to clear a path for Jones to dash 35 yards to the end zone on a fourth-and-one play early in the third quarter … scored the first touchdown of his career on an eight-yard pass from Dan Ellis against Buffalo ... lettered for the third time.

1998—Played in nine regular season games and the Peach Bowl … started at fullback vs. Maryland in Anthony Southern’s place … a variety of injuries caused him to miss the Clemson and North Carolina games … used pri-marily as a blocking back … also played on the kickoff return team and extra point/field goal teams … had only one rushing attempt for five yards vs. Wake Forest … caught five passes for 37 yards … caught two passes for 19 yards, including a season-best 11-yard reception vs. Maryland … had a four-yard reception in the Georgia Tech game … caught two passes for 14 yards vs. Wake Forest … earned his second letter.

1997—Played in all 11 games, mostly as a reserve full-back and on special teams ... started at tight end against Florida State and at fullback against N.C. State ... used as a blocker ... returned three kickoffs for 33 yards ... ran back two kickoffs for 20 yards against North Carolina and had a career-long return of 13 yards against Georgia Tech ... lettered.

1996—Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... in uniform against Maryland, N.C. State, Clemson and Miami in the Carquest Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and four-year letter-man in football for coach Doug Boswell at St. Albans ... played tight end, fullback and linebacker as a senior ... also played defensive end earlier in his high school career ... team co-captain and Most Valuable Player in 1995 ... was in on 123 tackles, including seven quarterback sacks, caused eight fumbles and intercepted one pass as a sen-ior ... returned the interception 86 yards for a touchdown against Bullis School ... also rushed 52 times for 219 yards and caught two passes for 78 yards ... named Washington Post Player of the Week (Oct. 2, 1995) after recording nine tackles and returning an interception 86 yards for a touch-down ... earned All-Interstate Athletic Conference honors as a tight end and a linebacker in 1995 ... also named Scholastic Coach All-Region and second-team All-Metro by the Washington Post as a senior ... was in on 77 tack-les, including nine quarterback sacks, recovered five fum-bles and forced seven fumbles as a junior ... also carried the ball 33 times for 153 yards, and caught 17 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns ... earned All-Conference honors as a defensive end his junior season ... led the team in tackles as a junior and a senior ... in on 43 tack-les, including two quarterback sacks, and had one inter-ception as a sophomore ... carried the ball 22 times for 117 yards and two TDs ... also competed in track and field.

PERSONAL: Patrick Orlando Washington ... born 3-4-78 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Marcia Washington ... has a younger brother, Marcus ... president of his sophomore class at St. Albans and vice-president of the student body as a senior ... volunteer teacher’s aide at an elementary school ... worked for the Census Bureau during the summer of 2000 … received his undergraduate degree in economics in May of 2000 … competed as a graduate student in 2000.