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Calvin Washington
Calvin Washington

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Texas

High School:
Lancaster

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
12/12/1982

Experience:
3L


2005 Team Captain

•Spring 2003 Team Most Improved Defensive Back

2005 OUTLOOK

One of the veteran defenders on the squad who gives Mizzou a very experienced and accomplished secondary ... Enters the spring season looking to battle for the starting spot at one cornerback spot ... Will be joined on campus in the fall by younger brother Chad, a fellow DB prospect who is part of Mizzou's 2005 recruiting class.

2004 SEASON

Saw action in 10 games on the season, and recorded 13 tackles as a junior, 11 of which were of the unassisted variety ... Notched 1 tackle for loss on the year, coming on a stop for a 4-yard loss against rival Kansas ... Saw most of his action on special teams, as he played on both the punt return and kickoff return teams ... Was part of MU's rotation at cornerback when he was on the field as part of the Tiger defense ... Twice had season-high tackle totals of 4, reaching that figure in the season opener against Arkansas State and again in game #10 versus Kansas ... Also had 2 tackles against Ball State ... Closed out the spring by notching a sack in the Black and Gold Game ... Changed his jersey number to 1 in the off-season after wearing 17 the last three seasons.

2003 SEASON

Had a solid sophomore season, as he accounted for 4 takeaways on the year (2 recovered fumbles, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception) ... Grabbed 1st career interception and returned it 15 yards on the final play of the game in MU's 62-31 win over Texas Tech ... Had 5 tackles in that game and also broke up 2 passes on the day ... Started 8 of MU's first 9 games on the year, including his 1st career start against Illinois, when he totaled 4 tackles and recovered a fumble deep in MU's territory to snuff out an Illini drive in the 2nd quarter ... Ranked 9th on the team with 52 tackles on the year ... Had 9 tackles against both Ball State and Middle Tennessee State, representing a career-best total ... Ranked 3rd on the team with 6 passes broken up, with 2 each coming against Texas Tech and Middle Tennessee State ... Had 4 tackles at #19 Kansas State and forced a fumble on the night ... Was named to the Columbia Daily Tribune's "All-Interview" Team, based on his quoteability.

2002 SEASON

Redshirted to gain a year of maturity ... Showed his talents as a valuable member of the defensive scout team ... Was twice named scout team player of the week, for his efforts in preparation for games against Iowa State and Kansas State.

2001 SEASON

Excellent athlete who got his feet wet on special teams as a true freshman ... Was one of only four true freshmen to play in Gary Pinkel's first year at the helm, joining Marcus King, Thomson Omboga and Tyrone Roberson ... Came to Missouri as a wide receiver, but was quickly switched to defensive back to take advantage of his size and speed ... Made seven special teams tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL

All-region and all-district selection who was listed among the Dallas Morning News' top 100 ... Broke the school record for receiving yards in 2000 with 820 yards on 40 receptions ... Scored five TDs... Helped lead Lancaster High to the Bi-District and Area championships ... Also ran track, where he was a member of the district champion 4x400 relay team ... Ran the 400 and 800 meters, as well as the high jump and pole vault ... A member of Christ Youth Group and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... High school coach - Doug Black.

PERSONAL

Full name - Calvin Lee Washington, Jr. ... Son of Calvin, Sr. and Sheila Washington ... Father is a Dallas fireman ... Mother is a detention officer in the Dallas Sheriff's Department ... Brother, Chad, is a signee in Mizzou's 2005 recruiting class, and will join him in Columbia this fall for one season ... Born Dec. 12, 1982.

WASHINGTON CAREER STATISTICS

		Tackles					Fumbles
	G-GS	UN-AS	Total	TFL	PBU	INT	Force-Rec.
2001	11-0	4-3	7	0-0	0	0-0	0-0
2002	Redshirt
2003	13-8	44-8	52	1-3	6	1-15	1-2
2004	10-0	11-2	13	1-4	0	0-0	0-0
Totals	34-8	59-13	72	2-7	6	1-15	1-2
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