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25   Gerard Washington
Gerard Washington

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
C.A. Johnson H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
Defensive Back


A big time defensive back ? Has excellent size and good speed ? Will look to win playing time at strong safety ? Should also contribute on special teams.

2001: Redshirted.

Before UMass: Played for coach Victory Floyd at C.A. Johnson High School ? Totaled 86 tackles, four interceptions, 12 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his senior season ? Also rushed for 567 yards and three touchdowns on 75 carries, caught 10 passes for 198 yards and three scores, and returned 10 kickoffs for 183 yards ? Named All-Region, All-Area and All-State ? An honorable mention Prep Star All-American ? Ranked as the 27th-best prospect in South Carolina and the third-best defensive back in the state by Prep Star ? Earned three letters in basketball and was an All-Region selection in track.

Personal: Full name is Gerard Milton Washington ? Son of Willie and Genoise Washington ? Born January 25, 1983, in Columbia, S.C. ? Father is the Athletic Director at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. ? Father played basketball at Tougaloo (Miss.) College and professionally in Europe ? Second cousin of National Football League wide receiver Jerry Rice ? Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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