2001 (Sophomore) - Played in 10 games as a reserve defensive back.... Moved from running back to defensive back during the preseason... Posted seven tackles, including four solo stops, on the year... Tallied a season-high four tackles, all unassisted, at Nebraska (11/10)... Posted tackles vs. USC (9/8), Oklahoma (9/29) and Colorado (10/6)... Also saw action on special teams.
2000-01 Wildcat Basketball - Added to roster in mid-January as a practice player... Finished the season with appearances in nine games for K-State... Collegiate debut came at Nebraska (2/14/01)... Scored a bucket at home in win over Texas Tech (2/18/01)... Had pair of assists in victory at Colorado (3/3/01)... Finished with four rebounds, 1-for-3 from floor, one block, one steal... Became first Wildcat football player to play hoops since Kenny McIntyre played in the 1992-93 season.
2000 (Freshman) - Lettered as a freshman after appearing in 11 games for Wildcats... Finished with 106 rushing yards on only 14 carries, averaging 7.6 yards per carry... Lone touchdown of season came on 1-yard run in fourth quarter against Ball State (9/16)... Best rushing performance of year came with 58 yards on five carries against Iowa State (11/4).
1999 - Redshirt season.
WICHITA Southeast HS - First team All-State pick by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle... USA Today honorable mention All-USA pick... All-city pick as a running back and free safety... Honorable mention All-Class 6A defensive back in 1998... All-city honorable mention running back in 1997... Also a three-time All-City pick in basketball at Southeast... First team All-Class 6A selection as a running back in 1998... First team all-state pick in football and second-team pick in basketball (18.6 avg.) following junior year, while earning first team all-state honors in both sports as a senior... SuperPrep All-Midlands and All-America selection... Member of the PrepStar Dream Team and All-Big 12 Region squad... Rated as the top player in Kansas, and No. 5 athlete in the Big 12 region, by the National Recruiting Advisor... Member of the PrepStar Dream Team as one of the top 10-rated athletes in the nation, and one of the top 3 in the Big 12 Region... Rushed for 1,327 yards and 23 touchdowns in 1998... Also a three-year starter as a defensive back... Attempted 17 passes, completing nine for 262 yards and four touchdowns... Top game came when he rushed 36 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns... Also one of the top high school basketball players in the state, leading Southeast to the 1999 Kansas 6A state championship with a 23-2 record and scoring 28 points in the championship game... First team All-State basketball player and was named the Kansas Player of the Year and honorable-mention All-USA by USA Today after averaged 16 points and five rebounds as a senior... Scored 1,373 points in his basketball career... High school coaches were Carl Taylor and Dan Johnson.
Personal - Born March 15, 1980... Parents are Jimmy and Marsha Washington... Full name is Derrius Rashad Washington.
Bowl Performances - Saw action vs. Tennessee in the 2001 Cotton Bowl... Made one special teams' tackle vs. the Volunteers...Played as a reserve defensive back vs. Syracuse in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl... Did not register any statistics vs. the Orangemen.
Career Stats - Rushing
Career highs - Rushes: 5 vs. Iowa State (11/4/00); Yards: 58 vs. Iowa State (11/4/00); TDs: 1 vs Ball State (9/16/00); Long: 38 vs. Iowa State (11/4/00)