Adolphus Washington
Adolphus  Washington


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295



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Ohio State Overview: Adolphus Washington is one formidable defensive lineman who is coming off his best season as a Buckeye and who is being considered among the finest defensive linemen in college football, as evidenced by his preseason All-America honors by The Sporting News, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele ... a true senior who has played in 37 games, Washington is a 19-game starter and a leader along the line ... he has been in on 93 career tackles, including 18.0 tackles-for-loss (83 yards) and 10.5 quarterback sacks ... Washington's honors and accolades include being named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference in 2014 and earning OSU Scholar-Athlete recognition in 2013 ... he is majoring in sport industry.

2014 Season (Junior): Washington started 14 games and played in all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions ... he set season and game career highs in virtually every defensive category, with 48 total tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss (42 yards) and 4.5 quarterback sacks and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference ... he had a career high eight-tackle game vs. Minnesota, a game he also recorded a personal-best six solo tackles ... registered quarterback sacks against Navy, Penn State, Minnesota, Michigan and in the national title game vs. Oregon ... opened the season with a personal-best two TFLs vs. Navy ... was in on 832 plays, including helping out on special teams in 13 of 15 games.

2013 Season (Sophomore): Washington played in 12 games and started five times along the defensive line (vs. Buffalo, San Diego State, Northwestern, Michigan and Clemson) ... he came on the latter part of the season after missing two games -- and not being 100 percent for others -- with a groin issue ... he registered 36 tackles, including 4.0 tackles-for-loss (12 yards) ... he had quarterback sacks vs. Penn State and half-sacks vs. both Purdue and Illinois ... he had six tackles vs. Illinois and again vs. Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game.

2012 Season (Freshman): Washington played in 10 games as a true freshman for the undefeated Buckeyes and ranked third on the team with 3.0 quarterback sacks for losses totaling 27 yards ... his sacks, part of a nine-tackle freshman campaign, came against Miami (in his first collegiate game), vs. Illinois and vs. Michigan ... he managed to play 156 snaps on a veteran defense with a high of 31 plays vs. Central Florida.

More on Adolphus: Washington was a Parade Magazine All-American, U.S. Army All-American and five-star recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com; 247Sports.com) as a high school senior ... he helped lead Taft High School to the 2011 state playoffs, registering 23.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 90 tackles for coach Mike Martin's Senators ... he was named the state's Division III co-defensive player of the year and a first-team Associated Press all-state selection ... the No. 1 player in the state by Scout.com and 247Sports.com and the No. 2 player in the Midwest region by SuperPrep, Washington was regarded as the nation's 25th-best senior by Rivals.com, and he was also considered the No. 3 defensive end prospect by Scout.com, No. 5 by Rivals.com and No. 7 by ESPNU ... his junior stats were similar to his senior numbers (107 tackles and 19 sacks in 2010) when he helped Taft make its first-ever state playoffs appearance ... an outstanding basketball player as well, he lead the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference in scoring and rebounding ... he was named the Division III basketball co-player of the year in 2011 (after leading Taft to the state Final Four) and again in 2012 when he averaged 23.1 points and 14.3 rebounds per game ... played hoops for coach Mike Mitchell, who is now on the Ohio State women's basketball staff ... Washington was also named in 2012 as the Gatorade Ohio player of the year in basketball ... he is the son of Adolphus Washington, Sr. and Rhonda Edwards.