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Leon Washington
RB #33
Height:
5-8
Weight:
203
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Experience:
8
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 117 478 4.1 2,246 4.7 19.2 16 61 84 17.6 13 5 4
2014 TEN 7 4 0.6 32 8 4.6 0 16 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 TEN 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 2 1 0.5 1 1 0.5 0 1 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 SEA 16 23 1.4 83 3.6 5.2 1 14 3 13 0 0 0
2011 SEA 16 53 3.3 248 4.7 15.5 1 48T 8 15.1 3 1 0
2010 SEA 16 27 1.7 100 3.7 6.3 1 21 5 18.5 1 0 0
2009 NYJ 7 72 10.3 331 4.6 47.3 0 33 9 12.5 2 0 1
2008 NYJ 16 76 4.8 448 5.9 28 6 61T 14 18.4 3 3 1
2007 NYJ 16 71 4.4 353 5 22.1 3 49 12 16.9 2 1 1
2006 NYJ 16 151 9.4 650 4.3 40.6 4 23 33 21.9 2 0 1
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 117 152 1,152 7.6 9.8 64 2 8 3 51 2
2014 TEN 7 6 25 4.2 3.6 11 0 0 0 2 0
2013 TEN 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 2 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SEA 16 4 31 7.8 1.9 9 0 0 0 1 0
2011 SEA 16 10 48 4.8 3 9 0 0 0 2 0
2010 SEA 16 9 79 8.8 4.9 28 0 1 0 3 0
2009 NYJ 7 15 131 8.7 18.7 33 0 1 0 4 0
2008 NYJ 16 47 355 7.6 22.2 40 2 2 1 17 1
2007 NYJ 16 36 213 5.9 13.3 18 0 0 0 15 0
2006 NYJ 16 25 270 10.8 16.9 64 0 4 2 7 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 117 14 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TEN 7 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 16 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYJ 7 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYJ 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NYJ 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 117 20 8 0 10 0 -5 0 0 1 0 0
2014 TEN 7 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2013 TEN 5 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2013 NE 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 16 2 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 SEA 16 2 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2010 SEA 16 3 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2009 NYJ 7 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2008 NYJ 16 3 2 0 4 -- -5 -- 0 0 0 0
2007 NYJ 16 4 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2006 NYJ 16 3 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 117 1 1 100 0 36 36 0.3 0 -- 0 -- 36 1 0 1 7 118.8
2014 TEN 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 16 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 1 7 --
2009 NYJ 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYJ 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NYJ 16 1 1 100 0.1 36 36 2.3 0 -- 0 -- 36 1 0 0 0 118.8
2006 NYJ 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 117 174 1,746 10 84 0 24 4 80 8
2014 TEN 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 5 6 78 13 33 0 1 0 9 1
2013 NE 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 16 41 356 8.7 52 0 5 1 17 1
2011 SEA 16 41 464 11.3 37 0 7 0 16 2
2010 SEA 16 22 249 11.3 84 0 3 3 8 1
2009 NYJ 7 2 16 8 12 0 0 0 1 0
2008 NYJ 16 29 303 10.4 37 0 4 0 9 1
2007 NYJ 16 20 183 9.2 33 0 3 0 14 1
2006 NYJ 16 13 97 7.5 38 0 1 0 6 1
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 117 273 7,071 25.9 101 8 182 31 0 6
2014 TEN 7 12 256 21.3 50 0 7 1 0 1
2013 TEN 5 16 481 30.1 95 0 14 1 0 0
2013 NE 2 1 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SEA 16 27 784 29 98 1 19 5 0 1
2011 SEA 16 43 1,084 25.2 54 0 33 4 0 0
2010 SEA 16 57 1,461 25.6 101 3 34 7 0 2
2009 NYJ 7 16 385 24.1 43 0 11 2 0 0
2008 NYJ 16 48 1,231 25.6 94 1 28 6 0 0
2007 NYJ 16 47 1,291 27.5 98 3 35 5 0 2
2006 NYJ 16 6 79 13.2 23 0 1 0 0 0

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Biography

Leon Washington was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Sept. 7, 2013 … Originally drafted by N.Y. Jets in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft … Traded by N.Y. Jets to Seattle for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick (4/24/10) … Released by Seattle (3/12) ... Signed by New England as a free agents (3/14/13) ... Rleased by New England (9/1/13).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Leon Washington was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Sept. 7, 2013 … Originally drafted by N.Y. Jets in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft … Traded by N.Y. Jets to Seattle for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick (4/24/10) … Released by Seattle (3/12) ... Signed by New England as a free agents (3/14/13) ... Rleased by New England (9/1/13).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • His eight kickoff returns for touchdowns are tied for the most in NFL history (Josh Cribbs).
  • Became the first player in NFL history to return three kickoffs for touchdowns in two different seasons (2007, 2010).
  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning four kicks for 253 yards and two touchdowns vs. San Diego (9/26/10), including a career-long 101-yard touchdown and a 99-yard touchdown. He became the 10th player in NFL history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. He set a Seahawks franchise record with 253 kickoff return yards and his 63.3 yard average is fourth in NFL history (min. three attempts) in a single game.
  • Set a career-high with 274 all-purpose yards vs. Kansas City (10/26/08), including a 60-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard touchdown reception, his first career game with rushing and receiving touchdowns.
  • Tied for first in the league for most 40-plus yard touchdown runs in 2008 (three) and plays of 40-plus yards (10; six returns, three rushes and one reception).
  • Completed a 36-yard pass to Wallace Wright vs. Kansas City (12/30/07), marking the longest pass by a non-quarterback in N.Y Jets franchise history and became the first player since Antwaan Randle-El in 2003 to throw a pass, catch a pass, rush the ball, return a punt and return a kickoff in the same game.


SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (2/0)
  • Was inactive for the season opener at Buffalo (9/8), vs. Tampa Vay (9/22), at Atlanta (9/29), vs. New Orleans (10/13), at N.Y. Jets (10/20), vs. Miami (10/27) and vs. Pittsburgh (11/3).
  • Saw his first action as a Patriot, with one rush for 1 yard vs. N.Y. Jets (9/12).
  • Returned one kickoff for 19 yards at Cincinnati (10/6) before leaving with an ankle injury and did not return.


2012 (16/0, 2/0 – Seattle)
  • Played in 16 games, finishing with 23 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown, four catches for 31 yards, 41 punt returns for 356 yards (8.7 avg) and 27 kick returns for 784 yards (career-high 29.0 avg) and a touchdown.
  • Played in two postseason games, returning four punts for 43 yards and three kickoffs for 83 yards.
  • Named to the NFC Pro Bowl team.
  • Posted a season-high 52-yard punt return at Arizona (9/9).
  • Returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown at Miami (11/25), tying him for first all-time with eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns (Josh Cribbs).
  • Rushed for a touchdown vs. Arizona (12/9).

2011 (16/1 – Seattle):

  • Played in all 16 games, starting one, amassing 53 rushes for 248 yards and a touchdown, 10 receptions for 48 yards, 41 punt returns for 464 yards (11.3 avg.) and 43 kickoff returns for 1,084 yards (25.2 avg.).
  • Rushed for a season-high 78 yards and a 48-yard touchdown at Arizona (1/1).

2010 (16/0, 2/1 – Seattle):

  • Played in all 16 games, registering 27 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown, nine receptions for 79 yards, 22 punt returns for 249 yards (11.3 avg.) and a career-high 57 kick returns for 1,461 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Played in both postseason games, with one start, recording nine kick returns for 22 yards, one punt return for 12 yards and added one catch for nine yards and one rush for 10 yards.
  • Became the first player in NFL history to return three kickoffs for touchdowns in two different seasons (2007, 2010).
  • Named to the Associated Press All-Pro for the third time in his career.
  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning four kicks for 253 yards and two touchdowns vs. San Diego (9/26), including a career-long 101-yard touchdown and a 99-yard touchdown, becoming the 10th player in NFL history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game, setting a franchise record with 253 kickoff return yards and his 63.3 yard average is fourth in NFL history (min. three attempts).
  • Recorded a career-long 84-yard punt return vs. Carolina (12/5).
  • Scored on a 92-yard kickoff return at San Francisco (12/12).
  • Took his only carry 16 yards for a touchdown at Tampa Bay (12/26).
  • Returned five kickoffs for 143 yards at Chicago (1/16) in a Divisional playoff game, including a 62- yard return.

2009 (7/0, 0/0 – N.Y Jets):

  • Played in seven games before being placed on Injured Reserve with a leg injury.
  • Rushed 72 times for 331 yards, caught 15 passes for 131 yards, returned two punts for 16 yards and returned 16 kickoffs for 385 yards.
  • Posted season-highs in carries (15) and rushing yards (99) vs. Buffalo (10/18).

2008 (16/1 – N.Y Jets):

  • Played in 16 games, starting one and led the NFL with 2,332 all-purpose yards, with 48 kick returns for 1,231 yards and one touchdown, 29 punt returns for 303 yards (10.3 avg.), 76 rushes for 448 yards and six touchdowns and 47 receptions for 355 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Tied for first in the league for most 40-plus yard touchdown runs (three) and plays of 40-plus yards (10; six returns, three rushes and one reception).
  • Named to the NFC Pro Bowl team and the Associated Press All-Pro team.
  • Registered three games with 200-plus all-purpose yards (218, 9/22 at San Diego, 274 10/26 vs. Kansas City and 212, 11/13 at New England).
  • Set a career-high with 274 all-purpose yards vs. Kansas City (10/26), including a 60-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard touchdown reception, his first career game with rushing and receiving touchdowns.
  • Scored twice at New England (11/13), on a seven-yard touchdown reception and a 92-yard kickoff return touchdown and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Tallied two rushing touchdowns at Tennessee (11/23), including a career-long 61-yard touchdown run, his third touchdown rush over 40 yards in 2008.

2007 (16/4 – N.Y Jets):

  • Played in 16 games with four starts, returning 20 punts for 183 yards (9.2 avg.), 47 kickoffs for 1,921 yards (27.5 avg., third in the NFL) and three touchdowns; also ran for 353 yards and three touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 213 yards.
  • Named to the Associated Press All-Pro team.
  • Scored his first career kickoff return touchdown, running back a kick 98 yards for a score vs. Miami (9/23).
  • Recorded a career-high eight receptions at Buffalo (9/30) for 38 yards and added four rushes for 24 yards and a touchdown.
  • Returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown at N.Y Giants (10/7).
  • Set a Jets single season record for kickoff return touchdowns, returning the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown vs. Washington (11/4).
  • Posted a season-high 68 rushing yards and two touchdowns at Miami (12/2).
  • Completed a 36-yard pass to Wallace Wright vs. Kansas City (12/30), marking the longest pass by a non-quarterback in franchise history and became the first player since Antwaan Randle-El in 2003 to throw a pass, catch a pass, rush the ball, return a punt and return a kickoff in the same game.

2006 (16/8, 1/1 – N.Y Jets):

  • Played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting eight and led the team with 650 yards rushing and scored four rushing touchdowns, while catching 25 passes for 270 yards and returning 13 punts for 97 yards and six kickoffs for 79 yards.
  • Started in one postseason game at New England (1/7), rushing for 50 yards on 11 carries and tallying four receptions for 25 yards.
  • Rushed for 101 yards on a career-high 23 carries at Jacksonville (10/8), becoming the first Jets rookie to rush for over 100 yards since 1990.
  • Made his first NFL start vs. Miami (10/15), leading the team with 58 yards on 11 carries.
  • Rushed for a career-high 129 yards and two touchdowns vs. Detroit (10/22).
  • Registered his first career 100-yard receiving game at Miami (12/25), catching four passes for a career-high 108 yards, including a career-long 64-yard reception that set up the game-winning field goal.


COLLEGE
  • Left Florida State 10th on the school's career rushing list, with 2,041 yards and was the only player in the Bobby Bowden era to score a touchdown five different ways (rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, fumble return).
  • Earned All-ACC second-team honors and was named the offensive MVP by the coaching staff.
  • Led the ACC in rushing yards per game (95.1 avg.) and finished second in the ACC with 112.5 total offensive yards per game.
  • Named Gator Bowl MVP in 2004, after rushing for 195 yards on 12 carries.


PERSONAL
  • Named 2002 Mr. Florida after compiling 2,437 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns, three punt return touchdowns, one kickoff return touchdown and 88 tackles and three interceptions on defense.
  • Named Player of the Year by the Florida Times-Union and the number three overall prospect in the state by the Orlando Sentinel.
  • Majored in social sciences.
  • Has three sons, Leon Dewitt Cain-Washington, Noel Simon Washington and Nolen Lee Washington.


HONORS & AWARDS

2012
NFC Pro Bowl
NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Wk. 12)

2010
NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Wk. 3)
Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team

2008
AFC Pro Bowl
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Wk. 11)
Associated Press All-Pro: First Team

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