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| Texas Tech University (2011–2015)|
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DeAndré Washington Wikipedia
DeAndré Washington (born February 22, 1993) is an American football running back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech.
Washington suffered a knee injury as a true freshman in 2011 after rushing for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns. He redshirted in 2012 and came back and rushed for 450 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2013. As a junior in 2014, he rushed for 1,103 yards and 2 touchdowns and finished with 328 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. As a senior, he rushed for 248 yards, including a career-long 80-yard touchdown run, against Kansas State on November 14, 2015. He finished his senior year leading the Big 12 with 1,492 yards and 14 touchdowns along with 385 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns which was good enough for 1st-team All-Big 12 honors. He finished his career 5th on Texas Tech's all-time rushing list behind Byron Hanspard, James Gray, Ricky Williams, and Bam Morris.
Coming out of college, Washington was projected by manu analysts to be a fifth to seventh round draft selection. He was rated the 16th best running back out of the 204 available by NFLDraftScout.com. He was invited to the NFL Combine and was able to complete the entire workout and all the positional drills. He was satisfied enough with his combine performance that he chose to only do positional drills at Texas Tech's Pro Day. Representatives and scouts from all 32 NFL teams showed up at the Pro Day to watch Washington, Jakeem Grant, Le'Raven Clark, and Branden Jackson.
Washington was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round (143rd overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.
On May 10, 2016, the Oakland Raiders signed Washington to a four-year, $2.60 million contract with a signing bonus of $269,195.
He entered training camp competing for the backup running back position with George Atkinson III, Jalen Richard, Roy Helu, and Taiwan Jones. Washington was named the Raider's third running back on their depth chart behind Latavius Murray and Taiwan Jones.
He made his professional regular season debut in the Raiders' season opening victory against the New Orleans Saints. Washington finished his debut with five carries for 14 rushing yards and one reception for 10 receiving yards. On September 25, 2016, Washington carried the ball six times for a season-high 57 rushing yards and had one five yard reception in a 17-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. On October 16, 2016, he earned his first career start during a 10-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and finished the game with a season-high ten carries for 49 rushing yards.