Player Spotlight: Kelley Washington


All that you need to know about Kelley Washington:

  • Will be 30 by Week 1
  • Full name is James Kelley Washington
  • Played football, basketball and baseball at Sherando High School in Stephens City, VA.
  • Never played receiver in high school, only quarterback and cornerback
  • Played both football and baseball at Tennessee
  • Had one of the most prolific seasons for a UT freshman: 70 rec, 1080 yards, 7 TD
  • Was 22 as a freshman because of a failed attempt at a baseball career. 
  • In 4 seasons as a Marlins prospect: .213 avg, 9 HR, .270 OBP
  • Left for the NFL after his sophomore year (was redshirted)
  • Drafted in 3rd round, #65 overall by the Bengals.  Fell from the first round because of neck surgery
  • Stats with Bengals: 44 games, 72 rec, 893 yards, 9 TD
  • Signed with Patriots in 2007 to a five-year deal
  • Had his contract restructured in February 2008
  • Released from Patriots on Feb. 17, 2009
  • Stats with Pats: 1 rec, 3 yards
  • Signed with Ravens on May 19, 2009
  • Will most likely be on special teams, line up as a receiver in shotgun passing plays

Sorry this took so long to post, I thought that I was just going to come home from New Jersey on Thursday, but ended up having to go to Maine for a wedding, then had to drive to West Virginia in the middle of the night for a charity basketball tournament a friend was running.  So, I’m finally back home, and ready to get something done.