When the name Dwayne Washington is mentioned, two professional players quickly come to mind, on one hand, is Detroit’s member of the offensive backfield and on the other, is the retired American basketball professional, affectionately known as Pearl.
Although the Washingtons are on different professional careers, one striking fact about the two is that they both launched into their dream sport in their high school years. Basketball player Pearl, however, passed on in 2016, the same year the football player Washington began his professional career.
In this article, our focus is on the NFL professional player who was drafted by the Lions in the 2016 NFL seventh-round draft. Here’s all you need to know about Dwayne Washington
Dwayne Washington Biography
Best known by his first name Dwayne, Dwayne Washington was born on April 24, 1994, to his mother Telecia Williams who lived in Lakewood, California, and raised him as a single mom. Like most professional players, Washington started with his high school football team. He attended Richard Gahr High School which is at Cerritos, Califonia, after which he played college football with the Washington Huskies before he eventually made his way to the National Football League (NFL) in 2016.
Taking a look at his college career, Washinton played for Washington University for three years and in the first year, he successfully made 47 rushing attempts for 332 yards, one five-yard touchdown reception, and four touchdowns.
During the 2014 football season, Washington made 9 touchdowns, 15 receptions for 91 yards, and 132 rushing attempts for 697 yards. The following year he missed the last four games of the season Huskies’ bowl game due to a knee injury he incurred but played in the earlier 9 games. Despite playing just 9 games, Dwayne Washington successfully rushed for 282 yards on 47 carries, he caught 25 passes for another 315 yards and brought in 3 touchdowns.
It is always every player’s dream to join a professional team but the journey to join the league isn’t an easy one especially as only a few happen to make the trip. Dwayne was one of those few who made it to the 2016 NFL draft.
Beginning his professional career in 2016, after he made the Detroit Lions’ 234th overall pick in the year’s NFL draft, Washington ended his first season with the Lions with 265 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. The following year, he made a surprising record of 20 carries for 44 yards. Washington and Josh Perkins were the two players from Gahr High School who were on the NFL roaster for 2016. Perkins is a professional American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In sum, Dwayne Washington’s most outstanding statistics include a 0 Receiving touchdown, 12 Receptions, 76 Receiving Yards, 309 Rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, and a 2.8 Rushing average.
With just a few years into his professional career, Washington has done well in earning some good digits for himself. The Detroit Lion’s Running back reportedly earned for himself about $1.07M between the 2016 and 2017 seasons. With such huge earnings, he is ranked 1419th among active professional players entering 2018. Washington reportedly earns over $500,000 thereby ranking the 76th on the list of RBs and 1147th overall in the National Football League.
With a cap hit of $649k for 2018, Washington was ranked 50th on the Lion’s active roster. His $739K cap hit for 2019 makes him the 907th in the NFL’s overall, including all roster and signing bonuses.
Who is Dwayne Washington’s Girlfriend?
The Detroit Lion’s running back isn’t married yet, but he has a girlfriend whose name is Demecca Allen. She is not only Allen Washington’s girl, she is also the mother of his adorable daughter named Nori Reign.
Miss Allen hails from Seatle, she runs a fashion line for children which she named after her lovely daughter. The fashion line is located at Seatle where she is currently based. Beautiful Allen has an Instagram account where she displays beautiful pictures of herself. She also runs a Nori account which she uses to display some beautiful designs of children’s clothes. The account is doing quite well as it has a good number of followers who appreciate her wares.
Dwayne Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Wearing the Detroit Lions shirt number 36, the Californian-born footballer is quite huge, tall, and good-looking. He measures 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m) in height. His bodyweight is 226lb or 103kg.