Adolphus Washington
No. 53     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-11-24) November 24, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2016 2018)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     62
Sacks     4.5
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0

Adolphus Fitzgerald Washington, Jr. (born November 24, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Washington attended Roger Bacon High School in St. Bernard, Ohio as a freshman, before transferring to Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School in Cincinnati, Ohio for his final three years.[1][2] He had 90 tackles and 23.5 sacks as a senior and 107 tackles and 19 sacks as a junior. Washington was a five-star recruit.[3] He committed to Ohio State University to play college football. Washington also played basketball in high school. As a senior, he averaged 23.1 points and 14.3 rebounds per game and was named the Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year for Ohio.[4] Washington was named a Parade Magazine All-American in both football and basketball.[5][6]

College careerEdit

As a freshman in 2012, Washington played in 10 games. He recorded nine tackles and three sacks. As a sophomore in 2013, he played in 12 games with five starts and recorded 36 tackles and two sacks.[7] As a junior in 2014, he started all 14 games, recording 48 tackles and 4.5 sacks. During the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship against Oregon, he had three tackles and a sack. On December 9, 2015, Washington was cited for solicitation.[8] As a result, he was suspended for the Fiesta Bowl.[9]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Sacks Int PD
2012 OSU 11 9 3.5 3.0 0 0
2013 OSU 11 36 4.0 2.0 0 0
2014 OSU 14 48 10.5 4.5 0 3
2015 OSU 11 49 7.0 4.0 1 1
Total 47 142 25.0 13.5 1 4

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 301 lb34½ in9⅞ in 5.17 s 4.79 s 8.06 s 27 in 8 ft 3 in 21 reps

Buffalo BillsEdit

Washington was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft.[10] He played in 15 games with 11 starts his rookie season, recording 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The following year in 2017, he started 10 games out of 15 played, recording 33 tackles and one sack.

After just one game in 2018, the Bills released him on September 10, 2018. Washington finished his time on the Bills with 3.5 sacks and 56 tackles.[11]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On September 18, 2018, Washington was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.[12]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On September 26, 2018, Washington was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals off the Cowboys' practice squad.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on November 23, 2018 after suffering a knee injury in Week 9.[14] On April 23, 2019, the Bengals waived Washington.[15]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On May 23, 2019, Washington was signed by the Miami Dolphins.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

On July 9, 2017, Washington was arrested for a misdemeanor weapons charge in Sharonville, Ohio.[17] On August 28, 2017, he was acquitted of weapons charges.[18]


  1. "OSU's Adolphus Washington of Taft prepares for Bearcats". September 25, 2014.
  2. "Dwayne Stanford II and Adolphus Washington represent Taft well".
  3. "Adolphus Washington".
  4. "Ohio Boys Hoop POY: Adolphus Washington".
  5. McLaughlin, Brian (January 15, 2012). "Meet the 2012 PARADE All-America Football Team!". Parade. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  6. McLaughlin, Brian (May 27, 2012). "Meet the 2012 PARADE All-America Basketball Team!". Parade. Archived from the original on April 16, 2015.
  7. "Adolphus Washington finds home on Ohio State Buckeyes defensive line – Big Ten Blog- ESPN".
  8. Goodbread, Chase. "Adolphus Washington cited for solicitation". NFL. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  9. Goodbread, Chase. "Adolphus Washington suspended for Fiesta Bowl". NFL. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  10. Galliford, Brian (April 29, 2016). "2016 NFL Draft results: Adolphus Washington to Buffalo Bills at No. 80 overall". Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  11. Brown, Chris (September 10, 2018). "Bills sign DE Nate Orchard".
  12. "Cowboys sign Adolphus Washington to practice squad, release Aziz Shittu". September 18, 2018.
  13. "Bengals sign former Ohio State star Adolphus Washington from Cowboys’ practice squad; Ryan Glasgow to IR". September 26, 2018.
  14. "Adolphus Washington becomes the third Bengals player to go on IR this week". November 23, 2018.
  15. "Bengals Waive Adolphus Washington". April 23, 2019.
  16. Smith, Michael David (May 23, 2019). "Adolphus Washington signs with Dolphins". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  17. "Adolphus Washington arrested on weapons charge". July 11, 2017.
  18. "Adolphus Washington acquitted of weapons charge". NFL. Retrieved August 28, 2017.

External linksEdit

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