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Nate Washington
No. 85     Tennessee Titans
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-28) August 28, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio
High School: Toledo (OH) Scott
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
College: Tiffin
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions     313
Receiving Yards     4,730
Receiving TDs     35
Stats at NFL.com

Nate Washington (born August 28, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Tiffin University after graduating from Toledo's Scott High School.

College careerEdit

Washington played college football at Tiffin University, where he majored in Information Systems. He holds eight individual Tiffin University receiving records, including records for receptions in a game (13), yards in a game (299), receptions in a season (70), yards in a season (1,428), touchdowns in a season (16), career receptions (212), career yards (4,214), and career touchdown receptions (47).

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005, Washington became the first Tiffin University player in the modern era to play in the NFL. His first career reception came in the 2005 AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos.

He was the Steelers' slot receiver throughout the 2006 season, and started two games after injuries to Hines Ward.

A restricted free agent in the 2008 offseason, Washington resigned a one-year, $1.417 million tender offer on April 16, 2008. In Super Bowl XLIII, Washington had one catch for 11 yards on his way to winning his second Super Bowl Ring.

Tennessee TitansEdit

Washington signed a 6-year, $27 million deal with the Tennessee Titans on March 2, 2009, having replaced his original agent shortly before signing the new contract.

In the 2011 season, top receiver Kenny Britt tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the third game against the Denver Broncos, leaving Washington as the #1 receiver. Washington finished the year with career-highs in receptions (74), yards (1,023), and touchdowns (7) as the Titans finished 9-7, missing the playoffs due to a tiebreaker with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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