KHS EX Juwan Washington hits ground running in Aztec Spring Game

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By Kirk Kenney | 7:46 p.m. March 19, 2016
San Diego State University redshirt freshman running back Juwan Washington [Kennedale] showed bursts of speed as the team wrapped up spring practice. {{more:[read more]}}
Washington spent last season on the scout team running against the Aztecs defense in practice, then watching games from the sidelines.

?You?ve got to watch and learn,? said Washington, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound redshirt freshman from Kennedale, Texas. ?So that?s pretty much what I was doing the whole fall, just taking in and learning everything they were doing and seeing what I need to do to get better.?

Juwan Washington KHS Class 2015
Washington appears ready now to apply what he learned. On the third play of SDSU?s Spring Game on Saturday afternoon, Washington took a handoff around the left end and raced 48 yards past the defense for the game?s only touchdown.
?He put me in my place a couple of times, kind of shaking me out with his moves,? said SDSU linebacker Calvin Munson, speaking to what he watched of Washington this spring.
Washington came within a shoestring of another TD in the second quarter. Safety Kameron Kelly tripped him up on a 28-yard run up the middle. Washington finished with 13 carries for a game-high 111 yards.
?He?s got good speed and quickness,? SDSU head coach Rocky Long said. ?We?ve got four good running backs. Juwan being one of them.?
Sophomore Tyler Wormhoudt got the most carries, rushing 22 times for 41 yards. Juniors Marcus Stamps (10-39 yards) and Rashaad Penny (9-28 yards) also carried the ball.
Senior running back D.J. Pumphrey watched from the sidelines, as he did all spring, held out of the action to avoid any chance of injury. Pumphrey did get to field a couple of punts.
?That was to let people know he?s still on the team,? Long quipped.

Juwan Washington team bio …

Racked up big numbers at

Kennedale High School, where he won three varsity letters … Rushed for 5,139

yards and 75 touchdowns with an average of 9.5 yards per carry during his

career, according to MaxPreps … Eclipsed the 300-yard mark five times in 24

games as a prep … Also combined for 836 yards on kickoff returns … Earned

second-team all-state honors after running for 2,695 yards and 39 scores during

his senior season, leading the Wildcats to a 12-1 overall record and an

appearance in the UIL Conference 4A Regionals … Rated as a three-star recruit

by Scout, 247sports and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by Rivals …


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