Sophomore running back recovering from knee surgery nearing full health
To a large degree, a running back’s top priority is to avoid tacklers.
DeAndre Washington, though, can’t wait to be brought down by one — at least once.
“I’m actually ready to get hit,” Washington said, “so I can get that feeling out of the way, get that jitterbug out of the way.”
The 5-foot-8, 190-pound sophomore out of Sugar Land Marshall hasn’t taken a defender head-on since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last November at Missouri, a game in which wide receiver Alex Torres suffered the same injury.