Academic All-District running back Yamar Washington ran for 443 yards and one touchdown as a senior. He opened his final campaign with 108 yards on 20 carries at Central Michigan, and his second-best game came in the finale against Purdue, when he finished with 44 yards on eight carries.
Washington returned to the field in 2004 after undergoing reconstructive surgery to repair the ligament in his left knee. He played in all 11 games and finished with 122 yards on 23 carries.
Washington totaled 30 yards on six carries in the season opener against Central Michigan and scored his lone touchdown of the season on a one-yard run. He had his best game of the season in an upset of then-No. 23 Minnesota with 10 rushes for 46 yards, including a season-long scamper of 17 yards. Washington was very productive with his touches as he closed the year with a 5.3 yard per carry average.
He missed the 2003 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament one day prior to the 2003 spring game.
Washington led the Hoosiers in rushing in his redshirt freshman campaign of 2002 en route to earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors from The Sporting News.
The Houston, Texas, native played 455 snaps of game action in 2002. After not playing in the season opener, Washington fought his way into the lineup and started the third game of the season against Kentucky registering a season-high 73 snaps and a career-best 32 carries.
He started the next three games before Brian Lewis returned from injury. The two split time against Iowa, but an injury at Illinois forced Lewis to miss the remainder of the season and Washington capitalized by starting the team's final four games.
He rushed for 688 yards on 174 carries and scored a team-best nine touchdowns on the season. Washington rushed for over 100 yards in three games including a career-best 163 yards at Kentucky. He became the first Hoosier freshman since 1994 to rush for 100 yards in back-to-back games when he followed up his Kentucky game with 129 yards against Central Michigan.
Washington redshirted his freshman year (2001) due to a broken ankle.
Before coming to Indiana, he prepped at Klein Forest High School. He was named Offensive Player of the Year by the Greater Houston Touchdown Club in 2000. He started his career at St. Pius High School where he rushed for 4,518 yards and 52 touchdowns during his freshman (1997) and sophomore (1998) seasons. Washington transferred to Klein Forest High School for his junior season (1999) and totaled 2,617 yards and 28 touchdowns in his final two seasons. He had 1,712 on 225 carries as a senior (2000) at Klein Forest. He also competed in track and played basketball in high school.
Washington was a 2002 Academic All-Big Ten selection. The son of Yvonne Washington was born February 23, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan.
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