Fabian Washington joins the New Orleans Saints entering his seventh NFL season. The former Nebraska standout was originally chosen by the Oakland Raiders with the 23rd pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Washington has appeared in 81 games and started 58 contests and recorded 225 tackles (199 solo), six interceptions, 60 pass defenses, and one forced fumble in his six-year NFL career. In college, Washington started 35 contests in his three year career.
NFL CAREER – Fabian Washington joins the New Orleans Saints entering his seventh NFL season. The former Nebraska standout was originally chosen by the Oakland Raiders with the 23rd pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Washington has appeared in 81 games and started 58 contests and recorded 225 tackles (199 solo), six interceptions, 60 pass defenses, and one forced fumble in his six-year NFL career. In college, Washington started 35 contests in his three year career.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with New Orleans (UFA), 07/31/11; Re-signed by Baltimore to a one-year contract (RFA), 5/20/10; Placed on Injured Reserve by Baltimore, 11/24/09; Acquired by Baltimore Ravens from Oakland in exchange for a 2008 fourth-round pick, 4/28/08; Signed by Oakland to a five-year contract, 7/28/05; Selected by the Oakland Raiders in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.
2010 – Appeared in 14 regular season games with eight starts served as a reserve in two postseason games for Baltimore… Finished season with 31 tackles (27 solo) and eight pass defenses…Made three tackles (two solo) and pass defenses at Cincinnati, Sept. 19…Recorded five solo tackles and four pass defenses against Denver, Oct. 10. 2009 – Started the first ten games for the Ravens before being placed on Injured Reserve (torn ACL), Nov. 24…Recorded 41 tackles (33 solo) and eight pass defenses…Started his 50th-career game and recorded four tackles and a pass defended before tearing ACL in a game against Colts, Nov. 22…Made a career-high tying nine tackles and add a pass defended against the Broncos, Nov. 1. 2008 – Started 12 regular season and three postseason games in his first year with Baltimore…Finished with 34 tackles (30 solo), 19 pass defenses (led team), and one interception for the NFL’s second-ranked defense…Had a career-high 4 pass defenses while making two solo tackles in win against Washington, Dec. 7…Recorded 15 tackles, three pass defenses, one forced fumble and one interception in the playoffs…Started first career postseason game at Miami, 1/4/09, and had five tackles, a pass defended, and an interception. 2007 – Appeared in 15 games, starting three for the Oakland Raiders…Recorded 36 tackles (30 solo), nine passes defended, and one interception…Caught only interception of the season in a win against Denver, Dec. 2, while adding one tackle and 2 pass defenses…Had six tackles, all solo, and a pass defense against the Indianapolis Colts, Dec. 16. 2006- Started 14 contests for the Raiders in his second season…Missed two contests with a hamstring injury…Recorded 40 tackles (39 solo), 11 passes defended and a career-high four interceptions…Made two tackles and two interceptions while defending against three passes in a loss at home to Denver, Nov. 2…Caught first career interception against Pittsburgh, Oct. 29. 2005- Appeared in all 16 games, starting 11, as a rookie…Recorded 43 tackles (40 solo), and five pass defenses…Started and led team with 9 tackles at Kansas City, Nov. 6.
COLLEGE– Played in 37 career games, starting 35 for Nebraska…Recorded 145 tackles (97 solo), seven tackles for a loss, 38 pass defenses, 11 interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries…Left school ranked fourth in Nebraska history in pass defenses and interceptions…All-Big 12 selection in each of his three seasons at Nebraska…Named second-team All-Big 12 by the Austin American-Statesman and third-team honors from the league’s coaches as a junior in 2004…Recorded a career-high 55 tackles (36 solo), three tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a sophomore in 2003…Set a Nebraska record with 13 pass defenses and tied another freshman record with four interceptions…Named freshman second-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News in 2002…Majored in Sociology.
PERSONAL– Born in Bradenton, Florida…Attended Bayshore (Bradenton, Fla.) HS…Named SuperPrep All-American…Four year starter at CB, two year starter at WR, backup QB, and return man…Recorded 60 tackles, 14 passes defended, and 4 interceptions as a senior…Had 12 pass defenses and 3 interceptions as a junior…Received first-team All-State honors as a senior by the Florida High School Coaches Association…Also played basketball and ran track…Finished third in the state as a junior and was named district champ as senior in the 100-meter dash.