James Washington is an American football wide receiver. Currently, he abides to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. For the very first time, he played football in college at Oklahoma State and later was drafted by the Steelers in the second round.
James was born on 2nd April 1996 in Stamford, Texas, USA, and attended Stamford High School for basic education. His parents James and Chrysta Washington really provided immense support to him ever since his childhood. He played football as a senior and had 73 receptions with 1,331 yards and 24 touchdowns as a receiver. He made his commitments to Oklahoma State University for playing football in college. Apart from football, he also played tennis, basketball and ran on the track in high school.
James Washington Career
James played 13 games as a true freshman at Oklahoma State in 2014. Later, he played again as a sophomore in 2015 and recorded 53 receptions with 10 touchdowns. He also played as a junior in 2016 and had 71 receptions with 10 touchdowns. James was named offensive in the 2016 Alamo Bowl after which he recorded nine receptions with a single touchdown and 171 yards. He later returned to Oklahoma State to play as a senior rather than playing for NFL Draft 2017. Also, in 2017 he won the title Biletnikoff Award for being the nation’s best wide receiver.
On 11 December 2017, it was announced that James had accepted the invitation of playing Senior Bowl 2018. He impresses the scouts during practice for the preparation of the Senior Bowl. Later in January 2018, he played in Reese’s Senior Bowl 2018 but soon finished without grabbing the ball. He was the head coach of Bill O’Brien’s south team that beat the north 45-16. Afterward, he took participated in NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He completed the game with all the necessary combines and positional drills. He finished that game with 14th rank among all the wide receivers.
In March 2018, James took the charge of Oklahoma State’s pro day and brought out a 10-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard dash, 40-yard dash, etc. then he took the pre-draft visit with Dallas Cowboys. After the pre-draft process, Washington was extrapolated with a third-round pick by the experts of the NFL and scouts. He earned the rank number seven among the best wide receivers who all were prospected in the draft by Scouts Inc. and was also ranked at number Nine among the best receivers by DraftScout.com.
In the Steeler’s week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chief, he recorded his professional reception as a 14-yard touchdown. Washington completed his rookie season with 16 receptions and one touchdown over 217 yards. During the time of the pandemic, James was put on the list of reserve covid-19 by the Steelers in August 2020. He was activated for the game after five days. In Week 1 he stood against New York Giants on “Monday Night Football”. He seized two passes with 34 yards and received the first touchdown of the season with a 26-16 win.
In Week 10, he stood against Los Angeles Rams and Grabbed six passes with 90 yards and the first touchdown of the season by scoring 17-12 wins. In Week 12 he perched against Cincinnati Bengals and gripped three passes with 98 yards and a 79-yard touchdown with 16-10 win. He stood against Cleveland Browns and received 111 yards with four receptions including a 30-yard touchdown with 20-13 win on 13th Week. Inclusive-all, James Washington comprehended his 2019 year with 44 receptions and 735 receiving yards with three receiving touchdowns.
James Washington Biography
|Real Name||James Edward Washington Jr.|
|Birth Date||2 April 1996|
|Age (as of 2021)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Stamford, Texas, United States|
|Profession||Football Wide Receiver|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 180 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 97 kg – in Pounds – 213 lbs|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Father||James Washington Sr.|
|School||Stamford High School|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
|Wife||Julia Elizabeth Washington|
On 6th February 2021, James announced on social media platforms that he had got engaged with high school sweetheart, Julia Elizabeth. According to his Instagram pictures, it seems like he had got married to the love of his life. He also posted his wedding photos with a caption which says “Love and Happiness. I love you Julia Elizabeth Washington”. That time, James was about to enter the final year of the contract that he made for the rookie. To that date (March 2021), Washington received his career receptions of 90 with 1,344 yards and nine touchdowns.
James Washington Net worth
James is a famous football wide receiver. He had received a lot of appreciation for his work in his whole career life along with money prize that he won during football competitions. Whatever he has earned he has made it all from his football career. In May 2018, Washington made a contract with Pittsburg Steelers to a four-year $4.50 million contract which further included the signing bonus of $1.35 million.
- His father worked in the highway department and also as a farmer.
- Due to double workload, his father couldn’t ride his son to training camps in childhood.
- It was his mother and him most of the time, who hit the road in those days.
- He started playing football from 7th grade although, he was more interested in basketball.
- When he entered 10th grade, James took it more seriously and gave more time to football and he had sacrificed a lot in those days.