Outlook: A veteran and versatile defensive lineman, Lorenzo Washington has played in 35 games and made 12 starts for the Tide during his three-year career ... boasts 49 career tackles with seven tackles for loss and four sacks ... found a home at defensive end in 2008 after starting 12 games at nose guard in 2007 ... expected to challenge for the starting job at defensive end as a senior in 2009 ... won the Bart Starr Most Improved Player Award following spring practice in 2009.
2008 (JUNIOR): He played in all 14 games for the Crimson Tide, making 13 total tackles, including three solo stops ... played nose guard in the absence of Terrence Cody at Tennessee and vs. Arkansas State, but quickly moved back to defensive end ... made the move to defensive end during fall camp and quickly flourished ... recorded five quarterback hurries, 2.5 tackles for loss (-12) and one sack (-10) ... 11 tackles came while playing 12 games at defensive end. Clemson: Washington made two assisted tackles off the bench at defensive end against the No. 9 Tigers ... also accounted for the Crimson Tide's only quarterback hurry. Tulane: He notched two more tackles against the Green Wave with one solo stop. Western Kentucky: Washington did not make a tackle but did have a quarterback hurry against WKU. Arkansas: He had one assisted tackle against the Razorbacks. Georgia: Washington recorded his first sack of the season against the No. 3 Bulldogs, dropping Matthew Stafford for a loss of 10 yards. Kentucky: He made one assisted tackle behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard in the Tide's 17-14 win over the Wildcats. Mississippi: Washington made one solo and one assisted tackle against the Rebels. Tennessee: He registered one tackle in his first action at nose guard in 2008 ... also notched a quarterback hurry as the Crimson Tide beat the Volunteers 29-9. Arkansas State: Washington backed up at nose guard for the second straight game and logged one assisted tackle, which came behind the line of scrimmage. LSU: He made one assisted tackle as a reserve defensive end ... helped apply consistent pressure to Tigers' quarterback Jarrett Lee, who threw four interceptions. Mississippi State: Washington accounted for one of the Crimson Tide's 12 quarterback hurries against Bulldogs' quarterback Tyson Lee in UA's 32-7 win. Auburn: He logged one assisted tackle in the Tide's 36-0 shutout of the Tigers ... it came behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard and was his second TFL of the year. Florida: Washington came off the bench as a reserve defensive end but did not have any statistics. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He played but did not record any statistics.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Washington was a starter in 12-of-13 games at the nose guard spot ... second among defensive linemen in tackles with 36 on the season ... had 4.5 tackles-for-loss (-29 yards), three sacks (-27 yards) and a pair of quarterback hurries on the season ... had a career-high five tackles against No. 3 LSU ... recorded four tackles, including his first career sack, in the season-opener against Western Carolina ... also had 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the win over the Catamounts ... made three tackles, including a sack, against Houston ... registered four tackles, including an assisted tackle-for-loss, in the win over Arkansas ... had three tackles and a sack for nine yards at Auburn ... made two tackles and was credited with an assist on a tackle-for-loss against Louisiana-Monroe ... recorded two tackles in the win over Colorado in the PetroSun Independence Bowl ... had quarterback hurries against LSU and Mississippi State ... was awarded the 2008 Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman award after spring practice in 2008.
2006 (FRESHMAN): He appeared in seven games, logging 32 snaps ... tallied a season-high 11 plays against Florida International, had five snaps against Mississippi State and four at LSU.
2005 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted his initial season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Washington signed with the Tide in 2004, but played for Hargrave Military Academy that season prior to joining the team ... as a prep senior, was one of the top prospects at Grayson High School ... Class 3A First-Team All-State selection ... No. 14 player in Georgia by SuperPrep Magazine and ranked No. 18 at his position by TheInsiders.com ... third-team member of Fox Sports Net's All-South squad ... finished his senior season with 60 tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles.