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Marcus Washington played in each of the first six games of 2023 with three starts before suffering a season-ending injury at Illinois. He finished the season with eight catches for 176 yards.
Washington caught three passes for 31 yards in the second half at Minnesota. Washington started at Colorado and had a 13-yard reception. He also started against Northern Illinois and had two receptions for 37 yards, including a 26-yard grab. Washington started against No. 2 Michigan and had a 56-yard catch, his longest grab as a Husker. In his final game, Washington had a 39-yard reception at Illinois before suffering his injury.
Washington played in all 12 games with 10 starts in 2022, and he was recognized as the Huskers' Receiver of the Year. He caught 31 passes for 471 yards, setting career highs and ranking second on the team in both categories.
Washington caught two passes for 27 yards against Northwestern, and he added two more receptions for 31 yards against North Dakota. Washington had six catches for a career-high 123 yards against Georgia Southern, posting his second career 100-yard receiving effort. Washington caught two passes for 17 yards gainst No. 6 Oklahoma and had two catches for 15 yards against Indiana. He hauled in four passes for 53 yards at Rutgers. Washington made three receptions for 30 yards at Purdue and had an eight-yard catch against No. 17 Illinois.
Washington caught two passes and led Nebraska with 63 receiving yards against Minnesota. He again led Nebraska with 36 receiving yards on two catches at No. 3 Michigan. Washington made two catches for 16 yards against Wisconsin. At Iowa, he caught three passes for 52 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown grab for his first score as a Husker.
Before Nebraska (Trinity Catholic HS/Texas)
Washington joined Nebraska after playing three seasons at Texas. He appeared in 31 games with eight starts as a Longhorn, catching 25 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns.
In his final season at Texas in 2021, Washington set career highs with 18 receptions, 277 receiving yards and two touchdowns while playing in all 12 games with seven starts. He had his first career 100-yard receiving game against Kansas, when he also set a career high with two touchdown catches. At Baylor, Washington recorded a career-high seven receptions.
Washington played in seven games and caught four passes for 56 yards and one touchdown during the 2020 season. As a true freshman in 2019, Washington played in 11 games with one start and finished with three catches for 33 yards.
He arrived at Texas as one of the nation's top recruits. A 2019 Under Armour All-American, Washington was ranked among the nation's top 150 players as a two-way standout for Trinity Catholic High School. As a receiver, Washington caught 132 passes for 2,527 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career. Defensively, he totaled 11 career interceptions - five of which he returned for touchdowns - and added 111 tackles and 13 pass breakups. Washington helped Trinity Catholic to its first state championship in 2018 by hauling in three receptions for 104 yards and three touchdowns in the state championship game.
Marcus was born on Aug. 7, 2000, and he is the son of Anissa and Carl Washington. He is majoring in human development. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Huskers’ Day of Service and Thanksgiving hospital visits.