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Memphis WR Tahj Washington Named to Freshman All-American Team

January 18, 2021

After a chaotic 2020 season, the Memphis football program had a player named Freshman All-American. Memphis WR Tahj Washington was named to the Football Writers’ of America Association (FWAA) Freshman All-American Team.

This is significant because it was the fourth time in five years that Memphis had a player named Freshman All-American.

Memphis WR Tahj Washington

Washington, a native of Marshall, TX, led all freshman receivers nationally with 743 receiving yards, catching 43 passes and scoring six touchdowns. He averaged 17 yards per catch.

And, the 743 receiving yards were the second-most in school history.

With regards to all-purpose yardage, Washington was just four yards shy of 1000 yards (996). He had three 100+ yard receiving games:

  • 2 catches, 104 yards, 1 TD vs #7 Cincinnati (92 yard TD catch)
  • 7 catches, 131 yards vs UCF in a 50-49 Memphis win
  • 8 catches, 105 yards vs FAU
  • 92-yard catch vs Cincinnati was the longest play from scrimmage for Memphis in 2020.

Washington averaged double-digit yards per catch in nine of the eleven games this past season.

2021 Season

In 2021, Washington will be part of an experienced pass-catching duo with the announcement of Calvin Austin III returning for his senior season. Austin had 63 catches for 1053 yards and 11 TDs.

And, seven of the first nine games will be played at the Liberty Bowl.

2021 Memphis Football Schedule

Date Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Saturday
Sep. 4
Nicholls Football Schedule Nicholls ColonelsLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 11
Arkansas State Football Schedule at Arkansas State Red WolvesCentennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR Time TBA ETTV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 18
Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Schedule Mississippi State BulldogsLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 25
UTSA Football Schedule UTSA RoadrunnersLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA Houston Football Schedule at Houston CougarsTDECU Stadium, Houston, TX Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA East Carolina Football Schedule East Carolina PiratesLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA Navy Football Schedule Navy MidshipmenLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA SMU Football Schedule SMU MustangsLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA Tulane Green Wave Football Schedule Tulane Green WaveLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA Temple Owls Football Schedule at Temple OwlsLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA Tulsa Football Schedule at Tulsa Golden HurricaneH.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK Time TBA ETTV TBA
Date TBA UCF Football Schedule at UCF KnightsBounce House, Orlando, FL Time TBA ETTV TBA

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