HISTORY — from college bio
Caught a pass in all 32 games of his career...Finished with 146 career receptions, ranking 10th all time at Penn State...Posted 1,920 career receiving yards, good for 13th in program history...Recorded 12 receiving touchdowns, ranking 16th in program history.
2022 (soph): Selected Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Tabbed All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media...Named to the Biletnikoff Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch lists before start of season...Tabbed preseason All-Big Ten first team by Pro Football Focus…Appeared in 10 games, making eight starts at wide receiver...Was Penn State's primary punt returner...Owned 46 grabs for 611 yards and two touchdowns...Returned 18 punts for 99 yards, with a long return of 30 yards..,at Purdue (9/1): Tallied two receptions for 30 yards, including a long catch of 20 yards...Added a 4-yard rush...Handled punt return duties and had a long return of 10 yards. Ohio (9/10): Made four receptions for 60 yards...Had a long reception of 34 yards...Had four punt returns for 46 yards...Recorded a career long return of 30 yards. at Auburn (9/17): Made four catches for 58 yards with a long reception of 26 yards. Central Michigan (9/24): Led the team with six receptions for 64 yards, including a long catch of 27 yards in the first quarter...Also added a 20-yard grab in the third quarter...Returned two punts for 19 yards. Northwestern (10/1): Recorded 73 yards on four receptions...Made a 43-yard grab in the third quarter...Had a 12-yard punt return. at Michigan (10/15): Hauled in three passes for 33 yards. Minnesota (10/22): Caught seven passes for 70 yards and a touchdown... His first score of the season came on a 35-yard jump ball from Sean Clifford. Ohio State (10/29): Exploded for a career-high 179 receiving yards on 11 catches...Added a key 58-yard score and catches of 26 and 27 yards...Became the second Nittany Lion in program history (Jahan Dotson) to record two 100-yard receiving games against Ohio State. at Indiana (11/5): Snagged 4 passes for 30 yards...Returned three punts for a total of 25 yards, with a long return of 19 yards. Maryland (11/12): Hauled in one pass for 14 yards...Added a run for four yards.
2021 (fr): Named a third-team All-Big Ten honoree by Pro Football Focus...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors…Named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List before start of season…Tallied 64 receptions on the year, good for sixth in a single season at Penn State...Finished with 820 receiving yards, holding 20th in a single season in school history…Finished sixth in the Big Ten in receptions (64) and ninth in yardage (820)...Appeared in 13 games, making seven starts...Was second on the team in receptions (64), yards (820) and touchdowns (5)...Posted 12 receptions of 20-plus yards…at Wisconsin (9/4): Tallied 47 yards on four catches, including a 24-yard grab in the first quarter. Ball State (9/11): Tallied six catches for 57 yards including a 23-yard catch from Sean Clifford. Auburn (9/18): Recorded eight grabs for 49 yards. Villanova (9/25): Posted a career-high 148 yards on five catches with two touchdowns...Had a career-long 67 yard catch...Had touchdown catches of 52 and 23 yards...Selected Coaching Staff's Offensive Player of the Week. Indiana (10/2): Made two grabs for 30 yards...Tallied a long reception of 21 yards. at Iowa (10/9): Recorded 26 yards on three catches. Illinois (10/23): Had four catches for 17 yards. at Ohio State (10/30): Tied a career-high with nine catches for 108 yards. at Maryland (11/6): Had two catches for 16 yards. Michigan (11/13): Recorded a game-high 92 yards receiving on four catches...Had three 20+ yard grabs including a 44-yarder. Rutgers (11/20): Led the Nittany Lions with six catches and 72 yards...Scored a 17-yard touchdown. at Michigan State (11/27): Had four receptions for 60 yards with a 15-yard touchdown. vs. Arkansas (1/1): Posted game-highs in receptions (7) and yardage (98)...Tallied seven receptions in the Outback Bowl, tied for the third-most by a Penn State player in a bowl game.
2020 (true fr): Earned Freshman All-America second team honors from The Athletic…Started all nine games...One of 14 players to make their first career start...One of 20 players to make their Nittany Lion debut...One of 16 true freshmen to play...Made 36 receptions (2nd on team) for 489 yards (2nd) with six touchdowns (2nd)...Averaged 13.6 yards per reception and 54.3 yards per game...Also added five kick returns for 100 yards...Named the Coaching Staff's Offensive Player of the Week following the Maryland game (11/7)...Finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten in receiving touchdowns (6; T-47th nationally), 10th in yards (489), and tied for 11th in receptions (36)...Led all Big Ten freshmen in receptions, yards and touchdowns...Tied for second among true freshmen receivers nationally in touchdown receptions and sixth in receptions per game (4.0)...Was seventh among Power Five true freshmen receivers in yards per game (54.3)...at Indiana (10/24): Caught two passes for 12 yards...Hauled in a 9-yard touchdown reception in overtime. Ohio State (10/31): Made four receptions for 73 yards...Recorded a 31-yard catch in the fourth quarter...Added a 20-yard reception in the third quarter...Had a 16-yard kick return. Maryland (11/7): Hauled in eight catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns...Caught touchdowns of 23 yards and one yard...Added kick returns of 20 and 21 yards. at Nebraska (11/14): Made five grabs for 70 yards. Iowa (11/21): Recorded two catches for 31 yards...Had one kickoff return for 18 yards. at Michigan (11/28): Tallied a Penn State true freshman record nine receptions...Logged 93 yards receiving...Had two 20-plus yard receptions. at Rutgers (12/5): Hauled in a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Michigan State (12/12): Posted his second multi-touchdown game of the season with 8-yard and 49-yard scores...The 49-yard score was a career-long reception...Recorded a career-high 95 receiving yards...Collected two 20-plus yard receptions. Illinois (12/19): Made a 16-yard reception...Added a 25-yard kick return.
High school: Four-year letterman for head coach Trey Sissom at William B. Travis High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Guided the Tigers to a 10-0 record and the Texas District 20-6A title as a senior...Invited to the Hall of Fame World Bowl...Selected All-Greater Houston first team in 2019...Was a Touchdown Club of Houston recipient as a senior...Earned all-district first team honors in 2018...Was an Associated Press first-team all-state honoree as a junior...Selected academic all-state...Chosen to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...Named Team MVP...Tallied 49 catches, 829 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior...Had 75 catches for 1,486 yards and 21 receptions as a junior...Had 427 receiving yards as a freshman...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals and a three-star recruiting by ESPN...Rated as the No. 260 overall prospect, No. 47 wide receiver and No. 37 recruit in Texas by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 92 wide receiver, No. 100 player in the region and No. 78 prospect in Texas by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 165 overall prospect, No. 30 wide receiver and No. 24 recruit in Texas by Rivals...Lettered in track & field.
Full name is Christopher Parker Washington...Son of Jennifer and Christopher Washington...Has one sister, Ashton...Father, Christopher, played football at Mississippi State and the Air Force Academy...Cousin, Joshua Dobbs, played football at the University of Tennessee and is a member of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars...Cousin, Tyler Tolbert, played baseball at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently with the MLB’s Kansas City Royals organization...Cousin, Stephen Dobbs, played basketball at University of Alabama at Birmingham...Volunteered at Hearts of Kids Social Services and Balogun and James Foundation and has mentored foster kids...Hobbies include fishing and hunting...Majoring in recreation, park and tourism management...Would like to pursue a career in sports medicine.