TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Marshall redshirt freshman wide receiver Tahj Washington can claim he is an All-American.
According to the University of Memphis athletic site, Washington has been selected to the Football Writers’ Association of America Freshman All-America Team. Washongton was the top receiver in the nation when it came to yards with 743. According to Memphis, his season total is second in Memphis history for a freshman, just behind Bobby Ward’s 744 yards in 1973.
Washington finished the year with six touchdowns including a season-long 92-yard touchdown catch against Tulane.
“When the opportunity presented itself, Tahj stepped up and became an important playmaker for us,” said Memphis head coach Ryan Silverfield in a school release. “He’s a hard worker with special talents, and we look forward to watching him continue to grow as a student-athlete in our program. Tahj is also yet another example that if you come to Memphis, you can develop into a player capable of making a name for yourself early in your career.”