September 11, 2008

Washington makes the move to football

It's usually not that big of a story when a son follows in the footsteps of his NFL father. However, DeSoto offensive tackle Evan Washington isn't your typical offspring.

For one thing, Washington (the son of former Buffalo Bill Marvin Washington) never set foot on a football field as a participant prior to this season. For another, Washington went from not playing football at all to being the starting right tackle for the Golden Eagles who are perennial playoff participants and produce multiple Division I prospects on an annual basis.

It hasn't been an easy transition for the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Washington, but it's one that he's enjoying and it's one that may eventually allow him to make a living in the pros just like his father.

In fact, it all started this spring when Washington's size - or actually, his lack of it - became an issue between he and his father over the direction that Washington's athletic career should take.

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