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Running Back
New Orleans, La.
High School
Shaw HS

Updated 7/19/05

Talented and versatile offensive threat for the Tigers … Shifty runner who displays a knack for making defenses miss … Gives the Tigers experience at running back as well as both kick returner and punt returner … Has displayed the ability to perform in big games … Carried the Tigers to a  September win over Georgia in 2003 … Heads into senior season in a battle with three other talented players for carries at the running back spot … Can also lineup as a wideout … Moved to running back midway through the 2002 season after seeing action at wide receiver for the first five games … Gives the Tigers a dimension on offense not seen since the days of Kevin Faulk.

Played in six games for the Tigers with 112 yards rushing and 1 TD on 28 carries … Rushed for 36 yards and a score against Arkansas … Also returned punts and kickoffs … Returned 5 punts for 19 yards, all coming against Mississippi State.

Played in eight games with no starts … Rushed for 338 yards and 6 touchdowns for the Tigers … Started season in a rotation at running back with Joseph Addai … Responded with a career-best 124 yards and a TD in win over Western Illinois … Carried the Tigers to a September win over Georgia with 73 yards and a TD on 18 rushes … Scored at least 1 TD in LSU’s first six games, including two in the road win over Mississippi State … A knee injury (MCL – no surgery needed) against Mississippi State forced Carey to the sidelines for four consecutive games … Returned to action vs. Alabama and had 9 yards on 5 carries … Rushed for 11 yards against both Ole Miss and Arkansas … Did not play against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game or against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl … Averaged 10.8 yards on 18 punt returns in 2003.

Saw action for the first time for LSU in 2002 after sitting out the 2001 season gaining eligibility … Played in nine games with no starts … Rushed for 97 yards and 1 TD … Caught 5 passes for 41 yards … Rushed for 68 yards and 1 TD on 6 carries in debut at running back in win over South Carolina … Scored on a 13-yard run vs. the Gamecocks … Had career-long run of 42 yards against South Carolina … Started year as a wide out for the Tigers, but then shifted to the backfield following the Louisiana-Lafayette game … Made the move to running back after the injury to LaBrandon Toefield.

A member of the team, but did not see any game action for the Tigers in 2001.

First-Team 5A All-State selection as a senior in 1999 … Played quarterback as a senior and threw for 2,218 yards and 22 touchdowns to go with only 1 interception … Rushed for 8.9 yards per carry as a senior and during his career, totaled 4,159 yards rushing and was responsible for 82 touchdowns … Selected as the All-Metro New Orleans MVP … Rated as the No. 1 prospect in Louisiana in 1999 … Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen as well as the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 16 Blue Chip list for the state of Louisiana in 1999 … Originally signed with Tennessee out of high school … Did not play for the Vols and signed with the Tigers in February of 2001 … Coached by Hank Tierney.

Born Jan. 1, 1982, in New Orleans … Parents are Keith Washington and Shirley Carey … Has three siblings, Kema, Brandon and Jeffrey … Majoring in general studies.

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