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Player Spotlight: Cliff Washburn

Player Spotlight: Cliff Washburn

Lake Forest - Growing up, DE Cliff Washburn never saw himself as a professional football player. Because of his height and his speed, the young athlete found himself drawn instead to the basketball court where he soon excelled.

As a four-year starter for The Citadel's, the 6'5 285 power forward amassed 632 rebounds and scored 1,024 points. Shortly before his senior year, Washburn decided to give football a try. He proved to be a fast learner earning second-team All-American honors and tying the school record with 12 sacks from the rush end position. Although he continued to star in basketball, Washburn realized that he...

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