Now's the time for R.J. Washington

A breakout senior season could be similar to last season's defensive end starter

Updated: August 28, 2012, 12:51 AM ET
By Jake Trotter | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- Highly recruited, loaded with potential, yet unable to crack the starting lineup at defensive end until his senior season.

That's where Frank Alexander stood going into in 2011. It's where R.J. Washington stands now.

Despite playing sparingly his first four years, Alexander capped his college career with a monster senior season, earning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors while leading the Sooners in sacks.

Could Washington, in his final season, make a ...

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