Washington earns ACC Offensive Receiver of the Week honors

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Virginia wide receiver Malik Washington was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Receiver of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. Washington is the second Cavalier to take home weekly honors from ACC this season.

On Friday night against NC State, Washington established career highs in receptions (10), receiving yards (170) yards and touchdown receptions (2). He had 107 yards after contact and had a long reception of 59 yards in the contest. His last TD catch came with 36 seconds remaining that allowed UVA to tie the game at 21 before falling 24-21. Washington extended his consecutive games with a reception streak to 29.

With 119 receiving yards vs. JMU, 141 at Maryland and 170 against NC State, Washington became the third Cavalier ever to record three-straight 100-yard receiving games in a season. Dontayvion Wicks did it in 2021 and Germane Crowell had three-straight 100-yard games in 1997. Washington did not have a 100-yard effort in his first 41 games of his collegiate career, including all 40 at Northwestern.

Washington is one of 12 receivers in UVA history to record 170 receiving yards or more in a game. He currently leads the ACC in receptions per game (7.0), receiving yards per game (114.75), total receptions (28) and total reception yards (459).

UVA ACC Weekly Awards
Sept. 11 – Anthony Colandrea (Rookie of the Week)
Sept. 25 – Malik Washington (Offensive Receiver of the Week)