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Former OU football player to participate in Spike TV reality show

By Jake Trotter Modified: May 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm •  Published: May 7, 2009
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Oklahoma wide receiver Manny Johnson was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.

Another former Sooner could be joining the Cowboys, as well.

Moses Washington, an ex-track star at OU and a member of the 2000 national championship football team, will be participating on the Spike TV series “4th and Long,” which will premier May 18 at 9 p.m. The show, which will be hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, will chronicle the training of 12 players and each week a player will be cut. The last one standing will receive a tryout with the Cowboys at training camp.

Washington was chosen from a pool of hundreds who applied. After making the cut of 64, he flew to California to take part on in a simulated combine that tested speed and athleticism. Then, after a drug test and personality interview, Washington was selected for the show, which recently concluded taping.

Washington, who is originally from Miami, Fla., and now resides in Baltimore, was an All-American track star at OU. He also walked-on to the football team as a defensive back in 2000.

“I always wanted to play football, but I was good in track so that’s what I concentrated on in college,” said Washington, who had a stint playing for the United Indoor Football Association’s Evansville (Ind.) BlueCats. “For me, this was a great opportunity to see where I’m at and if I have what it takes to compete in the NFL.”