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Elijah Molden

CB

Experience: R

Height: 5-10

Age: 22

Weight: 192 lbs

College: Washington

Biography

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2020 All‐America Second Team (Pro Football Focus)

2020 Pro Football Focus Pac‐12 Player of the Year

2020 All‐Pac‐12 First Team

2020 William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist

2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist

2020 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List

2020 Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List

2020 Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List

2020 Preseason All‐America First Team (Walter Camp, Pick Six Previews)

2020 Preseason All‐America Second Team (Athlon Sports)

2020 Preseason All‐America Third Team (Phil Steele)

2019 Academic All‐District 8

2019 All‐Pac‐12 First Team

2019 Pro Football Focus All‐America Second Team

2019 Phil Steele All‐America Honorable Mention

2019 Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl MVP

2019 Pac‐12 Academic Honor Roll

2019 Preseason All‐Pac‐12 Honorable Mention

2018 All‐Pac‐12 Second Team

2018 Academic All‐Pac‐12 First Team

2020: Named a second‐team All‐American by Pro Football Focus, which also named him Pac‐12 Player of the Year ... also earned first‐team All‐Pac‐12 for the second season in a row ... one of 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, an honor that includes an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship ... a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy ... named to the preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Chuck Bednarik Award, and the Jim Thorpe Award ... named preseason All‐America first team by Walter Camp and Pick Six Previews ... also named to the preseason All‐America second team by Athlon Sports and to the third team by Phil Steele ... started all four games ... started the Huskies' season‐opener vs. Oregon State, finishing with seven tackles and a pass break‐up ... three tackles in the win over Arizona ... named the UW coaches' defensive player of the game after Arizona game ... eight tackles, one of them for a loss, and a 24‐yard interception return in the comeback victory over Utah ... named the UW coaches' Defensive Player of the Game after the win over the Utes ... notched eight tackles vs. Stanford ... won the 113th annual Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Award, and also the UW's Defensive MVP, at the team's postseason awards banquet ... announced after the season that he would forgo his remaining eligibility and enter his name in the 2021 NFL Draft.

2019: Named to the CoSIDA Academic All‐District 8 team ... Pro Football Focus All‐America second team ... first‐team All‐Pac‐12 ... also named to Pro Football Focus and Associated Press All‐Pac‐12 first team ... named to Phil Steele's All‐Pac‐12 first team and All‐America honorable mention ... earned a spot on the Pac‐12 Academic Honor Roll ... earned honorable mention on the preseason All‐Pac‐12 team ... started all 13 games ... had three tackles, including one for a loss, in the Huskies' win over Eastern Washington ... three tackles vs. California ... had six tackles in the UW win over Hawai'i ... had four tackles and also four pass break‐ups in the win at BYU ... had six tackles, half of a tackle for loss and his first career interception in the victory over USC ... named the Husky coaches' defensive player of the week after that game ... nine tackles, half of a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble, at Stanford ... one stop in the UW win at Arizona ... seven tackles, one of them for loss, vs. Oregon ... seven tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Utah ... had six tackles and an interception at Oregon State ... career‐high 14 tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception in the Husky win over Washington State ... named the MVP of the Las Vegas Bowl, after totaling nine tackles, a half tackle for loss, a forced fumble and an interception in the win over Boise State ... also named the UW coaches' defensive player of the game for the Vegas Bowl ... winner of the Husky Excellence Award and the 101 Club Academic Award at the team's postseason awards banquet.

2018: Played in all 14 games, with two starts (vs. Stanford, and in the Pac‐12 title game vs. Utah) ... made four tackles in the Husky win over North Dakota ... also had four stops in the win at Utah ... named the UW coaches' special teams player of the week for the ASU game ... one tackle in the win over BYU ... three tackles and a forced fumble against Oregon ... one stop in the UW win over Colorado ... had a pass break‐up at California ... made his first career start against Stanford, when he recorded seven tackles ... named the UW coaches' special teams player of the week for the win over the Cardinal ... had a tackle and a fumble recovery in the UW win over Oregon State ... made four tackles as a starter in the Apple Cup ... started against Utah in the Pac‐12 Championship Game, finishing with two tackles ... made two tackles against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl ... won the Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award at the UW postseason awards banquet.

2017: Played in all 13 games during his true freshman season ... five tackles, including half of a tackle for loss, in Washington's win over Montana ... made three tackles and broke up a pass in the Husky win over Fresno State ... had four stops in the UW win over Cal ... one tackle in the win over UCLA ... two tackles in the 38‐3 win over Oregon ... one stop at Stanford ... notched three tackles in the Apple Cup victory over Washington State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first‐team 6A all‐state at cornerback and second‐team at running back as a senior ... also first‐team All‐Three Rivers League at both positions and first‐team USA Today All‐Oregon at defensive back ... helped lead the Lions to a 14‐0 record, including five wins in the 6A state playoffs in 2016 ... won the 6A state title with a 62‐7 win over Central Catholic in the championship game ... rushed for 702 yards on just 59 carries (11.3‐yard average) and 10 touchdowns in 2016 ... also caught 19 passes for 249 yards and six TDs and notched three interceptions ... as a junior in 2015, helped lead West Linn to a 12‐2 mark and a berth in the 6A state title game, where the Lions fell in a seven‐point loss ... earned first‐team All‐Three Rivers League on both sides of the ball as a junior ... rushed for 1,071 yards and 17 TDs on 106 carries and had 476 receiving yards and six TDs on 28 receptions in 2015 ... in 2014, the Lions went 8‐3 and advanced to the state's 6A quarterfinals ... rushed for 784 yards on 110 carries, with nine rushing TDs as a sophomore ... also had 38 receptions for 542 yards and seven TDs in 2014 ... PrepStar All‐America ... one of seven players named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News‐Tribune ... also named to the News‐Tribune's Western 100 ... ESPN.com listed him at No. 213 overall and as the No. 19 cornerback in the country, and as the No. 2 prospect in Oregon ... ranked the No. 151 overall recruit and No. 17 cornerback in the country by scout.com ... 247sports.com listed him at No. 2 in Oregon, No. 25 in the nation at cornerback and No. 193 overall ... rivals.com's No. 27 cornerback ... second‐oldest of eight children of Alex Molden, a member of the University of Oregon Hall of Fame and an eight‐year NFL cornerback ... older brother Isaiah plays defensive line at Western Oregon ... played for coach Chris Miller.

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