Auburn Riverside’s Javon Forward excelled on and off the field. A three-sport athlete – basketball and baseball, too – Forward is an exceptional student. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Riverside’s Javon Forward excelled on and off the field. A three-sport athlete – basketball and baseball, too – Forward is an exceptional student. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Ravens’ Forward commits to Huskies as walkon

Senior running back, safety turns down offers from several schools

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:47pm
  • Sports

Javon Forward, Auburn Riverside High School’s two-way big-play athlete, has decided to walk on at the University of Washington, the senior posted on Twitter Sunday.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Forward, a standout safety and running back, had offers from Dartmouth, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown, Montana State, Air Force and Nevada.

“… I’m excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at … The University of Washington. GO DAWGs!!” Forward tweeted.

Forward ran for 1,267 yards and 18 touchdowns and made 11 catches for 133 yards and a TD, leading Auburn Riverside to an 8-2 record and a district playoff berth last season. On defense, he had five interceptions and made 47 tackles.

In 35 career games, Forward ran for 2,515 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Forward earned first-team All-North Puget Sound League Valley Division honors on both sides of the ball.

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