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Redskins Select Doughty In 6th Round

The Washington Redskins selected safety Reed Doughty from the University of Northern Colorado with the No. 173 overall pick (sixth round) in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Doughty is a solid coverage safety who is very versatile and should fit in Washington's aggressive defense and special teams.

Doughty, 6-1, 210 lbs., started 46 out of a possible 47 games for the UNC Bears and finished third in school history in total tackles (466), fifth in career interceptions (14) and eighth in career fumble recoveries (six).

In 2005, Doughty led all I-AA players with 159 total tackles (76 solo) while recording 10 or more tackles in 10 of 11 games. He also finished with four interceptions, eight pass deflections and three forced and recovered fumbles.

Among his many accolades, Doughty was the nation's top vote getter for first-team Academic All-American honors. He was also one of 16 finalists for the Draddy Trophy, known as the "Academic Heisman."

He is also extremely smart, becoming the first-ever three-time Academic All-American at Northern Colorado with a perfect 4.0 GPA in sport and exercise science.

In 2004, Doughty recorded 116 tackles (65 solo), six interceptions, 11 pass deflections, two forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Doughty earned Player of the Week honors after notching a season-high 17 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in the Bear's win over North Dakota State.

During his sophomore campaign in 2003, Doughty started all 11 games and led the team for the second straight season with 87 total stops (53 solo). After redshirting the 2001 season, he went on to start 13 of 14 games in 2002 and led the team in tackles with 104 (53 solo) and interceptions (four).

Doughty attended Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colo., and was a consensus first-team all-state selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post.

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