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Danny Shelton heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Browns' 12 picks: Round 1/12 - Danny Shelton, NT, 6-3, 339, Washington...The Browns passed on drafting a pass rusher and a wide receiver to get help for their anemic run defense. Shelton was durable in college; he played in 52 straight games at Washington over four seasons. The Browns are looking at him as a three-down player, but his biggest value is as a run defender alongside Phil Taylor and Armonty Bryant. - The Sports Xchange
*Bishop Sankey heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 2/54 - Bishop Sankey, RB, 5-10, 210, Washington...Tennessee traded back 12 spots and still managed to get the running back of their choice in Sankey. Sankey's versatility as a pass catcher, a blocker and a runner made him the preferred choice over Tre Mason, who had no real track record as a pass catcher, or Carlos Hyde, who is a similar type back to Shonn Greene. - The Sports Xchange
*Austin Seferian-Jenkins heading into Jr season: 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Round 2/38 -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, 6-5, 260, Washington...Seferian-Jenkins was the second tight end off the board, and the Bucs had a top-20 grade on him. He had eight touchdowns last season despite playing above his normal weight at 280. Seferian-Jenkins also gives the Bucs a tight end who excels at run blocking as well as receiving. - The Sports Xchange
Desmond Trufant heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Falcons' picks: Round 1/22 - Desmond Trufant, CB, 6-0, 190, Washington...He will become the third Trufant to make it to the NFL. His brothers, Marcus (Seattle) and Isaiah (Jets), already are in the league. The youngest Trufant is a big corner and is plenty fast. He ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds at the combine. He was a captain for the Huskies. He played in 12 games as a freshman in 2009, starting the last nine at cornerback. He started all 13 games as a sophomore and junior. Last season, he had a string of 45 consecutive starts snapped when he missed the Colorado game with a hamstring injury in November. "It's a perfect place for me," Trufant said. "I want to make an impact in the league from Day 1." - The Sports Xchange
Jake Locker heading into rSr season: 2010: Started 12 of 13 at quarterback, missing the Oregon game due to a broken rib, which was initially injured in the Oregon State game (game six) ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... team captain for the second straight season ... won the team's Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Award at the postseason banquet ... just the fourth player in the 103-year history of the award to win it twice ... will end his UW career at or near the top of most of the school's passing and QB rushing charts ... holds the school record for season (986 in 2007) and career (1,939) rushing yards by a quarterback ... 29 career rushing TDs ranked No. 3 all-time (all positions) ... ranked No. 2 all-time in career passing yards with 7,639 yards ... also ranks second in career attempts (1,147), completions (619) and touchdown passes (53) ... was responsible for 496 career points (TDs rushed and passed for), second-most in UW history (only eight points behind Cody Pickett's record) ... as far as total offense goes, ranked No. 2 in career yards (9,578), attempts (1,601) and yards per game (239.5) ... despite illness and injury, posted a solid season in terms of passing stats ... 2,265 yards ranked 14th in UW history...Tied Chris Rowland's 37-year old school record with five touchdown passes in the 35-34 win over Oregon State ...2009: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 by league coaches ... selected as a Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award semifinalist ... finished third in national fan voting for the O'Brien Award ... served as a team captain ... finished the season with 2,800 passing yards, the third-highest single-season total in UW history ... his 3,188 yards of total offense ranked second in UW history and led the Pac-10 Conference ... in terms of passing, his season ranked fourth in total attempts (394), fourth in completions (230), 11th in completion percentage (.584), and fourth in touchdown passes (21) ... through his junior season, ranks No. 6 on the UW career passing yardage list with 5,374 yards, No. 5 in career attempts (815), No. 6 in completions (435), and tied for No. 3 in touchdown passes (36) ... 1,554 rushing yards are already a UW career record for rushing yards by a quarterback…2008: Played in, and started, the season's first four games before breaking his thumb vs. Stanford ... finished his abbreviated season with 512 yards passing on 50-of-93 passing ... rushed for 180 yards on 56 carries, with three rushing touchdowns …2007: Named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... also received Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... set a UW and Pac-10 record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 987 yards ... 987 yards were also good enough to rank second most in a career by a UW quarterback and the most-ever for a freshman ... 3,048 yards of total offense were second-most in UW single-season history ... also established a Pac-10 record for longest pass play with a 98-yard TD completion to Marcel Reece vs. Arizona ... finished fifth in the Pac-10 in rushing with 82.2 yards per game, most by any player who will return in 2008 ... 82.2 yards also ranked No. 51 in the nation and No. 3 among quarterbacks …2006: Won the UW's Pepsi Player of the Week Award for his work on the service team after the Fresno State, Arizona and Washington State games ... made the travel squad for every game, and suited up for all 12, but didn't see any game action ... quarterbacked the UW service team.
Donald Butler heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2007: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention … a regular in the rotation at linebacker … started four games at middle linebacker: vs. Ohio State, vs. USC, at Arizona State and vs. Oregon…2006: Won the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman (defense) award at the team's postseason awards banquet … played in 10 of the Huskies' 12 games in 2006, sitting out the Oregon and Stanford games.
*Marcus Peters heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Chiefs' nine picks: Round 1/18 - Marcus Peters, CB, 6-0, 190, Washington...The questions surrounding Peters and his behavior kept many teams from buying into his future as an NFL cornerback. But the Chiefs saw tremendous natural ability and great instincts for the position and think his problems in 2014 could be traced to immaturity and trouble connecting with a new coaching staff with the Huskies. Peters will compete for a starting job. - The Sports Xchange
*Shaq Thompson heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Panthers' five picks: Round 1/25 - Shaq Thompson, LB, 6-0, 228, Washington...The Panthers hoped to pick either tackle D.J. Humphries or Thompson. When Arizona snagged Humphries at No. 24, Carolina was happy to land one of the most athletic and versatile defenders in the draft. - The Sports Xchange
Chris Polk heading into Sr season: 2010: Missed 2010 spring practices with second shoulder surgery in two years … started all 13 games at tailback … named to the All-Pac-10 second team … won Most Valuable Offensive Player award … finished the regular season ranked No. 17 in the nation and No. 2 in the Pac-10 with 103.17 rushing yards per game … finished the season with 1,415 yards, second-most in UW history … carried the ball 260 times on the year … caught 22 passes for 180 yards … named the offensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl after rushing for 177 yards and one touchdown on a career-high 34 carries; also caught two passes in the win over No. 18 Nebraska … named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week with the second-best single-game rushing performance in Washington history, gaining 284 yards on 29 carries at Washington State. 2009: Started all 12 games … received Freshman All-American notice by finishing the year with 1,113 yards on 226 carries … won the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award … caught 25 passes for 171 yards … returned 12 kickoffs for 237 yards … rushed for 136 yards on 22 carries against Notre Dame … in the 30-0 Apple Cup win over Washington State, ran the fall 25 times for 130 yards and a score. 2008: Played in the first two games of the season, starting at tailback vs. Oregon and Brigham Young before injuries forced him to miss the remainder of the season … qualified for an injury redshirt year due to the injury … carried the ball 14 times for 19 yards at Oregon and six times for 14 yards vs. Brigham Young, when he also had one reception.
Hau'oli Kikaha heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Saints' nine picks: Round 2/44 -- Hau'oli Kikaha, OLB, 6-2, 253, Washington...Certainly fills the need of a pass rusher for the Saints who led the nation with 19 sacks last season after coming back from two ACL surgeries. - The Sports Xchange
Senio Kelemete heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round/151 - Senio Kelemete, G/T, 6-3, 300, Washington...Kelemete played left tackle at Washington but the Cardinals think he's a guard. - The Sports Xchange
Nate Williams heading into Sr season: 2010: Started all 13 Husky games at strong safety ... finished the regular season ranked No. 3 in the Pac-10 with 8.33 tackles per game ... named to the All-Pac-10 second team ... team captain ... season-high 13 tackles, including half a tackle for loss, in the win over UCLA ... 12 tackles, one for loss, in the opener at BYU ... also had 12 tackles in the win over Oregon State ... eight tackles and a sack vs. Nebraska ... eight stops each vs. USC and Arizona State, with a sack vs. the Sun Devils ... seven tackles, one for loss, at Arizona ... eight stops vs. Stanford ... seven tackles, including a sack, plus a forced fumble, at Oregon ... six tackles in the win at Cal ... five tackles in the Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska ... four tackles, including half a sack, in the Apple Cup win at WSU ... honored with the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award at the team's postseason awards banquet...2009: Played in and started 11 of the Huskies' 12 games ... sat out the Arizona game due to injury ... finished the year with 62 tackles ...2008: Saw action in all 12 games during the 2008 season ... started all 12 at one safety spot ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... ranked 17th in the conference with 6.33 tackles per game ... second on the UW with 76 total tackles ... also had five passes defended ...2007: One of seven true freshmen to see action during the 2007 season ... earned the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Award (defense) at the team's postseason awards banquet ... a regular in the UW secondary, spending most of the year as the team's fifth defensive back in nickel situations, and on special teams.
Mason Foster heading into Sr season: 2010: Named first-team All-America by scout.com and rivals.com ... also AP third-team and SI.com honorable mention All-America ... named to the All-Pac-10 first team ... played in and started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... ended the regular season leading the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in tackles (12.58 per game) ... also the conference leader and the national No. 2 in solo tackles (8.08 per game) ... a team captain ... turned in one of the best defensive seasons in recent UW history ... 163 tackles are most by a Pac-10 player since former Husky James Clifford had 168 to lead the Pac-10 in 1989 ... finished up ranked No. 8 in UW history with 378 career tackles, even more remarkable since tackle stats have been greatly curtailed since the 1970s and 80s ... in fact, all nine other players in the top 10 on the UW career tackles list played before 1987 ... had double-digit tackles in 12 of 13 games (and nine in the other) ... named the defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl, finishing that win over Nebraska with 12 total tackles, including three tackles for loss and two sacks ... career-high 18 tackles vs. Stanford, including 12 solos...2009: Started all 12 of the Huskies' games at one linebacker spot ... finished second on the team with 85 total tackles ... seventh in the Pac-10 with 7.08 tackles per game ... also tied for seventh in the conference with three interceptions ... set a school record and led the Pac-10 with six forced fumbles (third-most in the nation) ... named honorable mention All-Pac-10 …2008: Played in all 12 games ... started all 12 at one outside linebacker spot ... led the Pac-10 Conference in tackles per game with 8.75, good for 41st in the nation ... also tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with 1.0 tackles for loss per game ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... led the Huskies with 105 total tackles ... also tops on the team with 12.0 tackles for loss …2007: One of seven true freshmen to see action during the 2007 season ... played in all 13 games ... started four games, three at weakside linebacker and one at middle linebacker ... a regular on special teams and also saw time at linebacker .... five of 25 tackles on the season were for a loss.
Alameda Ta'amu heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 4/109 - Alameda Ta'Amu, NT, 6-2 1/2, 348, Washington...Steelers traded No. 6 pick to move up 10 spots in the fourth round to get what they hope is the successor to Casey Hampton. - The Sports Xchange
Will Mahan heading into rSr season: 2009: Handled all of the Huskies' punting duties during his first season at the UW ... finished the year with a 40.6-yard average on 52 punts ... top game was at Stanford, when he had three punts for a 50.3-yard average, including a long of 61, his longest of the year ... 17 of 52 punts ended up inside the opponents' 20-yard line and 21 punts were fair caught ... had 10 punts of 50 yards or more...JUCO: Earned first-team All-Northern National Conference honors following 2008, his sophomore season with the Renegades ... rated the nation's No. 1 punting prospect for the 2009 season by Chris Sailer Kicking ... punted 35 times for an average of 39.2 yards per punt, with 16 of 35 punts falling within the opponents' 20-yard line ... also frequently handled kickoffs at Bakersfield College.
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2007: Named the team's defensive MVP (voted by his teammates) and the John P. Angel Lineman of the Year (defense) at the season-ending awards banquet … ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with 15.0 tackles for loss and ninth in the league in sacks with 8.5 … ranked No. 34 in the nation in sacks and No. 54 in tackles for loss … stated every game and saw the vast majority of snaps as one of the Huskies' two defensive ends … led the team in both tackles for loss and sacks…2006: Named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman team … earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 … won the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year award at the Huskies' postseason banquet in his first season of game action, started all 12 games at one of the Huskies' defensive end positions … one of only four defensive players to start all 12 …2005: Did not see action as a freshman … won the Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad Player of the Year award at the team's annual postseason banquet … competed in the throwing events for the UW track team in the spring … placed 14th in the shot put, and 16th in the discus, at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships.
Mesphin Forrester heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 58 Sol-93 TT, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF; Ranked 21st in the Pac-10 Conference in tackles with 7.2 per game ... started all 13 games at strong safety ... highlight of his season was a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Huskies' narrow 27-24 loss to No. 1 USC ... also had 10 tackles against the Trojans ... had four double-digit tackles games ... 2006: 12 GP; 2 GS; 14 Sol-30 TT, 2 INT, 4 PBU; Played in all 12 games as a safety and started in two games, vs. Arizona and Oregon ... notched an interception and a 36-yard return in the Huskies' win over Fresno State ... also intercepted a pass the following week vs. UCLA ... 2005: 4 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-1 TT; Played in four games, recording one tackle at Arizona ... also saw action on special teams...2004: Redshirted the season...first name means "Prince" in Ethiopian.
Juan Garcia heading into rSr season: 2008 Preseason: Suffered left Lisfranc sprain in April 2008 practice. Will turn 25 in April 2009. 2007: Earned second-team All-Pac-10 … named the John P. Angel Lineman of the Year on offense at the team's postseason awards banquet … also named a season-long captain at the banquet … due to prior injuries, was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA for the 2008 season … started all 13 games at center, starting every game there for a second consecutive season. 2006: Started all 12 games at center and played every snap. 2005: Missed second-straight year due to injuries suffered in 2004. 2004: Missed the entire season after suffering significant leg and ankle injuries during 2004 spring drills. Redshirted in '03.
Cody Habben heading into rSr season: 2009: For the second straight season, started all 12 of the Huskies' game at right tackle ... for the third straight season, earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...2008: Played in all 12 games ... started all 12 games, as the right tackle in the all but the Apple Cup and at left tackle vs. Washington State ... earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 for the second year in a row...2007: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... earned the Husky Fever 12th Man of the Year Award (offense) at the team's postseason awards banquet ... played in all 13 games, mainly as a left tackle ...2006: Redshirted.
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