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October 31, 2006 at 12:39 PM

Kirton called

Johnie Kirton said today he had to leave the game Saturday with a 105 degree temperature after suffering an infection through a hair follicle on his chin.
But he said he’s getting better and should be okay for the Oregon game.
If he plays, he is likely to be used again as a short-yardage running back after he got the first carry of his carry in the first quarter against ASU, picking up a yard on third-and-one.
“I finally got to show Seattle I can run the ball, at least for a play,” he said.
UW coaches expect to continue to use Kirton in such short-yardage situations the rest of the season. He said he spent a small part of each practice last week working with the running backs, the rest with the tight ends, so this appears to be just a situational move.

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