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June 11, 2010 at 3:59 PM

18 UW football players set to graduate tomorrow

The University of Washington holds its spring graduation ceremony tomorrow and the school says there are 18 current and former players who “have earned their degrees.” I phrase it that way as the school says it’s not sure which of these players will actually participate tomorrow. But all are eligible to walk if they wish, and undoubtedly some/most will. Included are two of the most prominent QBs in school history.
Here’s the list:
Tony Chidiac
Gregory Christine
Joshua Gage
D’Andre Goodwin
Cody Habben
Matthew Houston
Brandon Huppert
Darrion Jones
Jake Locker
De’shon Matthews
Daniel Morovick
Cody Pickett
TJ Poe
Morgan Rosborough
EJ Savannah
Daniel Te’o-Nesheim
Tobias Togi
Ryan Tolar

Pickett may be the most intriguing name on the list. He played at UW from 1999-2003 and has played professionally since in the NFL, Europe and Canada, and has recently finished the credits for his degree.
Donald Butler is not on the list of notable recent seniors. Butler, who did not redshirt, said when drafted he was a few credits shy of his degree, spending the time after last season to concentrate on getting ready for the NFL. He said then he intends to eventually get his degree.
UPDATE, 5:30: Probably should have written a bit more on this to head off questions, but I’ll do it now:
— Players have to continue to take classes to be eligible to play in the fall. They can either enroll in graduate school, work on a second major, or what is most common is that they finish up a class or two for their degree. UW lets students walk as long as they are within a certain number of classes of graduating (not sure what that is), the reasoning being they can walk now and graduate in the fall, instead of having to wait until the following June to walk. I would imagine a few of the guys who still have eligibility are probably taking that route. That’s a pretty common occurrence, and is basically what Matt Leinart famously did a few years ago, where he took ballroom dancing as an elective to finish up.
— That answer should answer the other question, but to make clear, graduating now doesn’t mean they don’t return to the team in the fall, just means they have done enough on their academic work to now be considered graduates. So Goodwin, Locker, Christine, etc., will still be on the team in the fall.

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