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July 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Logan talks about his departure

Alvin Logan ended last spring on something of a high, feeling like he had finally found his position at the University of Washington at linebacker after playing receiver and safety his first two seasons.
But as the junior from Aurora, Colo., progressed through off-season conditioning and still felt pain in his right knee, reality brought him down quickly.
“Just not being able to make it through summer conditioning without pain to my knee was kind of a huge eye opener for me,” he said today.
Logan first injured his knee in the spring of 2009, which required off-season surgery. He later broke his fibula late in the 2009 season. He appeared back to health when he had a solid spring, emerging as a possible starter at strongside linebacker.
But Logan said pain had persisted, and when he couldn’t get completely healthy in the off-season, he said he decided to call it quits. He said he met with coach Steve Sarkisian last week to make it official.
“All of the injuries just weren’t getting any better,” he said, attributing it largely to “wear and tear. .I couldn’t really tell you for sure when it started. It bothered me last year but it was bearable. I was feeling it more this year.”
Logan will stay in school on a and said he hopes to complete a double major in Community Environment and Planning and Economic Geography in 2012 with the hopes of someday being a project planner or developmental manager.
He becomes the 19th scholarship player to leave before his eligibility was up since Sarkisian took over in Dec., 2008 due to either injury, academic or disciplinary reasons.
With the chance to maybe be a starter, Logan said he had been excited about the beginning of the season.
“I had gotten some practices under my belt and felt a little more comfortable in what I was doing and I was looking forward to summer camp and competing for that spot,” he said. “It’s disappointing, but it’s all about adversity and how you deal with it.”

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