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February 24, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Ex-Huskies playing for Kent Predators, and Locker on NFL.com

A couple of ex-Huskies — Manase Hopoi and Morgan Rosborough — are actually playing football in the area Friday night.

Each are members of the Kent Predators of the Indoor Football League, which plays the Sioux Falls Storm at 7:05 p.m. at the Showare Center (here’s their schedule). Hopoi was a defensive lineman for UW from 2001-05 while Rosborough was on the roster as an offensive lineman from 2005-09.

The roster for the Predators also includes lots of other names that local football fans might know, including a handful of WSU Cougars (notably Mike Bush and Greg Trent) and some former local high school stars.

To clarify, the Indoor Football League is not to be confused with the better-known Arena Football League. Others in the league include some former Pac-10 players, such as former Arizona QB Willie Tuitama with the Nebraska Danger and former WSU QB Gary Rogers with the Wenatchee Venom, though I didn’t notice any other Huskies in a quick glance at rosters.

— Also worth watching tonight is this Jake Locker interview on NFL.com.

Locker says that he feels “very confident” about the Combine and is going to “enjoy the process.”

there’s also some good talk about the two TDs Locker threw in overtime against Oregon State (the first one of which was also the same play that resulted in the winning TD against Washington State, a play also shown in the video).

He also gives a demonstration of some of the things in his passing motion he has been working on with former NFL QB Ken O’Brien in preparation for the Combine. Locker says that “I have no doubt I will get there” in terms of perfecting his motion.

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