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June 29, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Seven prospects commit to Huskies — video

The lighting wasn’t great at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery Friday afternoon, but I tried to get as much footage as I could while WR Damore’ea Stringfellow and OL Poasi Moala from Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.), DE Daeshon Hall, who spent two years at Garfield and last season at…

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June 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Huskies receive commitments from seven football players

The Washington Huskies received commitments Friday during their Rising Stars football camp from seven players for the 2013 class. Daeshon Hall, Lavon Coleman, Elijah Qualls, Andrew Basham, Caleb Tucker, Damore’ea Stringfellow and Poasi Moala each committed to the Huskies during a lunch break at the camp. Stringfellow is a highly regarded receiver…

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December 8, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Bowl game pays off for Sarkisian, other UW coaches

Getting to the Holiday Bowl also means a nice Christmas bonus for UW head coach Steve Sarkisian, who will get $150,000 due to the fact that Huskies made a non-BCS bowl game. As is common for all college head coaches these days, Sarkisian has written into his contract varying bonuses for…

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December 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Locker wins Flaherty Award; Polk, Foster, Rasp, Walker named MVPs

The Huskies held their annual team banquet tonight, handing out a number of season awards. Here’s the press release with the list of winners:

Senior quarterback Jake Locker won the Guy Flaherty Award, the Washington football program’s oldest and most prestigious team award, for the second straight season, while Chris Polk, Mason Foster, Kiel Rasp and Greg Walker won MVP honors at the Husky football team’s postseason awards dinner. The dinner, which included coaches, players, family and fans, was held Tuesday evening at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle.
Locker, from Ferndale, Wash., closed out his college career by leading the Huskies to their first bowl game since 2002 as the Huskies will take on Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 30. He completed 179 of 316 passes for 2,209 yards and 17 touchdowns. Locker is only the third player ever to win the Flaherty Award more than once, joining Tom Ward (1911-12) and Jordan Reffett (2006-07). CORRECTION — Don McKeta (59, 60) also won it twice.
Polk, a sophomore from Redlands, Calif., was named the 950 KJR Most Valuable Offensive Player for the second straight season. He rushed for 1,238 yards in 2010, making him just the second Husky ever to rush for 1,000 yards or more in two seasons.
Foster, a senior from Seaside, Calif., won the 950 KJR Most Valuable Defense Player. Foster was named first-team All-Pac-10 earlier Tuesday as he led the Pac-10 and was second in the nation with 151 tackles. He also won the UW’s defensive MVP in 2008.
Rasp, a junior punter from Seattle, and Walker, a sophomore safety from Bellflower, Calif., shared honors for the 950 KJR Most Valuable Special Teams Player award. Rasp is currently on pace for a school record with his 44.0-yard punt average. The walkon from Nathan Hale High took over the punting duties after one game when starter Will Mahan was injured. Walker posted eight tackles on special teams duty this season.
Junior defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu (Kent, Wash.) won the L. Wait Rising Defensive Lineman of the Year Award while senior guard Ryan Tolar (Pasco, Wash.), won the John P. Angel Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Polk also took home the Earle Glant Tough Husky Award while senior safety Nate Williams (Renton, Wash.) was honored with the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award.
The Travis Spring Outstanding Freshmen Award winner was true freshman defensive end Hau’oli Jamora (Laie, Hawai’i.), and the Husky Fever 12th Man Award was presented to freshman tailback Jesse Callier (Downey, Calif.). Senior linebacker Victor Aiyewa (Fresno, Texas) took home the 101 Club Academic Achievement Award while senior cornerback Vonzell McDowell Jr. (Kent, Wash.) won the Academic Achievement Award.
The Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad Player of the Year was split among five true freshman offensive linemen: James Atoe (The Dalles, Ore), Mike Criste (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Micah Hatchie (Haleiwa, Hawai’i), Ben Riva (Seattle) and Colin Tanigawa (Pasadena, Calif.).
Freshman defensive linemen Andrew Hudson (Redlands, Calif.) and Josh Shirley (Fontana, Calif.) were named co-winners of the Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad Player of the Year. The Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad Player of the Year Award was presented to freshman tailback Willis Wilson (Lakewood, Wash.).
Junior offensive tackle Senio Kelemete (Seattle, Wash.), junior linebacker Cort Dennison (Salt Lake City, Utah) and freshman offensive guard Colin Porter (Bothell, Wash.) picked up weightlifting awards while junior receiver Jermaine Kearse (Lakewood, Wash.) won the Apple Cup Big Play of the Game award for the second straight year.
Finally, head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced a new award, the Don James Perseverance Award, which was presented to senior receiver D’Andre Goodwin (Pacoima, Calif.) and junior cornerback Quinton Richardson (Seattle).

Here is the complete list of winners:

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December 7, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Today’s poll — Who is your Husky MVP?

The Huskies will hold their annual team banquet tonight when it will hand out its season awards. So with that in mind, I’d figure I’d throw it out to the readers of the blog to select their own MVP for this season and I think I’ve hit on the five most…

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December 7, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Huskies release Holiday Bowl promo video

The University of Washington athletic department has released a Holiday Bowl promotional video that you can see below. But aside from just hyping the team, it also includes some interesting field-level views of some of the key plays of the season. [do action=”custom_iframe” url=”http://www.youtube.com/v/acsDPao6y1o?fs=1&hl=en_US” width=”600″ height=”400″][/do]

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December 7, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Foster only Husky on All-Pac-10 team; Kearse, Polk, Williams second team

The All-Pac-10 team has just been announced, and it includes Husky linebacker Mason Foster — the only UW player on the first team.
Chris Polk, Jermaine Kearse and Nate Williams all made the second team in a squad that is chosen by the coaches.
Foster becomes the first UW player to make the first team since C.J. Wallace in 2006 and only the second since 2003, before which the Huskies regularly had multiple selections.
Jake Locker, Alameda Ta’amu and Victor Aiyewa all made honorable mention.
Stanford QB Andrew Luck was the Offensive Player of the Year; OSU’s Stephen Paea was the Defensive Player of the Year; and Oregon’s Chip Kelly the Coach of the Year.
Here is the entire team:

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