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Sunday, August 26, 2012 - Page updated at 07:30 p.m.
Washington two-deep roster
Offensive line Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) LT 72 Micah Hatchie 6-5 293 So. Haleiwa, Hawaii (Waialua) 76 Dexter Charles 6-4 292 Fr. Camano Island (Stanwood) LG 64 Colin Tanigawa 6-3 281 So. Pasadena, Calif. (Loyola) 52 Shane Brostek 6-4 280 Fr. Kamuela, Hawaii (Hawaii Prep) C 73 Drew Schaefer 6-4 294 Sr. Sammamish (Eastlake) 65 Siosifa Tufunga 6-2 307 Fr. Long Beach, Calif. (Jordan) RG 75 Erik Kohler 6-4 299 Jr. Camarillo, Calif. (Oaks Christian) 70 James Atoe 6-6 335 So. The Dalles, Ore. (The Dalles-Wahtonka) RT 59 Ben Riva 6-6 302 So. Seattle (O'Dea) 78 Mike Criste 6-5 295 So. Mission Viejo, Calif.
Huskies hoping Kohler makes it back healthy from a kneecap injury suffered on the first day of fall camp. If so, UW will have three of five returning starters from last year ready for the season opener — Schaefer and Tanigawa (who made a quick recovery from a knee injury last season) are the others. The big question is if Riva and Hatchie can hold up against tough competition.
Receivers Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) WR 2 Kasen Williams 6-2 216 So. Sammamish (Skyline) 19 DiAndre Campbell 6-1 198 So. Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Tech) WR 23 Kendyl Taylor 5-10 200 Fr. Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton) 3 James Johnson 6-1 197 Sr. Valley Center, Calif. TE 88 Austin Seferian-Jenkins 6-6 266 So. Fox Island (Gig Harbor) 84 Michael Hartvigson 6-6 255 So. Bothell
Huskies counting on Williams and Johnson to take over for the graduated Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar. Johnson, though, suffered a dislocated wrist midway through camp and it's unclear when he will return. Otherwise, this is a young position. Jaydon Mickens has been impressive early in camp. Seferian-Jenkins had a marvelous freshman season and looks primed to put up bigger numbers this season. Hartvigson and Evan Hudson are more-than-able backups. Expect UW to use a lot of multi-tight end sets.
Quarterback, running backs Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) QB 17 Keith Price 6-1 202 Jr. Compton, Calif. (St. John Bosco) 6 Derrick Brown 6-2 245 Fr. Winchester, Calif. (Vista Murrieta) RB 24 Jesse Callier 5-10 211 Jr. Downey, Calif. (Warren) 25 Bishop Sankey 5-10 200 So. Spokane (Gonzaga Prep) FB 48 Jonathan Amosa 5-11 233 Sr. Seattle (Rainier Beach) 35 Cole Sager 5-10 218 Sr. Burlington (Burlington-Edison)
In Price, UW has one of the best QBs in the Pac-12, if not the country, after he threw for a UW-record 33 touchdown passes last season. But none of the backups have taken a snap in a college game. Callier and Sankey will likely share the role of replacing the departed Chris Polk, with impressive frosh Erich Wilson II backing up. Amosa, a former walk-on, has held onto the starting fullback job.
Kicker, punter Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) K 46 Travis Coons 6-2 205 Jr. Alta Loma, Calif. (Mt. San Antonio) 46 Korey Durkee 6-4 225 Fr. Gig Harbor P 46 Korey Durkee 6-4 225 Fr. Gig Harbor 46 Travis Coons 6-2 205 Jr. Alta Loma, Calif. (Mt. San Antonio)
Coons, a JC transfer, and Durkee, a true freshman, were signed to take over for Erik Folk and Kiel Rasp. Coons has shown a strong leg in training camp, as has Durkee.
Defensive line Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) DT 93 Andrew Hudson 6-3 249 So. Redlands, Calif. (East Valley) 55 Sione Potoa'e 6-2 271 Jr. Fort Lewis (Lakes) NT 71 Danny Shelton 6-1 317 So. Auburn 97 Lawrence Lagafuaina 6-0 317 So. Aiea, Hawaii DE 11 Talia Crichton 6-3 264 Sr. Lakewood, Calif. 44 Pio Vatuvei 6-2 281 Fr. Patterson, Calif. RE 22 Josh Shirley 6-3 230 So. Fontana, Calif. (Kaiser) 91 Connor Cree 6-4 245 Fr. Sammamish (Skyline)
Huskies hope for a lot of improvement from this group, which is more experienced than a year ago despite the loss of Alameda Ta'amu and Everrette Thompson. Shelton in the middle and Shirley on the edge are the keys.
Linebackers Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) SLB 41 Travis Feeney 6-4 209 Fr. Richmond, Calif. (Pinole Valley) 47 Scott Lawyer 6-2 223 Fr. San Jose, Calif. (Oak Grove) MLB 10 John Timu 6-1 231 So. Long Beach, Calif. (Jordan) 50 Thomas Tutogi 6-0 242 Jr. Chula Vista, Calif. (Southwestern JC) WLB 37 Princeton Fuimaono 6-1 210 Jr. Long Beach, Calif. (Jordan) 30 Evan Zeger 6-2 223 Fr. Henderson, Nev. (Bishop Gorman)
The biggest question mark on the defense, if not the team, hardly improved during a fall camp in which injuries hit hard. Senior Nate Fellner will be starter at SLB spot once he returns, which might not be until two or three weeks into the season. Timu replaces Cort Dennison in the middle.
Secondary Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (last school) CB 6 Desmond Trufant 6-0 186 Sr. Tacoma (Wilson) 21 Marcus Peters 5-11 194 Fr. Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds) SS 1 Sean Parker 5-10 190 Jr. Los Angeles (Narbonne) 7 Shaq Thompson 6-2 215 Fr. Sacramento (Grant) FS 20 Justin Glenn 5-11 214 Sr. Mukilteo (Kamiak) 13 Will Shamburger 6-0 185 Jr. Compton, Calif. (St. John Bosco) CB 32 Tre Watson 5-9 183 Jr. Seattle (Central Washington) 18 Gregory Ducre 5-10 177 Jr. Los Angeles (Crenshaw)
Parker, Glenn and Trufant have significant starting experience. Watson, a walk-on, has been a revelation throughout camp and could be the starter. Expect true frosh sensation Thompson to see a lot of action, as well.
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