Deontae Cooper is back. He is smiling, gliding and charging on as if his three knee reconstructions in three years never happened. When and if he finally debuts for UW Aug. 31 against Boise State, an entire university and its fan base will do more than smile back.
"I am just really lucky to be out here. I feel really privileged to be back with my team," the 2012 Mackey Award finalist says on his second day back on the field.
Steve Sarkisian looked around his newly renovated home and had two words.
The Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player for the 1990 season, the trigger for three consecutive Pac-10 titles and an inspiration during the run to the 1991 national championship, gets honored tonight as the first Husky Legend in the new stadium.
When UW graduate and long-time Husky supporter Kim Jackson called from Atlanta hoping to surprise her dying father, Coach Sark and his staff delivered. Big time. "It will always make me smile."
Washington's Keith Price and Bishop Sankey both earned a spot on the 50-man watch list for the Walter Camp Award, presented annually to the nation's top college football player.
Washington tailback Bishop Sankey earned a spot on the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list. The Doak Walker is given annually to the nation's top college running back.
Husky senior Keith Price has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
The Huskies' QB has accomplished much since he last played a game. He's become a graduate and a teacher. His legs are stronger. And he's hardened to "the haters."
Husky tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was named to the watch list for the 2013 John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end. In 2012, he was one of three finalists for the award.
Two UW football players - Keith Price and Bishop Sankey - were named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the college football player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.
Danny Shelton, Hau'oli Jamora, John Timu, Deontae Cooper, Shane Brostek, Thomas Tutogi, Taz Stevenson, Tre Watson, Kaitlin Inglesby, Hooch Fagaly, and Kimberlee Souza give till they drop mentoring children and teaching adults in Tahiti. "It has changed my life."