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Parker, Price, Schaefer, Timu & Trufant Named UW Captains
Release: 08/24/2012
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Aug. 24, 2012

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SEATTLE - As a part of the annual Raise the Woof! preseason celebration held Friday evening on the UW campus, football coach Steve Sarkisian announced the captains for the upcoming 2012 season.

Safety Sean Parker, quarterback Keith Price, center Drew Schaefer, linebacker John Timu and cornerback Desmond Trufant were named captains, each of them earning the honor for the first time.

Parker, a junior from Los Angeles, started all 13 games at one safety spot as a sophomore in 2011, posting 91 total tackles, second-most on the team. He wrapped up the 2011 season with 15 tackles in the Alamo Bowl.

A fourth-year junior from Compton, Calif., Price set numerous records last year in his first season as the Huskies' starter. He broke long-standing school records for touchdown passes (33), completion percentage (.669) and pass efficiency (161.09) and his 3,063 yards were second-most in UW history. Playing nearly all of the season with various leg injuries, he was honored with both the Earle T. Glant Tough Husky Award and the Guy Flaherty (most inspirational) Award at the UW's postseason banquet.

Schaefer is a fifth-year senior from Sammamish, Wash. He enters his final college season having started 30 consecutive games on the UW's offensive line. He started all 13 at center last season and started 11 at center and two at right tackle as a sophomore in 2010. As a redshirt freshman in 2009, he was the starting left tackle in the last four games of the season.

Timu is a sophomore from Long Beach, Calif. After sitting out nearly two seasons of football due to injury, the former high school quarterback emerged as a starting linebacker for the Huskies as a true freshman last year. He started eight games and finished the year with 52 tackles.

A senior from Tacoma, Trufant has been a stalwart in the Husky secondary since arriving as a freshman in 2009. He has played in all 38 games of his career and has started at corner in 35 straight entering the 2012 season. Last year, he totaled 64 tackles, earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 and picked up the UW's Don James Perseverance Award at the team's postseason banquet.

The Huskies open the 2012 season Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. when San Diego State pays a visit to CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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