Sept. 8, 2008
After each game, Coach Tyrone Willingham and the Husky football coaching staff will name the Huskies' 950 KJR Players of the Game for that week's performance. The winners following the UW's game last Saturday vs. BYU are quarterback Jake Locker, defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, fullback Paul Homer, punter Jared Ballman, defensive end De'Shon Matthews, center Gregory Christine and cornerback Adam Long.
Locker, the Huskies' sophomore quarterback from Ferndale, Wash., completed 17-of-32 passes for 204 yards and led the UW in rushing, gaining 62 on 18 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
Te'o-Nesheim, a junior from Waikoloa, Hawai'i, notched seven tackles in the game.
Homer, a junior from Omaha, Neb., and Ballman, a senior from San Diego, were honored for their play on special teams. Homer, who also had a carry and a reception, notched a tackle on special teams. Ballman had a great day punting, averaging 47.8 yards per punt on five attempts.
Matthews, a sophomore from Sacramento; Christine, a sophomore from Camarillo, Calif.; and Long, a freshman from Los Angeles, were honored for their play on the Huskies' service teams in practice during the week.