Dec. 4, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Quarterback Jake Locker was named the Pac-10 Conference's Freshman of the Year while tailback Louis Rankin and center Juan Garcia both earned All-Pac-10 second-team honors, the conference office announced on Monday.
Locker, from Ferndale, Wash., broke the UW and Pac-10 record for rushing yards by a quarterback, finishing the year with 986 yards and 13 touchdowns (also a UW record for a QB). Additionally, he set a new school record for passing yards by a freshman, finishing the season with 2,062 yards.
Rankin, a senior from Stockton, Calif., became the first 1,000-yard rusher at the UW since 1997. He finished the season with 1,294 yards and posted two 200-yard games during the season.
Garcia, a senior from Yakima, Wash., started every game at center for the second straight year.
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