Dec. 8, 2009
A couple of Huskies picked up postseason honors as two publications announced their freshman All-America teams and one also announced its All-Pac-10 team.
Chris Polk, the Huskies' tailback from Redlands, Calif., was named a second-team Freshman All-America by College Football News and a third-team All-Freshman selection by Phil Steele's College Football.
Polk became the first freshman in UW history to rush for 1,000 yards, finishing the season with 1,113 yards, seventh-most ever by a Husky.
Phil Steele also announced its 2009 All-Pac-10 team. Washington senior linebacker Donald Butler made the first team while Polk, receiver Jermaine Kearse and kicker Erik Folk earned second-team honors. Finally, quarterback Jake Locker, defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim and linebacker Mason Foster were listed on the third team.
Finally, Ted Miller, who writes the Pac-10 blog for ESPN.com, announced his All-Pac-10 team and had both Butler and Te'o-Nesheim on the first team.