While Desmond Trufant can expect to be playing football in the pros beyond his UW finale next week in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, his 10 other senior classmates know this is it. That real life begins Dec. 23. Just 1.7 percent of college football players get drafted.
Huskies and Cougars will square off on the day after Thanksgiving at 12:30 p.m.
Huskies defeat Utah to become bowl eligible for third straight season under Sarkisian.
Huskies and USC go at it Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
Dawgs Face Ducks Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
2012: Returned from injury to play in the Huskies' win over No. 8 Stanford ... made one tackle at Oregon ... three tackles at Arizona ... moved from safety to linebacker during spring ball.
2011: Played in nine of 13 games (missing those four due to injury) and started four at one safety spot ... posted a season-high nine tackles in the season opener vs. Eastern Washington ... seven tackles at Oregon State and five the next week in the win over Washington State ... two tackles and a key, late interception in the victory over Arizona ... made four stops in the Alamo Bowl vs. Baylor.
2010: Started all 13 games at free safety ... as of the end of the regular season, ranked fourth (tied) in the Pac-10 in interceptions with 0.33 per game ... finished with 79 tackles for the season and led the team with five interceptions ... had an interception in the Holiday Bowl victory over Nebraska ... season-high 11 tackles at both USC and California, both wins ... had interceptions vs. Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington State ... nine tackles, one for loss, at BYU ... five tackles and two forced fumbles in the win over Syracuse ... seven tackles and a fumble recovery against Nebraska ... five tackles, half for a loss, vs. Stanford ... nine tackles at Washington State.
2009: After not playing in the first three games of the season, came on to play in the final nine ... one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2009 ... started three games at safety: Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State ... season-high seven tackles vs. Oregon, when he also had a half a tackle for loss ... three tackles in the win over Arizona ... two stops at Notre Dame .. .one tackle and a fumble recovery at UCLA ... also had a tackle and a fumble recovery in the 42-10 win over No. 19 California ... also one tackle each vs. Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Golden Eagles to a 10-3 overall record and the CIF Central Section Division I championship ... beat rivals Clovis East, 24-7, in the championship game ... earlier handled Liberty and Bullard in the playoffs ... led the team in tackles in each of those three playoff games ... finished the year with 105 tackles, three forced fumbles, 12 pass breakups and an interception ... also a running back ... named to the all-Fresno team by the Fresno Bee ... also earned All-Tri-River Athletic Conference first-team honors at safety ... earned third-team all-state by calhisports.com, which ranked his team No. 24 in the state in its final rankings ... listed as the No. 52 safety in the country by scout.com ... tabbed by rivals.com as the No. 90 prospect in California and the No. 54 safety in the nation ... named the No. 71 prospect in the state of California by the Contra Costa Times ... listed as the No. 112 prospect in the west by superprep.com ... lost in the Central Section championship game his junior year ... grandson of former Montana State, Washington State and Fresno State football coach Jim Sweeney ... played under coach Gary Kinne.