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.
The Huskies go back to the shirts-and-ties travel wardrobe that worked for the first road win two weeks ago at Cal. UW has won consecutive road games just one time in the last 10 years.
Kasen Williams makes two huge catches in the fourth quarter, the defense rises up with an interception and sack in the clutch, and UW ends a 3-game losing streak in a thriller.
Eliminating turnovers and curbing mistakes on defense would go a long way to allowing the real Huskies to show up Saturday night against No. 7 Oregon State.
Washington returns to CenturyLink for night game vs. unbeaten OSU.
Washington takes on Oregon State at home
2012: Started eight of 13 games at defensive end ... finished Stanford game with a pair of tackles ... also had two stops vs. USC ... recorded three tackles and recovered a fumble at Arizona ... had four tackles in the win at California ... two tackles, one and a half TFLs and an important, late sack in the win over No. 7 Oregon State ... recovered a fumble in the Washington State game ... one tackle in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.
2011: Played in 11 of 13 games and started the first three games of the year at one defensive end spot ... notched two tackles and also forced a fumble in the win over Hawai'i ... also recorded a tackle at Utah, at Stanford and vs. Baylor.
2010: Played in the first six games of the season, starting each of those at one defense end spot before injury kept him out of the remainder of the season ... season-high four tackles in the opener at BYU ... three tackles, including a nine-yard sack, vs. Nebraska ... two tackles and a forced fumble in the win at USC ... 10-yard sack vs. Oregon State.
2009: One of 10 true freshmen to see action during the 2009 season ... played in nine of the UW's 12 games ... started four games at one defensive end spot ... started vs. USC, Stanford, Notre Dame and UCLA ... three tackles, including one for a loss, at UCLA ... two tackles at Arizona State ... half a tackle for loss vs. USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Lancers to a 10-3 overall record his senior season ... lost to Long Beach Poly in the semi-finals of the Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs after having beaten Servite and Mission Viejo in the first two rounds tallied 11 tackles and three sacks in the semifinal game vs. Mission Viejo ... team finished No. 22 in the final state rankings by calhisports.com ... finished the season with 92 tackles, including 18 sacks ... named the Moore League's co-defensive lineman of the year as a senior ... earned first-team all-state honors from calhisports.com ... also second-team all-Southern California by Golden State Sports ... ranked by rivals.com as the No. 62 overall recruit in California and the No. 31 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation ... named the No. 90 prospect in the state of California by the Contra Costa Times ... ranked the No. 129 prospect in the west by superprep.com ... as a junior, Lancers went 7-4 and made it to the playoffs ... first-team all-league as a sophomore and junior ... lived in American Samoa until the age of nine ... played for coach Thadd MacNeal.