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Owen Biddle
Owen Biddle

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Bellevue

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
10/01/1980

Experience:
3V

Washington: Three-year letterwinner who will compete for the free safety position in the Husky secondary ... one of 11 letterwinners returning to the UW secondary ... started his UW career as a walk-on and earned a scholarship in 2001 ... uncle, Greg Brooks, played on Washington's 1978 Rose Bowl team ... has appeared in 33 games during his career. 2002: Saw his playing time increase late in the year ... started at free safety in the final three games, including the Sun Bowl ... picked off a pass and returned it 21 yards on Jason Gesser's first pass in the Washington State game to set up a Husky touchdown ... top game came in Sun Bowl with seven tackles ... finished with three tackles in the Washington State game and four at Oregon ... part of a Husky pass defense that allowed an average of just 210 yards passing over its last five regular-season games, including nine interceptions and just six touchdowns ... named a coaches' defensive player of the game after wins over Oregon State and Washington State. 2001: Started four games at free safety and played as a reserve at both safety positions ... missed Huskies' games against Idaho and Washington State ... despite appearing in just nine games, was fifth on the team in tackles with 42 ... helped Washington rank fourth in the conference in pass defense, allowing just 220 yards per game ... led a Husky pass defense which allowed more than 250 yards passing in just three of 11 games ... led the team in tackles three times, including six tackles in second-career start, at UCLA ... started again in Huskies' win against Arizona State, leading the team with a career-best 11 tackles, including one for a loss ... was named defensive MVP by the coaches following the game ... earned third start of the season against 10th-ranked Stanford, and finished with five tackles to earn coaches' special teams MVP honor ... honor was the third-consecutive coaches' award for Biddle, who was also named special teams MVP in Washington's 31-28 win over Arizona for his efforts on the punt and kick cover teams ... also led the team in tackles with seven against No. 1 Miami ... intercepted the Hurricanes' Ken Dorsey for first-career pick, and added a career-best two pass defenses in the Husky loss. 2000: Played in nine of 11 games, missing just the Miami and Colorado games with a sprained ankle ... made first-career start in Huskies' 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, finishing with one tackle ... made key punt-block and recovery in fourth quarter of Huskies' 36-24 win over California ... performance earned Biddle second special-teams MVP honor of the season ... earned first MVP award in first-career game, vs. Idaho ... recovered a fumble on special teams to set up a UW score in Huskies' 44-20 win ... earned special teams MVP honor again against UCLA, and also in Huskies' 51-3 win over Washington State, becoming the only player to win the award four times in 2000 ... co-winner of KOMO Newstalk 1000's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award at the annual postseason banquet.1999: Did not see any game action.

High School and Personal: Born Oct. 1, 1980 ... was a running back and free safety at Bellevue High School ... earned four varsity letters in football ... as a senior in 1998 he was an all-state pick by the Associated Press ... named to the Seattle Times' all-area team ... the Eastside Journal named him the Eastside Football Player of the Year ... set a KingCo record with 1,576 rushing yards as a senior ... was an all-conference selection as a senior ... was a three-year letterwinner for the Bellevue baseball team ... grandfather, Harland Brooks, graduated from Washington in 1947 and was later a member of the University's "Car Coach" program ... his uncle, Greg, played defensive back for Don James from 1974-78 and was a member of the team that defeated Michigan in the 1978 Rose Bowl ... mother and grandmother also attended UW ... father earned his teaching certificate from Washington ... two older sisters have graduated from UW, including Anna, a four-year letterwinner for the Huskies' women's soccer team ... a management major.

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