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Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant


Tacoma, Wash.

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Trufant Nabbed By Falcons With 22nd Pick In NFL Draft

Husky corner started 47 games during four-year UW career.


Sankey Named SAOTW

The sophomore had 205 yards rushing in the bowl game Saturday.


Unleashed: The Seniors' Last Game. Then, Real Life

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.


Trufant Wins UW's Flaherty Award And Defensive MVP

Seferian-Jenkins and Glenn also honored as team MVPs at 2012 Celebration of Husky Football.


Trufant And Sark Get A Taste Of Vegas In Advance Trip

The Huskies take on Boise State in the 2012 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22.


The Huskies take on Arizona

Washington traveled down to Arizona to face against the Wildcats


Football vs. Stanford

Associated Press and Red Box Pictures from Washington's 17-13 win over Stanford.


Huskies square off against No. 3 LSU

The Huskies traveled down to Louisiana to face No. 3 LSU


Washington vs. Oregon State (AP - 11/19/11)

Washington vs. Oregon State (AP - 11/19/11) Photo Gallery

Selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft (22nd overall), becoming the 20th Husky to be drafted in the first round.

2012: Named first-team All-Pac-12 ... second-team All-America from ... voted a captain for the 2012 season ... won both the Sports Radio 950 KJR Most Outstanding Defensive Player and the Guy Flaherty Award (the team's oldest and most prestigious honor) at the team's postseason awards banquet ... had a streak of 45 straight starts broken when he sat out the Colorado game due to injury ... had started first 10 games of the 2012 season and every game since early in his freshman year ... started at corner vs. San Diego State ... had six tackles, including two-and-a-half for a loss and a sack, vs. the Aztecs ... made three tackles as starting CB at LSU ... two tackles, one for a loss, in the win over Portland State ... had a terrific game vs. Stanford, when his interception on Stanford's final drive essentially secured the UW win ... made five tackles at Oregon and one at Arizona ... had 10 tackles in the win over No. 7 Oregon State ... after sitting out Colorado game, returned to start at Washington State, where he had four tackles, forced a fumble and broke up three passes ... had two tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Boise State in the bowl game ... played in the Senior Bowl and participated in the NFL Scouting Combine.

2011: Started all 13 games at one cornerback spot ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... ... named Pac-12 Player of the Week after the Eastern Washington game ... in that EWU game, totaled 11 tackles, a forced fumble and also intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal the victory ... four tackles and an interception in the win over Hawai'i ... five tackles and a fumble recovery at Nebraska ... six stops and a forced fumble at Utah ... three tackles, including half a sack, in the win over Colorado ... five tackles each at Stanford and vs. Arizona ... six tackles each vs. Oregon and Oregon State ... five stops at USC ... three tackles vs. Baylor in the Alamo Bowl ... served as a game captain for the Hawai'i game ... won the team's Don James Perseverance Award at the postseason banquet.

2010: Started all 13 of the Huskies' games in 2010 at one cornerback ... six tackles and an interception in the overtime win over Oregon State ... season-best nine tackles vs. Stanford ... seven tackles at Washington State ... three tackles, one for a 14-yard loss, at Oregon ... five stops each at BYU and USC ... half a sack in the Syracuse game.

2009: Came on early in the season to earn a starting spot at one cornerback position and started the final nine games of the season ... played in all 12 ... one of 10 Husky true freshmen to see action in 2009 ... won the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Award at the team's postseason banquet ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... named to The Sporting News freshman All-Pac-10 team ... after seeing significant action in the first three games of the year, picked up first starting assignment at Stanford ... the following week at Notre Dame, had six tackles, including one for a loss, and scored on a 17-yard fumble recovery ... in the win over Arizona, had four tackles, one for loss, and a 32-yard return of an interception on Arizona's final drive of the game, securing the UW victory ... four tackles at ASU and three vs. Oregon ... seven tackles (all solo) and an interception at UCLA ... also had seven tackles (all solo again) the following week at Oregon State ... seven tackles in the 42-10 win over 19th-ranked California.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team all-state by the Seattle Times following his senior season ... also earned a spot on the Seattle Times' preseason all-state team ... named to the All-Narrows League first team as both a running back and cornerback as a senior ... posted 47 tackles and eight interceptions as a junior, when he was an All-Narrows League first-team cornerback ... named a "red chip" prospect by the Seattle Times ... named a "Northwest Nugget" honorable mention by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... chosen by as the No. 56 cornerback prospect in the nation ... tabbed as the nation's No. 70 cornerback recruit by ... listed as the No. 108 prospect in the west by ... a younger brother of former Washington State star and current Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant ... another older brother, Isaiah, played football at Eastern Washington and for the New York Jets ... also a standout long jumper and triple jumper on the Rams' track team ... took second place in the 4A state track meet in the triple jump (46 feet, 5.75 inches) and 11th in the long jump (21 feet, 2.25 inches) as a junior in 2008 ... also played basketball at Wilson, earning second-team all-league as a junior ... played football for coach Don Clegg.

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