First Day Of Full Pads Features Hits Aplenty
The first year Steve Sarkisian wanted to add speed. In his second go-round, the goal was strength. Now the third-year coach wants to ensure his Huskies are the most explosive team in the Pac-12.
A summer's worth of time well-spent in the weight room was on display at Husky Stadium on Friday, as the team put on full pads for the first time this camp. As Sark notes, this is the time when the contenders separate themselves from the pack. It was a practice Sark called "as physical as we've been."
Hits Delivered, Message Served
The play that shook up camp this week was Desmond Trufant's jarring hit on a Husky newcomer, one of those "Welcome to D-I football moments." But the junior defensive back was plenty humble about it afterward, telling media he just wanted to "make a play." But the contact drew plenty of "Oooohs" from the crowd on the sideline ... Frosh Danny Shelton was a terror on the defensive line, and he turned heads when he beat an offensive lineman to stun a ball carrier in the backfield.
Stand Up & Take Notice
Nick Holt, the son of the Huskies defensive coordinator, scored a touchdown in 11-on-11 drills after catching a pass from Nick Montana. The younger Holt, a graduate of Seattle Prep, made the move to fullback early in camp and has shown a lot of promise at the position ... Bishop Sankey once again earned plaudits for his fearless style of running between the tackles. He had a nice run at the end of practice on a toss sweep, eluding several would-be tacklers ... Derrick Brown had a couple of nice reps during 11-on-11 drills, throwing a deep completion to Josh Perkins that was called back because of a penalty.
The 'Are You Kidding Me' Moment?
That would go to Kasen Williams, who made a catch in drills that would make Larry Fitzgerald proud. The frosh wide receiver caught a ball one-handed over his shoulders, shocking a crowd of fans in the corner of the end zone.
Members of the Huskies men's basketball staff were out at practice, as were student-athletes from the UW women's basketball team.
Under The Lights
Saturday's practice is the second of two-a-days, and the lone workout of the day open to the public. Practice starts at 7 p.m., at Husky Stadium.
Video Of The Day
Trufant discusses his offseason work in the weight room, which has led to 10 additional pounds on his frame. The junior wants to move past a sophomore season that wasn't up to his standards, but is confident and has been one of the standouts of camp so far.
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