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 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.
Veteran leads otherwise young Husky offensive line.
2012: Saw first game action of the season in the Huskies' win over Portland State ... also saw action at Colorado ... served as a game captain for the Colorado game.
2011: Sat out the 2011 season while recovering from an injury.
2010: Played in all 13 games, largely on special teams, but also saw plenty of time at cornerback ... served as a game captain for the Oregon game ... broke up a pass in the end zone in the Holiday Bowl victory over Nebraska ... season-high three tackles at Arizona ... two stops in the win over Syracuse ... one tackle each vs. Stanford, California and Washington State.
2009: Emerged during the course of the season to earn a starting spot at cornerback over the last six games ... didn't see any action in the opener vs. LSU, but played in the last 11 ... made four tackles off the bench in first career game, the win over Idaho ... in first start, at Arizona State, notched eight tackles, including a sack ... matched his season-high for tackles the following week vs. Oregon, when he had eight, including one for a loss ... made five tackles at UCLA ... three tackles at Oregon State and in the 30-0 win over Washington State ... one stop and three break-ups in the 42-10 win over No. 19 California in the season finale.
2008: Redshirted his true freshman season ... awarded the Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad MVP at the 2008 postseason awards banquet ... named the UW's special teams scout player of the week for the BYU game ... also won the special teams scout of the week award after the Arizona State and Washington State games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led team to an 8-5 overall record and a 4-1 Del Rey League mark as a senior ... teamed with former Husky safety Greg Walker ... advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Northwest Division playoffs, beating Morro Bay 48-45 in double overtime to make it to the semis ... rushed for 212 yards and four touchdowns in that win over Morro Bay ... played running back and cornerback for the Vikings ... named to the CIF Southern Section All-Northwest Division first team as a senior ... ranked the No. 85 recruit in the state of California and the No. 50 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... also a standout sprinter on the track team ... finished third in the state in the 200 meters as a junior with a time of 21.20 ... won the 2007 CIF Southern Section Division I title in the 100 meters with a time of 10.53 ... also won the 200 in that same meet ... played for coach Greg Dixon at St. Bernard.