Updated Bios On Washington's Potential NFL Draft Picks

April 21, 2001

9 Hakim Akbar
Free Safety
6-1, 210
Riverside, CA
Riverside Poly High School

2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors ... named first-team All-America by CNNSI.com ... named honorable mention All-American, and first-team all-conference, by CollegeFootballNews.com ... named to the All-Pac-10 first team by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... one of six players to start all 11 games in each of the last two seasons ... has played in every game of his career ... tied for the team-lead in tackles with 97 ... highest total by a Husky safety since Lawyer Milloy's 115 in 1995 ... 2000 tackle total ranked fifth in the Pac-10 ... part of a terrific Husky secondary that ranked second in the Pac-10 in pass defense with just 207.9 yards allowed per game ... secondary allowed more than one pass TD in a game just three times, and held opponents under 250 yards passing in eight of 11 games ... finished first or second in tackles in nine of 11 games this season ... five tackles for loss tied for sixth on the team ... totaled a career-high and Pac-10 season-best 19 tackles in 33-30 win over Oregon State ... 19 tackles are most by a Husky since John Fiala recorded 22 at Arizona State in 1996 ... led Huskies with nine tackles, eight unassisted, one for loss and a forced fumble in 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue ... recorded two interceptions and recovered two fumbles ... recorded two interceptions and recovered two fumbles ... tallied 14 tackles against Oregon, second-highest on the team in 2000 ... earned coaches' defensive MVP honors for his effort ... also named the Columbia Bank/KOMO Radio player of the game for that game ...also earned coaches' defensive MVP honors for one-interception, six-tackle game vs. Idaho ... switched to strong safety, the position he played in 1999, after the Stanford game ... made 10 tackles in Huskies' 35-32 comeback win over Arizona ... against Cal, made key recovery of Joe Igber's fourth-quarter fumble that led to game-winning touchdown ... led the team with nine tackles and a pass broken up in Huskies' 51-3 Apple Cup win over Washington State to merit coaches' defensive MVP honor ... 31-yard interception return at Arizona State was Huskies season-best ... co-winner of KOMO Newstalk 1000's Most Outstanding Defensive Player award at the postseason banquet. 1999: A second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... moved to strong safety after earning freshman All-America honors in 1998 at free safety ... started all 11 games plus the Holiday Bowl vs. Kansas State ... one of four defensive players to start all 11 regular-season games ... tied for second on the defense with 69 total tackles ... broke up six pass attempts to lead the team ... forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles ... named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Colorado ... had 10 tackles to help limit Colorado's high-powered offense to 289 yards of total offense ... had a team-high 16 tackles against Air Force ... that ranked as the third-highest tackle total in the Pac-10 during the season... recorded his only interception against Arizona ... had seven tackles vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... voted the KOMO-Radio Co-Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet. 1998: Named a first-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Football News ... started the season as the backup at free safety and started the final four games of the year plus the Oahu Bowl ... one of eight true freshman to see playing time during the season ... made UW debut in season-opening win at Arizona State ... recorded only interception vs. BYU ... one of five Husky players to intercept a pass during the season ... his 17-yard interception return was the longest by any UW player during the season ... 15 tackles against UCLA was team-best for the season ... registered third-highest UW tackle total on the season with 59 ... forced one fumble and recovered one fumble ... led Washington with 11 tackles vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl ... played in all 11 regular-season games for the Huskies.

High School and Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1980 ... an All-CIF, All-County and All-League pick as a senior ... accounted for 91 tackles ... finished the season with six interceptions and three fumble recoveries and forced seven fumbles ... received eight votes in Long Beach Press Telegram's 'Best in the West' poll ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Western 100' team ... rated number eight defensive back in Western Region by PrepStar ... coached in high school by Shane Wiley ... majored in construction management.

Year    G-S  Solo Asst.  Tot.  Loss  FC   FR  PD   Int. Sacks1998   11-4    36   23    59   0-0   1   1-3   0   1-17   0-01999   11-11   33   36    69   3-9   2   2-0   6   1-4    0-02000   11-11   54   43    97   5-16  0   2-0   6   2-31   0-0Totals 22-15  123  102   225   8-25  3   5-3  12   4-52   0-0

74 Wes Call
Offensive Tackle
6-7, 310
Petaluma, CA
Petaluma High School
Santa Rose Junior College

2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Started all but one game for the Huskies, and has now appeared in 21 of 22 regular-season games during his two-year career ... moved into the starting lineup after spring drills when starting guard Rock Nelson was ruled out with a back injury ... a major reason Washington ranked 16th in the nation in per-game rushing average at 211.7 yards per game ... Huskies led the Pac-10 in rushing for the second consecutive year ... also helped Washington finish third in the conference in sacks against ... part of a Husky line that helped UW run for 245 yards in the second half of UW's 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, controlling the clock for 23:29 of the half ... co-winner of coaches' offensive MVP award, along with his fellow linemates, after Washington rushed for 349 yards in 35-28 win over UCLA ... the following week, helped the Huskies become the first UW team to rush for over 300 yards in back-to-back games since 1977, with 336 yards rushing in 51-3 win at Washington State ... one of two recipients of KING-TV's Most Improved Offensive Player award. 1999: Made a nice transition from the junior college ranks ... was a backup most of the season behind Kurth Connell at right tackle ... started in the Huskies' victory at Arizona when Connell was slowed by an injury ... played in every game except for the opener at UCLA.

High School and Personal: Born Oct. 17, 1978 in Columbus, Ohio ... father's name is Tom ... has three brothers and one sister ... a SuperPrep Junior College All-American ... a first-team JC Gridwire All-American ... selected a first-team All-American by the California College Football Coaches Association ... named to Region I California Community College All-State team as an offensive lineman ... was a unanimous All-NorCal Conference and All Northern California regional selection as a freshman ... helped team to average 461.4 yards of total offense per game, the fifth-best total among California junior colleges ... team posted a 6-4 record in 1998 ... was a first-team All-Sonoma County selection as a junior and senior at Petaluma High School ... an All-North Coast pick on both the offensive and defensive lines as a junior and senior ... also lettered in basketball as a junior and senior in high school ... earned all-league honors as a senior on hoops squad ... majored in sociology.

47 Pat Conniff
Fullback
6-1, 245
Woodinville, WA
Woodinville High School

2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Started Huskies' first five games at fullback before missing the Arizona State and California games with a torn MCL in his knee ... returned to the starting lineup at Stanford, rushing two times for six yards and catching one pass for 11 yards ... a major cog in Husky running game that ranked first in the Pac-10 and 16th in the nation in rushing average with 211.7 yards per game ... finished season with career-highs in carries (44), yards (161) and touchdowns (5) ... suffered a dislocated shoulder against Arizona, but started anyway in last home game against UCLA, carrying a career-high nine times for 27 yards and two TDs ... first two-TD game of career ... set a career-high the following week at Washington State, carrying for 47 of Washington's 336 yards, including a touchdown, in 51-3 win ... a key part of Husky running game in 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, averaging 5.6 yards on eight carries (45 yards) ... scored decisive touchdown from one yard out in fourth quarter of Huskies' 34-29 win over No. 4 Miami ... also caught two passes against Miami, one for a crucial fourth-quarter first down ... named co-offensive MVP for the Idaho game, in which he capped an 84-yard drive with an eight-yard score ... winner of the Earle T. Glant Tough Husky award. 1999: Second-year starter at fullback ... appeared in all 11 regular-season games and started in six contests ... topped all running backs with 10 receptions ... carried the ball in every game except for Air Force and California contests ... best outing came against Oregon when he rushed for a career-high 37 yards ... scored his only rushing TD of the regular season vs. the Ducks ... recorded first TD catch vs. Oregon State ... had a tremendous game vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... rushed four times for 15 yards including a three-yard TD carry ... caught the Wildcats' defense off guard by catching four passes for 57 yards, including a 23-yard reception. 1998: Strong fullback who missed six games because of a knee injury in the middle of the season ... returned for O'ahu Bowl ... carried the ball 18 times for 60 yards during the year ... scored only touchdown of the season in opener at Arizona State ... had season-high eight carries for 23 yards against Oregon State ... had two receptions for 36 yards ... named the winner of the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award at annual team banquet ... rushed three times for nine yards in O'ahu Bowl. 1997: One of 10 true freshmen to play for Washington ... appeared in a total of seven games ... one of six true freshmen to letter in 1997 ... took over as UW's top fullback by midseason ... appeared in seven games ... accounted for five first downs on his 12 rushes ... rushed for a total of 28 yards ... top outing was 11-yard effort on five carries vs. California.

High School and Personal: Born Oct. 25, 1977 ... parents are Rick and Sally ... has two sisters, Stephanie and Meg ... father and grandfather played football at Army ... named to the All-Eastside and All-KingCo teams ... rushed for 1,266 yards and nine scores as a senior ... helped to lead Woodinville to KingCo championship ... also lettered in track in high school and was member of the 4x400 relay team that won the district championship ... high school coach was Terry Agnew ... majored in sociology.

RushingYear    G-S   TC  Yds. Lost  Net   Avg. TD  LG1997    7-0   12   29    1    28   2.3   0   61998    5-2   18   60    0    60   3.3   1  161999   11-6   31  132    0   132   4.3   1  122000    9-8   44  163    2   161   3.7   5  28Totals 32-16 105  384    3   381   3.6   7  28

ReceivingYear   G-S  Rec. Yds. Avg. TD  LG1997   7-0   2    1   0.5   0   21998   5-2   2   36  18.0   0  271999  11-6  10   85   8.5   1  182000   9-8   5   26   5.2   0  11Total 32-16 19  148   7.8   1  27

Career Highs (Rushing and Receiving)Rushing Attempts: 9 vs. UCLA, 2000, at Washington State, 2000Rushing Yards: 46 at Washington State, 2000Longest Rush: 16 yards vs. Arizona State, 1998Longest TD Run: 16 yards vs. Arizona State, 1998Touchdowns: 2 vs. UCLA, 2000Receptions: 5 at BYU, 1999Receiving Yards: 57 vs. Kansas State, 2000 (Holiday Bowl)Longest Reception: 27 yards vs. BYU, 1998

24 Derrell Daniels
Inside Linebacker
6-1, 220
San Fernando, CA
Cylmar High School

2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Named Huskies' Defensive MVP by his teammates ... named honorable mention All-Pac-10 on defense ... an All-Pac-10 first-team selection by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... started every game at inside linebacker, and has now appeared in all but two of the 44 games of his collegiate career ... tied for the team lead in tackles with 97, the fifth highest total in the Pac-10 ... was either first or second on the team in tackles in 15 of the last 20 games, including the 1999 Holiday Bowl ... recorded double-digit tackles four times ... dubbed the 'Silent Assassin' by his teammates for his businesslike, yet dominant style of play ... was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week for 14-tackle performance in Huskies' 35-32 win over Arizona ... also against the Wildcats, recorded one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery ... was terrific in Huskies' 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, making five tackles and and a sack ... earned consecutive coaches' defensive MVP honors for performances vs. Arizona State, Cal, and Stanford ... against the Sun Devils, led the team with nine tackles and a pass defensed ... eight tackles against Cal tied for team lead with Curtis Williams ... also made key fumble recovery in fourth quarter that ignited Huskies' 11-point come-from-behind win ... earned coaches' defensive MVP honors also against UCLA, finishing second on the team with seven tackles ... made game-saving tackle on last play of Huskies' 34-29 win over No. 4 Miami, bringing down Reggie Wayne after his 42-yard reception as time expired ... also earned second consecutive KOMO Newstalk 1000 Most Outstanding Defensive Player award at the annual postseason banquet. 1999: Made a successful switch from outside (whip) linebacker to an inside position ... a very consistent stopper in the middle of the Husky defense ... appeared in all 11 regular-season games and started every contest except for the Air Force game ... started vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... led the defense with 81 tackles ... had the second-most solo tackles with 46 ... finished fourth on the team with seven tackles for loss ... best game came against UCLA when he had 12 tackles, including 10 solos ... followed that game up with 11 tackles in regular-season finale vs. Washington State ... led the Huskies with eight tackles against Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... registered a pair of sacks during the year ... notched the first interception of his career in the Arizona State game ... named the KOMO-Radio Co-Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. 1998: Earned his second letter as a sophomore ... played in every game except for California contest ... backup to Todd Johnson at whip linebacker ... regular member of Husky special teams ... had 19 tackles during the season ... top regular-season game was six tackles vs. Utah State ... had seven tackles vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl. 1997: Appeared in every game except for the opener vs. BYU ... one of 10 true freshmen to play for Washington ... one of six true freshmen to letter in 1997 ... recorded eight tackles during the year ... came up with key fumble recovery at start of second half at California to spark UW to a win ... assisted on one tackle during Aloha Bowl ... received a Big Hit Award for his play vs. Oregon State ... led the White Team with seven tackles and a fumble recovery during the 1998 Spring Game.

High School and Personal: Born August 30, 1979 ... parents are Mel and Virginia ... has an older brother, Michael ... a high school All-American who was chosen to the Cal-Hi Sports first-team all-state squad ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's' Western 100' Team ... registered 149 tackles his senior season ... named the Valley Pac-8 defensive MVP in 1996 ... played one year at Sylmar High School after transferring from San Fernando High School ... selected to play in the California-Texas Shrine game ... also lettered in basketball ... high school coach his senior year was Jeff Engilman ... majored in communications

Year    G-S   Solo Asst.  Tot. Loss  FC  FR PD  Int. Sacks1997   10-0    7     1     8   1-1   0   1   0   0   0-01998   10-0   11     8    19   1-10  0   0   1   0   1-101999   11-10  46    35    81   7-18  0   0   1  1-0  2-132000   11-11  47    50    97   4-8   0   2   1   0   1-1Totals 42-21 111    94   205  13-37  0   3   3  1-0  4-24

54 Matt Fraize
Offensive Guard
6-4, 300
Santa Rosa, CA
Cardinal Newman High School

2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Moved into the starting lineup after three seasons as a reserve on the Huskies' offensive line ... one of six seniors on the o-line for Washington ... started every game at left guard ... one of just three players (also Chad Ward, Jeremiah Pharms) to appear in every game since the start of the 1997 season ... a major cog in Husky rushing game that finished first in the Pac-10, and 16th in the nation in rushing with 211.7 yards per game ... also helped team finish third in the Pac-10 in sacks against ... part of a Husky line that helped UW run for 245 yards in the second half of UW's 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, controlling the clock for 23:29 of the half ... earned co-offensive MVP honors, along with his linemates, when the Huskies rushed for 349 yards in win over UCLA ... the following week, helped the Huskies become the first Washington team since 1977 to rush for 300 yards in consecutive games ... played key role in ball-control offense that ranked third in the conference in time of possession at 31:47 per game, just eight seconds per game less than Pac-10-leading Oregon. 1999: Appeared in all 11 games and picked up his third letter ... primarily was the backup to Kyle Benn at center ... also practiced at guard ... helped the Huskies to finish 21st in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in rushing with an average of 189.7 yards per game. 1998: Backup to Tony Coats at weakside guard ... earned his second letter ... played in all 11 games and the O'ahu Bowl. 1997: Earned his first letter ... appeared in every game. 1996: Redshirted the season.

High School and Personal: Born Jan. 29, 1978 ... a prep All-America selection by Blue Chip Illustrated ... named one of the top-10 offensive linemen in the Western U.S. by that publication ... selected to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Western 100' team ... the North Bay League's offensive lineman of the year ... first team selection on offense and defense for the Redwood Empire ... led his team to NCS 2A championship as a senior, the fifth straight year Cardinal Newman captured the league title ... played center in high school ... named to the high school All-Academic team by Cal-Hi Magazine ... lettered in track by throwing the shot put ... mother, Jacky, is a nurse ... had an aunt and uncle who attended Washington ... father, Mike, is an insurance agent ... has a younger brother, Mark, and an older sister, Erika ... majoring in political science.

4 Jeremiah Pharms
Linebacker
6-1, 250
Sacramento, CA
Valley High School

2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Linebacker who lines up as a defensive end ... an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... one of just three players (Chad Ward, Matt Fraize) to appear in every game since the start of the 1997 season ... made 10 of 11 starts, appearing in relief against Arizona ... finished fifth on the team in tackles with 46 ... contributed in every aspect of the defense, making 10 tackles for loss, five and a half sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... sack total tied for ninth in the Pac-10 ... 41 career tackles for loss ties for fifth-highest total in Husky history, while 192 career TFL yards is the eighth-best total all-time ... teamed with Larry Tripplett, Marcus Roberson, and Ossim Hatem to form a dominant defensive line that racked up 21.5 sacks and 39 tackles for loss ... made two tackles, and forced an eight-yard Purdue loss on first play of the Rose Bowl ... shared weekly defensive MVP honors in each of the Huskies' final four games ... earned first honor following Huskies' 31-28 last-minute win at Stanford, recording one sack in the game ... the following week, made eight tackles, including two for loss and a sack, in Huskies' 35-32 come-from-behind win over Arizona ... also named the Columbia Bank/KOMO Radio player of the game for the Arizona game ... took third-consecutive defensive MVP honor in 35-28 win over UCLA, forcing a fumble on a sack of Cory Paus ... made two tackles for loss and teamed with Jerome Stevens to sack Washington State's Matt Kegel in Huskies' 51-3 win, earning final MVP honor ... forced a fumble on a sack of Colorado's Bobby Pesavento in the fourth quarter of Huskies' 17-14 win ... also had a fumble recovery at Colorado ... winner of the Chuck Niemi 'Big Hit' award, given to the team's most tenacious hitter. 1999: Two-year starter at outside linebacker ... started all 11 regular-season games and the Holiday Bowl ... one of four Husky defensive players to start every game in 1999 ... finished the year with 49 tackles ... led the Husky defense with 10 tackles for loss ... added two sacks to those totals ... served as a game captain for the UCLA contest ... tied with USC's Ifeanyi Ohalete for the lead in the Pac-10 with three fumble recoveries ... had four tackles vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl. 1998: Made impressive debut in first season as a starter ... moved from inside linebacker last season ... started all 11 games at strongside linebacker ... team's co-leader in tackles for loss with 14 ... registered 84 yards of lost yardage ... added seven sacks including two in both the California and Oregon State games ... helped the Huskies finish second in the nation in total sacks with 51 ... tied for second in the Pac-10 in sacks ... had at least one tackle for loss in every game except BYU and UCLA contests ... top tackling effort was seven stops at Nebraska ... had four tackles vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl. 1997: Earned his first letter as a backup at inside linebacker ... appeared in every game ... registered 37 tackles ... had seven tackles for loss and three sacks ... finished the season with more tackles than five starters on UW defense ... received a Big Hit Award for his play vs. USC. 1996: Appeared in three games before a broken thumb forced him to redshirt the season ... one of seven true freshmen to see action during the year ... did not record any tackles.

High School and Personal: Born June 24, 1978 ... a member of Super Prep's All-Far West team ... prep All-America selection by Blue Chip Illustrated ... named the top linebacker in the Western U.S. by that publication ... selected to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Western 100' team ... totaled 138 tackles with two interceptions and eight sacks during his senior season ... also caused six fumbles ... led his team to a 12-1 record and the Delta League championship ... played tight end in high school ... received eight votes in the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best in the West poll ... named to the All-California team by Cal-Hi Magazine ... team posted a 12-1 record his senior season ... averaged 16 ppg as a junior on Valley's basketball team ... was an all-league performer for basketball team ... mother, Arrie, works for the Department of Transportation ... has two younger brothers and a younger sister ... majored in sociology of black culture.

Year    G-S  Solo  Asst.  Tot.  Loss  FC  FR   PD  Int.   Sacks1996
  • 3-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-01997 11-0 23 14 37 7-25 0 0 0 0-0 3-191998 11-11 24 8 32 14-84 1 0 0 0-0 8-701999 11-11 33 16 49 10-35 1 3-22 0 0-0 2-182000 11-10 25 21 46 10-48 2 1-10 2 0-0 5.5-40Totals 47-32 105 59 164 41-192 4 4-32 2 0-0 18.5-147

    *Redshirted season due to injury.

    77 Matt Rogers
    Offensive Tackle
    6-5, 290
    Glendora, CA
    South Hills High School
    Citrus Junior College
    Univ. of Iowa

    2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Appeared in every game this season ... made first career appearance on the offensive line for Washington against Idaho, after transferring from Iowa following the 1998 season ... began the season primarily on special teams, but saw more and more action on offense as the season progressed ... served as the backup to Wes Call at right tackle ... part of a Husky line that helped UW run for 245 yards in the second half of UW's 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, controlling the clock for 23:29 of the half ... shared coaches' offensive MVP honor, along with his fellow linemates, in Huskies' 35-32 win over UCLA, helping UW to rush for 349 yards ... also saw considerable time the following week, when Washington went for 336 yards rushing in 51-3 win at Washington State ... part of a dominant Husky offensive line that led Washington to first in the Pac-10 and 16th in the nation in rushing with 211.7 yards per game ... was named KING-TV's Most Improved Offensive Player. 1999: Sat out the season after transferring from Iowa.

    Previous College: Played 1998 season at Iowa before transferring to Washington ... was a junior college All-American in 1997 at Citrus Junior College in Glendora, Calif ... ranked as one of the top-100 juco transfers by PrepStar in 1998 ... junior college coach was John Rone ... never allowed a sack in 20 games ... served as a team captain as a sophomore in 1997.

    High School and Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1978 in Arcadia, Calif. ... parents are Timothy and Sandra ... has two older brothers and two older sisters ... an all-conference performer at South High School ... played right tackle as a junior and senior ... participated in the California Hall of Fame Shrine game ... high school nickname was the Huskies ... was a first-team All-CIF as a senior ... majoring in sociology.

    68 Elliot Silvers
    Offensive Tackle
    6-7, 320
    Agoura, CA
    Agoura High School

    2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... started every game at left tackle, extending a string of 27 consecutive starts (includes bowl games) ... started in all but one game since the beginning of the 1998 season ... also selected first-team All-Pac-10 by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... one of six seniors on the Husky offensive line ... a major reason the Huskies were able to rush for 211.7 yards per game, best in the Pac-10 and 16th in the nation ... protected Marques Tuiasosopo's blind side, helping UW finish third in the conference in sacks against ... part of a Husky line that helped UW run for 245 yards in the second half of UW's 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, controlling the clock for 23:29 of the half ... shared offensive MVP honors following the Huskies' 35-32 come-from-behind win over Arizona, helping put two running backs over 100 yards in the game ... shared offensive MVP honors again the following week, when Washington rushed for 349 yards in a 35-28 win over UCLA ... a key cog in Husky running game that went over 300 yards again in the final game of the season at Washington State (336 yards), becoming the first UW team since 1977 to rush for 300 yards in consecutive games ... named the John P. Angel College Club Outstanding Offensive Lineman at the annual postseason banquet ... helped the Huskies rush for over 200 yards seven times, including the Rose Bowl. 1999: A two-year starter at tackles ... started all 11 regular-season games in 1999 at left tackle ... also started in the Holiday Bowl vs. Kansas State ... one of three offensive linemen to start every game for the Huskies ... helped the Huskies to finish 21st in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in rushing with an average of 189.7 yards per game. 1998: First year starter at offensive tackle ... started at weakside tackle in all but one game (Oregon) ... helped the Husky offensive line rank second in the Pac-10 in sacks allowed with 19 ... was one of two sophomores on the offensive line. 1997: Played the first four games before a dislocated kneecap forced him out of the lineup ... returned to practice for the Aloha Bowl and played in the game vs. Michigan State ... was a backup to Tony Coats at weakside tackle ... injury occured during the Arizona State game. 1996: Redshirted the season ... named the most improved defensive lineman at the end of spring drills.

    High School and Personal: Born Feb. 19, 1978 ... named the most valuable offensive lineman in the Marmonte League as a senior ... an All-Valley selection by the Los Angeles Times ... named to All-CIF team ... from same high school as former California standout lineman Todd Steussie ... enjoys surfing ... mother, Helen, is a research associate ... father, Robert, is a clothing manufacturer ... has an older brother, Lloyd, and a younger sister, Lauren ... majored in political science.

    11 Marques Tuiasosopo
    Quarterback
    6-1, 220
    Woodinville, WA
    Woodinville High School

    2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... Enjoyed another outstanding season, leading Washington to eight come-from-behind wins and just its fourth postseason top-five ranking in school history ... named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, and first-team All-Pac-10 at quarterback ... was the first Husky quarterback to win the offensive MVP honor since Steve Pelluer in 1983 ... also named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year by the Tacoma News-Tribune, for the second-consecutive season ... finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting ... honorable mention All-America by CNNSI.com ... first-team all-conference selection by CollegeFootballNews.com ... earned Rose Bowl MVP honors in Huskies' 34-24 win over Purdue ... completed 16 of 22 passes for 138 yards and a score, and rushed 15 times for 75 yards and another TD ... left game in third quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned three plays later to lead UW to the game-winning touchdown, an eight-yard strike to Todd Elstrom ... earned Pop Warner Award as West Coast's top collegiate player ... one of six quarterbacks named to the Long Beach's Press Telegram's 25th-Anniversary All-time 'Best in the West' team ... became just the eighth player in Husky football history � and just the fourth since 1922 � to serve two years as a team captain ... moved up on Washington's career top-10 lists in both passing yards and total offense ... against Cal, became school's all-time leader in career total offense, passing former quarterback Damon Huard ... finished the season with a school-record 6,875 total offensive yards, more than 1,000 yards ahead of Huard (5,813) ... is the only player in Husky history to rush and pass for over 1,000 career yards each ... holds the top two total offense seasons in school history ... also holds school records for total offensive attempts in a career (1,107) and a season (449 in 2000) ... total offense total is 16th-highest in Pac-10 history ... ranks third all-time on the Husky passing charts with 5,501 yards, just 241 shy of all-time leader Brock Huard ... with 2,146 passing yards, the eighth-highest total in school history, became just the second Husky quarterback, and the first since Sonny Sixkiller in 1970 and 1971, to throw for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons ... is only the second Husky quarterback in school history with two top-10 passing seasons ... threw for at least 200 yards in seven of 11 games in 2000, moving him past Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard for first on the all-time list with 16 career 200-yard passing games ... 31 career TD passes ties for fourth-most all-time ... ranks fourth all-time in career passing efficiency at 115.67 ... scored a rushing touchdown in five of the Huskies' 11 games in 2000, giving him 20 career rushing scores ... rushed for 1,374 yards in his career, the most ever by a Husky quarterback ... ranks ninth all-time in career rushing attempts with 346 ... has three of the top-seven rushing seasons by a quarterback in school history ... one of five finalists named in October for the Unitas Award, given to the nation's top senior quarterback ... also named as one of eight semi-finalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award ... against Washington State, completed 11 of 20 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Huskies to a 51-3 win and a share of the Pac-10 title ... was key factor in seven Husky wins by a touchdown or less ... completed 3-of-3 passes for 80 yards and a score in final minute of play at Stanford to lead Huskies to 31-28 come-from-behind win ... against Arizona, dove into the end zone for game-winning score with 1:10 remaining to cap a 15-point comeback in Huskies' 35-32 win ... scampered for a career-high-equaling 46-yard rush to set up Huskies' first score against the Wildcats ... had all of Washington's 62 yards on that drive (excluding penalties), passing for 15 and rushing for 47, including a one-yard score ... earned Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors following early-season victory over fourth-ranked Miami ... passed for 223 yards and one touchdown and ran for another 45 yards and a score ... accounted for the Huskies' winning points in a 33-30 win over Oregon State, diving in for a four-yard touchdown with just over two minutes remaining ... in that game, he threw for exactly 223 yards for the third time this season ... in the season opener against Idaho, ran for a season-high 80 yards on 15 carries, while completing 16 of 30 passes for 223 yards and a score ... marked the fourth time during his career that he has accounted for more than 300 yards of total offense ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 all-academic honors ... earned second-consecutive team offensive MVP award, and was named KOMO Newstalk 1000's Most Outstanding Offensive Player, at the annual team banquet. 1999: Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... named the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year by the Tacoma News -Tribune ... also tabbed first-team All-Pac-10 by that publication ... named the All-Pac-10 quarterback by The Football News ... team captain for the 1999 season ... first Husky quarterback to start all 11 games in a season since Damon Huard in 1994 ... tied for the team lead with six rushing touchdowns ... topped the squad by accounting for 18 total touchdowns (six rushing, 12 passing) ... led the team in rushing attempts with 138 ... an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection ... turned in one of the nation's top single-game performances when he totaled 509 yards of total offense in victory against Stanford ... passed for 302 yards and rushed for 207 yards to become first Division I player ever to post a 300/200 game ... both of those marks were career highs ... his total offense (509 yards) set a UW school record and ranks as the fourth best day in Pac-10 history ... the 207 rushing yards proved to be the second best total by a Pac-10 player during the 1999 season ... picked up numerous national player of the week honors for his performance against Stanford ... tabbed by USA Today.com, CNN-SI Online and U-Wire for weekly national awards ... picked up Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors for play vs. Oregon and Stanford ... had his best day passing the ball vs. Oregon when he completed 17 of 21 passes for 206 yards ... threw for three TD passes (a career high) vs. the Ducks ... was third in the Pac-10 with 201.9 passing yards per game ... was the most accurate of the Pac-10's quarterbacks, completing 58 percent of his pass attempts ... his 12 TD passes ranked fourth in the league ... totaled the third highest passing yardage total (2221 yards) in the conference ... his passing total ranks as the fifth best single-season total in UW history ... became the first UW quarterback to post back-to-back 300-yard passing games since Sonny Sixkiller in 1970 ... finished second in the Pac-10 and 23rd in the nation in total offense with an average of 251.1 yards per game ... finished 10th in the Pac-10 in rushing by averaging 49.2 yards per game ... his 541 rushing yards was the second highest total on the team and ranks as the second best single-season total by a UW quarterback ... has rushed for almost as many scores (14) as he has passed for (17) during his career ... only Oregon State quarterback Jonathan Smith had more offensive attempts (436) than Tuiasosopo (433) ... set career high with 44 pass attempts vs. Air Force ... also set career completions mark, with 22 vs. BYU ... his 83-yard TD pass to Todd Elstrom vs. California ranks as the second longest pass play in UW history ... rushed for two TDs vs. BYU and Stanford ... attempted at least 20 passes in every game but one (Oregon State) ... threw for 200 or more yards seven times during the season, just one game short of the UW single-season record ... set the UW single-season total offense record with 2762 yards ... now ranks seventh on the Huskies' career total offense list with 4335 yards ... needs just 1,478 yards as a senior to become the all-time leader. 1998: Named to the 1998 All-Samoan Football All-Star Squad along with teammate Mac Tuiaea ... completed 40 of 79 pass attempts for 484 yards ... threw touchdown passes vs. Arizona and Utah State ... long pass was a 51-yard completion to Dane Looker vs. Utah State ... top passing game was 194 yards vs. Utah State ... an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team ... started against Utah State and California when Brock Huard was forced out of the lineup with a shoulder injury ... led Washington to victories in both games ... carried the ball seven times for 70 yards and a touchdown against Arizona ... ran for two touchdowns in win against Utah State ... had 39-yard run for a touchdown against California ... rushed for two TDs vs. the Golden Bears ... had a 41-yard touchdown run against Oregon State ... 46-yard dash against BYU was longest UW rush of the season ... completed five of seven passes for 43 yards in Oahu Bowl ... threw an 11-yard TD pass in that game ... also rushed for one score vs. Air Force in bowl game. 1997: Became the first true freshman to start at quarterback at UW when he opened the Oregon game ... drew the starting assignment when Brock Huard was forced out of the lineup with an ankle injury ... first major playing time came in final three quarters vs. Nebraska when Huard was sidelined with an injury ... completed 12 of 22 passes for 270 yards against the Cornhuskers ... had a pair of TD passes in that game ... named team offensive MVP for performance vs. Cornhuskers ... passed for 261 yards vs. Oregon in starting assignment ... had a 42-yard TD run vs. the Ducks ... his 112 rushing yards ranked fourth on the team ... threw just one interception in 64 pass attempts ... ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in passing efficiency at 155.5 ... voted the Travis Spring Most Inspirational Freshman by his teammates ... one of 10 true freshmen to play during the season.

    High School and Personal: Born March 22, 1979 ... parents are Manu and Tina ... has two younger brothers, a younger sister and older sister, Leslie, who was a member of the Husky volleyball team ... standout quarterback/defensive back ... selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington ... named the Player of the Year in Washington by the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... selected the Male Athlete of the Year by the Eastside (Bellevue) Journal ... featured as one of the top-25 high school football recruits in the nation by Sports Illustrated ... received eight votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's 'Best in the West' ranking ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Western 100' Team ... selected to Cal-Hi Sports All-America team as a multi-purpose player ... named a 'Blue Chip' by the Seattle Times as one of the top five players in the state ...named to the Seattle Times All-State team as a junior and senior at defensive back ... outstanding prep athlete who lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Woodinville ... was a three-year starter in football, basketball and baseball ... led his team to a 10-1 finish and the quarterfinals of the state championships as a senior ... rushed for 1,045 yards (11.7 ypc.) and 19 TDs, completed 35 of 75 passes for 679 yards ... had four interceptions and two fumbles recoveries as a safety his senior season ... named to the All-State team by the Associated Press, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Times ... was an All-KingCo pick in basketball as a junior and senior ... one of only 20 high school baseball players from Oregon and Washington to be selected the past two seasons by the Seattle Mariners to compete in the Area Code Championships in Long Beach, Calif. ... was taken in the 28th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Minnesota Twins ... opted to forgo a pro baseball career to play football at UW ... father, Manu, was a defensive lineman at UCLA who earned first-team All-Pac-10 honor in 1976-78 and went on to play in the NFL for Seattle and San Francisco ... high school coach was Terry Agnew ... majored in business.

    Passing

    Year    G-S   Att. Comp.  Int. Yds.  Pct.  TD  LG1997    9-1   64    37     1    650  .578   3  541998   11-2   79    40     5    484  .506   2  511999   11-11 295   171    11   2221  .580  12  832000   11-11 323   170    11   2146  .526  14  59Totals 42-25 761   418    28   5501  .549  31  83

    Rushing

    Year    G-S    TC   Yds.  Lost  Net  Avg.  TD   LG1997    9-1    39   185    73   112  2.9    1   421998   11-2    43   364    37   327  7.6    7   461999   11-11  138   730   189   541  3.9    6   302000   11-11  126   605   211   394  3.1    6   46Totals 42-25  346  1884   510  1374  4.0   20   46

    Total OffenseYear            G-S   Rush  Pass   Total1997            9-1   112    650    7621998           11-2   327    484    8111999           11-11  541   2221   27622000           11-11  394   2146   2540Totals         42-25 1374   5501   6875

    Career Highs (Passing and Rushing) Pass Attempts: 44 vs. Air Force, 1999Pass Completions: 22 vs. BYU, 1999Passing Yards: 302 vs. Stanford, 1999Longest Completion: 83 yards to Todd Elstrom vs. California, 1999Longest TD Completion: 83 yards to Todd Elstrom vs. California, 1999Passing Touchdowns: 3 vs. Oregon, 1999, at Washington State, 2000Interceptions: 3 vs. Air Force and California, 1999Rushing Attempts: 22 vs. Stanford, 1999Rushing Yards: 207 vs. Stanford, 1999Longest Rush: 46 yards vs. BYU, 1998, vs. Arizona, 2000Longest TD Run: 42 yards vs. Oregon, 1997Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. Utah State (1998), California (1998), BYU (1999) and Stanford (1999), vs. Arizona (2000)

    TUIASOSOPO IN THE TOP 10: Husky quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo holds 12 school records and one NCAA record (only player ever to pass for 300 yards and rush for 200 in a single game). He also ranks in the top 10 in 18 other UW single-game, long-play, single-season and career top 10s. Here's a rundown of where Tuiasosopo ranks on the various UW charts:

  • Only player in college football history to pass for 300 yards (302) and rush for 200 yards (207) in a single game (vs. Stanford, 1999)
  • 1st in career total offense, with 6,875 career yards
  • 1st in career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, with 20
  • 1st in single-season total offense, with 2,762 in 1999
  • 1st in single-game total offense, with 509 yards vs. Stanford in 1999
  • 1st in total career offensive attempts, with 1,107
  • 1st in total offensive attempts in a season with 449 in 2000
  • 1st in single-season total offensive yards per game, with 251.1 in 1999
  • 1st in career rushing yards by a quarterback, with 1,374
  • 1st in career 200-yard passing games, with 16
  • 1st in passing yards by a Husky junior, with 2,221 in 1999
  • 1st in bowl-game completion pct., with 72.7 (16/22) in the 2001 Rose Bowl
  • 2nd in single-season total offense, with 2,540 in 2000
  • 2nd in single-season total offensive attempts, with 433 in 1999
  • 2nd in single-season total offensive yards per game, with 230.9 in 2000
  • 2nd (tied) with five consecutive 200-yard passing games in 2000
  • 2nd (tied) with seven 200-yard passing games in a single season (1999 and 2000)
  • 83-yard TD pass to Todd Elstrom at Cal in 1999 ties for 2nd-longest pass play
  • 2nd in single-season rushing yards by a quarterback, with 541 in 1999
  • 3rd in career passing yards, with 5,501
  • 4th in career touchdown passes, with 31
  • 4th in career passing efficiency, with a 115.67 rating
  • 4th in single-season pass attempts per game, with 29.4 in 2000
  • 4th (tied) with four consecutive 200-yard passing games in 1999
  • 5th in single-season passing yards, with 2,221 in 1999
  • 5th in single-season rushing yards by a quarterback, with 394 in 2000
  • 7th in single-season rushing yards by a quarterback, with 327 in 1998
  • 8th in single-season passing yards, with 2,146 in 2000
  • 9th in career rushing attempts, with 346

    71 Chad Ward
    Offensive Guard
    6-5, 335
    Finley, WA
    River View High School

    2000: Member of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl championship team ... One of six seniors on the Husky offensive line ... served as a team captain ... won the prestigious Morris Trophy, given to the Pac-10's top offensive lineman, as voted by the conference's defensive linemen ... an Associated Press first-team All-American ... a Sporting News first-team All-American ... a first-team All-Pac-10 selection on the offensive line ... voted first-team All-American, and first-team all-conference by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Football News second-team All-American ... first-team All-America selection by CNNSI.com ... Gannett News Service second-team All-American ... a first-team All-America selection by Athlon Sports 'Inside Saturday' ... also named first-team All-Pac-10 by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... part of a Husky line that helped UW run for 245 yards in the second half of UW's 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, controlling the clock for 23:29 of the half ... set a school record with a 733-pound squat at preseason camp ... one of the strongest and most athletic players on the team, has also power-cleaned 430 pounds, bench-pressed 500, posted a vertical leap of 31 inches, and run a 5.09 40-yard dash ... has also proven durable, starting all 11 games in 2000, and has now played in all 44 regular-season games of his career ... joins Matt Fraize and Jeremiah Pharms as the only players to appear in every game in the past four years ... teamed with fellow trenchmen to lead UW to first in the Pac-10 and 16th in the nation in rushing with 211.7 yards per game ... team also ranked third in the conference in sacks allowed ... anchored a dominant Husky offensive line that helped Washington control the line of scrimmage for an average of 31:47 per game, just eight seconds per game less than conference leader Oregon ... shared the coaches' award for offensive MVP after the Arizona game, clearing the way for the Huskies to rush for 211 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-32 come-from-behind win ... also shared the award with his fellow linemates the following week, as Washington ran for 349 yards in a 35-28 win over UCLA ... the next week, helped UW become the first Husky team since 1977 to rush for 300 yards in consecutive games, as Washington rushed for 336 in 51-3 win at Washington State ... recipient of the team's L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year award for the second straight year. 1999: A second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... a two-year starter at offensive guard ... started all 11 regular-season games plus the Holiday Bowl in 1999 at right guard ... one of three offensive linemen to start every game for the Huskies ... tabbed as the John P. Angel Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... helped the Huskies to finish 21st in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in rushing with an average of 189.7 yards per game. 1998: Second-year starter continued to improve on Washington's offensive line ... started every game at strongside guard for Washington ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 ... one of two sophomores on the offensive line ... helped the Husky offensive line rank second in the Pac-10 in sacks allowed with 19. 1997: Appeared in every game ... started the final eight games of the regular season at strongside guard when Benji Olson was moved to weakside guard ... helped Washington lead the Pac-10 in sacks allowed (24) for the second straight year ... that mark helped Washington set a single-season passing record (2,790 yards) ... named a team offensive MVP for performance vs. Arizona ... one of 10 true freshmen to play for UW ... one of six true freshmen to letter.

    High School and Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1977 ... a first-team All-American by USA Today ... a prep All-America selection by Blue Chip Illustrated ... named one of the top-five offensive linemen in the Western U.S. by that publication ... selected to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Western 100' team ... a prep All-American by Super Prep and listed as one of the top-10 offensive linemen in the nation by that publication ... received six votes on the Long Beach Press Telegram's 'Best in the West' poll ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Northwest Nuggets' team ... all-league on offensive and defensive lines as a sophomore, junior and senior ... named team's MVP as a senior ... a four-year starter on the River View basketball team ... threw the shot for the track squad, winning the district championship as a junior ... mother's name is Carol ... father, John, is an electrician ... has an older brother named Zach and an older sister named Holly ... majored in American history and culture.

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