2013 Pac-12 Media Day Preview: Washington Huskies
Steve Sarkisian, 5th year (26-25, 26-25 career)
In fourth season, guided Washington to a third-consecutive 7-6 record, including a third-straight bowl appearance after the Huskies had suffered a seven-year bowl drought before 2010...In 2012 Washington enjoyed big wins over then No. 8 Stanford and No. 7 Oregon State and faced Boise State in the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl...Finished the 2011 season with a berth in the Valero Alamo Bowl against Baylor and a 7-6 record...In 2010, led the Huskies to a 7-6 overall record and a third-place finish in the Pac-10 in his second season as Washington provided one of the bowl season’s top games with a 19-7 win over No. 18 Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl...Took over a squad that was winless in 2008 and engineered the biggest improvement of any team in the country as the Huskies finished 5-7 overall in 2009.
Keith Price, QB, 6-1, 202, SR
Completed 263-of-432 passes (.609) for 2,726 yards with 19 touchdowns as junior in 2012…Enters the season with 54 career touchdown passes, good for second on UW’s all-time list…Tied the school mark for touchdowns in a game with five against Colorado…An honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection and a semifinalist for the O’Brien Award, played in all 13 games (12 starts) as a sophomore in 2011…Broke the Washington single-season record with 33 touchdown passes...His 3,063 passing yards ranked second in UW history, while his 242 completions ranked third...Set Husky records for season completion percentage (.669) and pass efficiency (161.09)...Had nine 200-yard games in 2011, the third-highest total in program history.
Sean Parker, DB, 5-10, 190, SR
An All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection, the two-year starter and team captain was second on the team in tackles with 77 (54 solo) in 2012...Intercepted two passes and broke up four more on the year...Received the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award, an award given out each year at the postseason team banquet...Earned the starting spot prior to sophomore season in 2011...collected 91 tackles and grabbed four interceptions...Recorded a career-high 15 tackles against Baylor in the Alamo Bowl...Notched seven or more tackles in seven games on the season...Appeared in nine games as a true freshman in 2010 before suffering a season-ending injury, finishing the year with ten tackles and one interception.