There was a time when Joe Mathis thought he had all the answers. When the 6-foot-2, 256-pound outside linebacker arrived at Washington, he believed he had already experienced enough in life to make himself a man.
Jake Browning always wanted to play catch.
He would ask his father, Ed, to go out into the yard so they could toss the football.
He would ask his dad to loft the ball high in the air so Browning could pretend he was a kick returner.
When Chris Petersen introduced the team from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Washington's football coach made it clear Mark Larson, Lisa Johnson and David Martin were people who command attention.