RECORDS & AWARDS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: #25 Washington
May 30, 2012Richmond High School
If only Washington could come up with as much productivity overnight on defense now as it did at quarterback in 2011. Keith Price, previously an unsung backup to NFL-bound Jake Locker, threw for 3,063 yards and a school-record 33 touchdowns as a sophomore. He established himself as one of the nation’s elite. Price was savvy and creative, even after his legs and shoulder took a serious pounding.
At running back, dependable three-year starter Chris Polk departed a year early to the NFL, leaving the Huskies in the market for a new tailback for the first time in the Steve Sarkisian coaching era. Junior Jesse Callier, Polk’s backup for two seasons, will get the first look based on seniority; he’s faster but not nearly as fearsome a runner as his predecessor. Sophomore Bishop Sankey, who better resembles Polk in size and style, will be in the mix, too. Junior college transfer Antavius Sims, a former quarterback, was added to the competition in the spring.