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Star freshman Seferian-Jenkins brings back memories of Tight End U

UW Saturday Report

Today the Washington Huskies (3-1,1-0) travel to the Utah Utes(2-1,0-1) in a pivotol Pac-12 matchup.

The Huskies will be going down to Utah with some young guys on offense who they will be counting on, namely freshman tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins the big 6’6″ five-star recruit out of Gig Harbor.

The Huskies were once known as tight end U as they produced such NFL tight ends as Aaron Pierce, Mark Bruener, Ernie Conwell, Cam Cleeland and Jeramy Stevens.

The Huskies haven’t had much from their tight ends in a decade which is why Washington football fans are so exctied about the true freshman Seferian-Jenkins. Seferian-Jenkins will play a big role this Saturday against Utah as he is big like an offensive lineman but has moves like a wide receiver.

He has already shown off his athletic ability(he also has said he’ll walk on the basketball team) this season on three touchdown catches.

For the season Seferian-Jenkins has nine receptions for 170 yards with three touchdowns. He is on pace for 27 receptions, 510 yards with nine touchdowns which should put him in line for first-team all pac-12 tight end this season.

Seferian-Jenkins is coming off a game against California in which  he had two receiving touchdowns.

Seferian-Jenkins has 9 Grabs For 170 Yards + 3 TD's in 2011

Due to those two touchdowns he was doubled covered in the fourth quarter which allowed Chris Polk to be wide open over the middle for a 70 yard touchdown reception. Just the presence of Seferian-Jenkins who just turned 19 this week has allowed the middle of the field to open up for some big passes this season.

The excitement at Montlake isn’t just for tomorrow either. Starting quarterback Keith Price is only a sophomore so watching him grow up with Seferian-Jenkins should have other teams in the conference scared.

They are already on the same page just imagine with two more full seasons under their belts how explosive they can be?

There will be plenty of stars on the field for the Huskies who will decide if they beat Utah or not.

One thing is for sure they have a true freshman already who is making college football look easy. Seferian-Jenkins is just what the Huskies program needed and he will be playing in the NFL someday.

With Seferian-Jenkins the Huskies are hoping to regain their title as “Tight End U” which they lost this past decade.

Steve Sarkisian did an excellent job of keeping the five star recruit home as he is making an immediate impact.

He’ll play a big role for the Huskies offense tomorrow whether he is making big time receptions or if he is being used as a decoy which will allow for other big plays.

The future for Seferian-Jenkins just like the Huskies program is much indeed very bright.


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