This week’s tweet of the week is from a Dawg, as in an actual dog/Dawg who happens to be the dog of a Dawg. We don’t know how he managed to use a smart phone or Twitter, but after the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference Finals, Quincy Pondexter’s Husky pup “Buckets” posted this tweet. Q-Pon, now a lock-down perimeter defender and sharpshooting guard for the Grizzlies was a do-it-all star for the Dawgs, averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 boards per game his senior season while leading UW to the Sweet Sixteen.
During the weeks of spring practice, Jeff Lindquist practiced establishing connections with his receivers. Now, with spring practices over, Jeff and some other Huskies are trying to establish connections with professionals in other fields, as some of the players attended a career mixer last Thursday. As recently told on CoachSark.com, a financial management firm connected with Cody Bruns and added the former Husky receiver to their roster, so events like this one look to take advantage of the fertile Seattle business environment and help the players plan for their futures beyond the football field.
James Atoe, Lawrence Lagafuaina, Siosifa Tufunga, Micah Hatchie, and Sione Potoa'e meet with local business leaders this past Thursday.
Michael Hartvigson and Jeff Lindquist both understand the importance of a good quarterback-receiver relationship, and are applying that model to their career pursuits.
Justin Glenn and Jonathan Amosa finally got the calls they had been waiting for. Yesterday, Glenn signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and we discovered this morning that Amosa will head to Green Bay to be a Packer. Amosa will report to training camp on July 25 while Glenn’s begins a day later.
Danny Shelton showed off some Nate Robinson type skills by dominating in his second sport. In the Huskies’ meet against WSU this past weekend, Shelton threw 16.9 meters in his final throw in the shot put to take home the victory. If you remember back to 2002, Robinson starred for the Huskies as a returner and defensive back, and then after the season, joined the basketball squad here at UW and the rest is history as you can see below with Nate Rob’s playoff heroics.
Desmond Trufant is adding to the family tradition, both the Trufant family’s and the Husky family’s. Yesterday, Trufant became the third NFL player in his family and the second Husky in the last three drafts to be selected in the first-round when the Atlanta Falcons traded up to the 22nd pick in the NFL Draft to secure the cornerback out of Tacoma, Washington. The Falcons went 13-3 last year and made a deep run in the playoffs, so Tru will be landing in a great nest to foster a long NFL career. The Huskies exploded on Twitter when the news came, so this week, multiple Tweets are featured to recognize Trufant’s big day and his immeasurable contributions to University of Washington Football.
Falcons select CB Desmond Trufant from University of Washington with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. #atldraft
You know the famous NCAA slogan: “There are over 400,000 NCAA student-athletes, and most of us will go pro in something other than sports.” In cornerback Desmond Trufant’s case, he is absolutely going pro in sports, as he is a first-round prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, but what about all the other star Huskies? Last year, long snapper Brendan Lopez declared that he was going pro in dentistry by moving on to the University of Washington School of Dentistry and defensive back and special team standout Greg Walker showed that his eyes were on the medical big leagues as he earned admissions to Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. Former Husky wide receiver Cody Bruns is following in his former teammates’ footsteps by taking his talents that were honed at the UW to go pro in something other than football. Earlier this week he committed to MWBoone & Associates, a local financial advice and wealth management firm.
Cody Bruns and Michael W. Boone celebrate Bruns' new position off of the field.
Today is HuskyFest on the University of Washington campus, featuring concerts, games, Earth Day activities, and a whole lot of other things to celebrate the University of Washington. As that event winds down, the anticipation winds up for another Husky tradition, the annual Spring Game. The Gameday Countdown on the bottom of your screen has rolled to within 24 hours of the last chance to catch the Dawgs before the 2013 season. This week’s Tweet of the Week comes from the @UWAthletics account.