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.
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
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) April 26, 2013
— UW Football (@UW_Football) April 26, 2013
TRU!!!!! Great day to be a Dawg! #prouddawg
— Steve Sarkisian (@CoachSark) April 26, 2013
— Tosh Lupoi (@CoachLupUW) April 26, 2013
— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) April 26, 2013
Congrats to Dez Trufant on being drafted in the first round tonight. #godawgs
— Spencer Hawes (@spencerhawes00) April 26, 2013
— Marcus Trufant (@MarcusTrufant) April 26, 2013
NFL draft day. Lets go des!!
— Isaiah Trufant (@IsaiahTrufant) April 26, 2013
Former Husky safety Dashon Goldson signed a five-year, $41.25 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past week to join fellow Dawg Mason Foster on the Buc’s formidable defense. Goldson, who hails from Narbonne High School, played in the 2013 Super Bowl and was named an All-Pro this past season. Another former Husky, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, may be the third Husky on the Bucs for 2013 as he was tendered recently by the team. Foster showed his excitement on Twitter about teaming up with his fellow Dawg.
— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) March 14, 2013
We’ve already posted our own excitement about Desmond Trufant’s performance at the Combine. His performance confirmed what Husky Nation already knew: Tru is an athlete. Twitter was ablaze this week with Huskies and their reaction to Tru’s performance.
4.31 let’s go bro!!!!!!!!!!
— Keith Price (@KeithPrice17) February 26, 2013
— Pastor Napoleon (@napoleonkaufman) February 26, 2013
Desmond Trufant has gone from projected 3rd rd to poss 1st rd in months-thanks to new #UDUB D coord, man-to-man cvg & 4.31/4.38 40yd dashes
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) February 26, 2013
I want Desmond Trufant on my team!
— Dbfresh (@DougBaldwinJr) February 26, 2013
Today is the last day of the NFL Combine and the defensive backs have been going all day in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and that means that Desmond Trufant was finally able to show off his skills. There has been a lot of hype surrounding Trufant and his potential in the NFL after an All-Pac-12 first team season. NFL analyst, Bucky Brooks tabbed Tru as the fourth best cornerback prospect saying he has climbed “up the charts following a solid week at the Senior Bowl.” He showed great speed and quickness in events like the 40-yard dash and the 20-yard shuttle. Tru registered the third fastest time in the 40-yard dash among all defensive backs with 4.38 seconds. Even more impressive was his time in the 20-yard shuttle, where he finished the drill with the second highest time in the entire combine, with 3.85 seconds, only a hundredth of a second behind the fastest time. Here are Tru’s results from his big day:
40-Yard Dash: 4.38 seconds (3rd among DBs/ 8th Overall)
20-Yard Shuttle: 3.85 seconds (2nd DBs/ 2nd Overall)
Bench Press: 16 reps
Vertical Jump: 37.5 inches (12th DBs)
Broad Jump: 125 inches
You can take a look at Tru’s profile on the NFL Combine website, where they give him a rating of 84.1, which is the equivalent to a 2nd-3rd round draft choice.
Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Jermaine Kearse may be in the NFL, but he he remembers where he came from: The University of Washington. On Signing Day, Kearse reflected on his decision to be a Dawg five years ago.
Today was the exact day I signed my LOI on my birthday to attend the University of Washington. One of the best decisions of my life #godawgs
— Jermaine Kearse (@ChopChop_11) February 6, 2013
And Linebackers Coach Peter Sirmon – who recently added the title of Recruiting Coordinator – summed up the staff’s thoughts on the Huskies’ newest recruiting class.
Our entire staff is really excited and proud of the kids we signed today! #huskynation
— Peter Sirmon (@petersirmon) February 6, 2013
This week, in honor of the Super Bowl, we have two tweets of the week, one from Husky Legend Napoleon Kaufman and the other from former UW safety Dashon Goldson.
When Kaufman speaks, the Dawgs listen. After all, the speedy back out of Lompoc, California won the National Championship with the 1991 Huskies, piled up 4,080 rushing yards as a Dawg and 4,792 as a Raider, and was selected 18th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. Yesterday, Kaufman tweeted about his pride in his decision to attend and play for the University of Wahington.
— Pastor Napoleon (@napoleonkaufman) February 1, 2013
University of Washington and Narbonne High product Goldson will be playing on the biggest stage of all this Sunday: Super Bowl XLVII. Goldson, who will be patrolling the secondary as a starting safety for the 49ers this weekend, is fired up about the opportunity to be in the big game.
2 days…. Can u feel it
— Dashon Goldson(@thehawk38) February 1, 2013
As the Super Bowl nears, we would like to recognize a former Dawg and the current anchor of the 49ers secondary, Dashon Goldson. Goldson was and still remains a fan favorite ever since his time in Montlake from 2004 to 2006. In his five years with the 49ers, Dashon has compiled 346 tackles to go along with 14 interceptions and five forced fumbles. Dashon will play in his first Super Bowl this coming Sunday and we wish him the best of luck!