'ET' feels at home

For a while during the fall of 2001, Washington coaches weren't sure if Charles ‘ET' Frederick, their heralded two-sport star from Lake Worth, Florida, was going to cut the mustard in football, let alone both football and basketball. But now that it's the spring of 2003, those recollections seem like beyond ancient history.

‘ET' has dedicated himself to one sport and is looking to put his own unique brand of athleticism to work for the purple and gold and fulfill the hype he had coming out of high school. And he'll be doing it all with his trademark smile.

"Offseason has been going pretty good," the 6-0, 180-pound Frederick told Dawgman.com. "I've been working out and stuff. The team has been joining as one and we think we can become a better team by working together with everyone working hard. I think that's good for the program.

"Everybody is working really hard because we feel we can be the best next season. To be the best, you have to be at your best and that's how the team is thinking right now."

No doubt time spent away from the hardwood has given Charles a single-mindedness he hasn't had before. He's always been able to play both football and basketball with ease, but at this level something had to give.

"The time away from basketball has allowed me to focus on football and stay in shape for the spring," Frederick said. "This is my first year of mat drills so I'm a rookie to this thing."

Now that he's survived his ‘baptism by mat', Charles can go ahead to the business of being Reggie Williams' partner in crime on the edges. Between Reggie and Charles, they could easily catch 2500 yards in balls this fall. ‘ET' is taking it one step at a time.

"I'm looking to be a lot faster, quicker, and catching a lot more balls this spring," he said.

"Other than that, probably just having a lot of fun."

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