2011 Fall Camp: Three words or less

Steve Sarkisian's third fall camp as the head coach at the University of Washington wraps up on Friday, so we at Dawgman.com thought we would take a look back at what we saw and try to describe things in three words or less and hand out some awards...

Here's a look, in three words or less, at some of the top players we saw in camp...

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins - All-American potential

WR Kasen Williams - Better than Reggie

QB Keith Price - Loves to play

DT Alameda Ta'amu - Ready for spotlight

LB Cort Dennison - Great leader

QB Nick Montana -Improves every day

S James Sample - Impressive looking athlete

DT/DE Everrette Thompson - The glue

OT Senio Kelemete - Big season ahead

RB Bishop Sankey - Great looking runner

WR James Johnson - Back to form

CB Desmond Trufant - Playing well

S Sean Parker - Showing his skills

DT Danny Shelton - Unbelievable ability

John Timu - Making some noise

OG Colin Porter - Mean and nasty

DE Hauoli Jamora - Big season ahead

OG Colin Tanigawa - Plays angry

WR Jermaine Kearse - All-American candidate

LB coach Mike Cox - Intense and fiery

OL coach Dan Cozzetto - Fun to watch

K Erik Folk - In the groove

CB Marcus Peters - Athletic as hell

RB Chris Polk - Career rushing champ?

C Drew Schaefer - Heady player

CB/S Justin Glenn - Coming on

DE/LB Josh Shirley - Unleash Hell

OT Dexter Charles - Future looks bright

DT Lawrence Lagafuaina - Getting there

CB Quinton Richardson - Need him healthy

WR DiAndre Campbell - Could really surprise

Head coach Steve Sarkisian - Loves to coach

Defensive coordinator Nick Holt - Awesome

Those aren't all of the players and coaches, but it's a good taste of what we saw during fall camp this year.


Dawgman Fall Camp Awards

'Best Freshman' Award- Kasen Williams - If he hadn't been here for spring ball, this would have likely gone to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. From the moment Williams stepped on the field, you knew he was something special. One-handed, acrobatic catches are the norm, but unlike some acrobatic receivers, he doesn't struggle with the easy ones.

'Best Freshman' Award runner-up - Danny Shelton - It's going to be impossible to keep Shelton off the field this year. He's an impressive kid and he learns quickly. He made a nuisance of himself pretty early in camp and hasn't fallen off one bit.

'All Smiles' Award - Keith Price - There isn't a better example of a positive attitude on the field than Price. He's always smiling and encourages his teammates to excel and give it their all. The players love him and he's running the team like it's his.

'Let's Get It Started' Award - Chris Polk - He hates fall camp because he doesn't get to do what he does best very often -- abuse the defense. With him missing time, younger guys like Jesse Callier and Bishop Sankey have gotten a lot of reps, but when things go live, expect Polk to be in the backfield.

'Lock-It-Down' Award - Desmond Trufant - Trufant knows he needs to really step up this year after suffering through a bit of a sophomore slump. He's been physical and really showed off his speed this month. Hopefully that carries over to the regular season.

'Don't Screw It Up' Award - Jimmie Dougherty - Talk about an embarrassment of riches. You have the Parade Player of the Year come in and he might not even start? With Jermaine Kearse, Devin Aguilar, Kevin Smith, James Johnson, DiAndre Campbell and Kasen Williams, the Huskies could have the best and deepest wide receiver corps in the country. Even Dougherty admits his job is to "not screw it up" and it will be pretty hard to do that. Keeping them all happy and motivated are his main concerns.

'Don't Worry, I'll Be Fine' Award - Alameda Ta'amu - Many were concerned when Ta'amu showed up at practice with a cast on his right hand. Sarkisian said "he's a defensive lineman, he'll be fine" and Ta'amu has reiterated what his coach said. To say the Huskies need him to be everything they should be on defense is an understatement, but with him healing up in camp it has allowed players like Shelton, Lawrence Lagafuaina and Sione Potoae to get more reps which will benefit the defense down the road.

'Difference-Maker' Award - Austin Seferian-Jenkins - The talented freshman has been as good as advertised and this fall he will be a difference-maker for an offense that has lacked a threat since Sarkisian arrived in 2009. Could he be an All-American this year? He has that ype of potential.

'The Man In The Middle' Award - Cort Dennison - If Ta'amu and company play up to snuff, Dennison could have a big season. Last year the senior linebacker posted 93 tackles, but he should be able to get into triple-digits this fall. More than anything, Dennison needs to be the leader for the defense and when things get tough the players all look to him to be the calm in the storm.


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