Dawgman.com Football 105: 70-61

With fall camp a week away and the summer nearly gone, Dawgman.com has something to unveil that we've been working on the last couple of months. It's the Dawgman 105, a comprehensive list of who we have picked as the greatest Washington football players and coaches of all time.

This list was initially compiled by Dawgman.com Editor-In-Chief Chris Fetters and Andy Poehlman, a longtime contributor to Dawgman.com and Sports Washington magazine. Dave Samek, the Dawgman, broke all ties and put the complete list together. Then it was sent to Dave Torrell, the Curator of the Husky Hall of Fame, for some final tweaking. And what you see today is the fourth segment of our final list.
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70. Nesby Glasgow - An electric player and one of Don James' top early defensive backs, Glasgow, from Lynnwood, Calif. was a two-time All-Pac-8 and All-America pick in 1977 and 1978. In the 1978 Rose Bowl win over No. 4-ranked Michigan, it was Glasgow's interception with 32 seconds left in the game to preserve the victory for the Huskies. Glasgow was also the first big-time punt returner for James, leading the '76, '77, and '78 teams in punt returns. Glasgow was drafted in the eighth round by then then-Baltimore Colts in 1979. He played 14 seasons in the NFL with two teams; Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks, amassing nearly 2000 yards as a punt returner in the pros. Glasgow was recognized as part of the UW Century team and was elected to the Husky Hall of Fame in 2001.

69. Larry Tripplett - Tripplett was a stalwart of the Rick Neuheisel years at Washington, a two-time first team All-Pac-10 and All-American pick in 2000 and 2001. The 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle from Westchester High in Los Angeles was the anchor of a 2000 Rose Bowl championship team and a Lombardi Award semifinalist in 2001, the award given out to the best lineman in the country. During the 2000 season, Tripplett had a monster game against then No. 4 Miami at Husky Stadium, twice sacking Hurricanes quarterback Ken Dorsey in the Huskies' 34-29 victory over No. 4 Miami, also blocking a second-quarter field-goal attempt and recovering a key fumble in the fourth quarter to preserve the Huskies' win. For his efforts, Tripplett was named the Columbia Bank/KOMO Radio player of the game. And in the Huskies' 33-30 win over No. 23 Oregon State, Tripplett dropped OSU RB Ken Simonton for a key three-yard loss on a draw play that pushed back a potentially game-tying field goal wide right. Tripplett was drafted in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and played seven seasons with the Colts, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks.

68. Lonzell Hill - The son of Pro Bowl receiver J.D. Hill, Lonzell 'Mo' Hill was a 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver from Stockton, Calif. that ran a 4.5 40 and was known for his toughness and elusiveness in the open field. Mo earned All-Conference, All-Coast and All-America mention during his years at UW (1983-86), producing a career where he's still top-10 all time in receptions per game (3.11), receiving yards (1766), touchdowns (16), yards per reception (15.8) and yards per game (49.1). Hill's best game may have been in 1985, when he helped Chris Chandler and the Washington offense drive 98 yards with less than four minutes left to beat USC 20-17 in Seattle, pulling in a couple of key fourth down passes to keep the drive alive and then catching a 13-yard pass for the game-winning play with 56 seconds left. You can see the drive in its entirety HERE. Hill eventually played seven seasons of professional football, four in the NFL and three in the CFL after being drafted in the second round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Mo was quite productive in his four years at New Orleans, catching 136 passes for 1696 yards.

67. Kevin Gogan - Gogan, from Pacifica, Calif., was a massive offensive lineman for the Huskies from 1983-86 and as a three-year starter who helped UW to a 25-9-1 record during those years. Gogan, known for his size and his nasty, physical play, helped the 1984 Huskies win an Orange Bowl over Oklahoma and the 1985 Huskies win a Freedom Bowl over Colorado. The 6-foot-7, 295-pound Gogan was an Honorable Mention All-American selection as a senior. Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the eighth round of the 1987 NFL Draft and parlayed that pick into a 14-year pro career with five teams - highlighted by two Super Bowl Championships with Dallas for the 1992 and 1993 seasons, as well as three Pro Bowl appearances. Gogan was also known for his durability in the NFL, not missing a game from 1989 until the end of his pro career in 2000.

66. Fletcher Jenkins - Following in the footsteps of Doug Martin and Rusty Olsen, Fletcher Jenkins was the next great defensive tackle that made his mark early in the Don James era of Washington football, known for his exceptional quickness, great work habits and strength as a pass rushers. After graduating from Lakes High School, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Jenkins was one of only two true freshmen - Mark Jerue was the other - to play in 1978, the year after UW's first Rose Bowl under James. He stepped in for an injured Martin in 1979 before missing out on the 1980 Sun Bowl due to injury. Eventually Jenkins would become a two-time All-Conference, All-Coast and an All-American in 1981, the same year he became the first UW lineman to ever win the Morris Trophy, given out to the conference's best lineman - offense or defense. He also helped the 1980 and 1981 teams to Rose Bowl appearances before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the eighth round of the 1982 NFL Draft.

65. Don McKeta - Considered one of the toughest guys under Jim Owens, McKeta holds a special place in Husky lore for a few instances during his career that went from 1958-61. McKeta is one of only two UW players to ever win the Guy Flaherty Award twice - in 1959 and 1960, also winning All-Conference honors twice and All-Coast honors in 1960. And while players like Bob Schloredt, George Fleming, Charlie Mitchell and Roy McKasson get a lot of credit for the 1959 and 1960 winning Rose Bowl teams, McKeta was captain for both those teams, the only player in Husky history that can say he captained two Rose Bowl teams. As a show of his toughness, McKeta suffered a giant cut in his leg against WSU in 1960, but had the gash sewed up. McKeta went back in the game and went on to make the winning conversion to put UW in the Rose Bowl. McKeta is also responsible for one of the great plays in Husky history. Down 6-0 late in their 1960 game to Oregon at Husky Stadium, Washington had a fourth-and-six at midfield. They went for it. Quarterback Bob Hivner, who also had three picks in the game on defense, threw a short pass to McKeta. McKeta darted upfield and then headed toward the north sideline. The Oregon defense thought McKeta was going out of bounds to stop the clock, but McKeta turned the corner and went all the way for a touchdown. When Fleming kicked the extra point, the Huskies had won 7-6. McKeta was named as part of the 1984 Husky Hall of Fame class.

64. Mark Lee - 1979 was an amazing year for Mark Lee. Not only was the 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback/return specialist from Hanford, Calif. an All-Conference, All-Coast and All-American selection for Washington that year, but he also had three punt returns for touchdowns that season - something only duplicated by the great Beno Bryant in 1990. Two of the returns, a 53-yarder against Oregon and a 64-yarder versus California, were instrumental in the Huskies winning those games. In the 1979 Sun Bowl, Lee batted a Texas option pitch, which was eventually recovered by UW at the Texas 23. The Huskies scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on that drive. Lee was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1980 NFL Draft and eventually played 12 years of pro ball. He played for the Packers from 1980 to 1990 and started 140 of 157 games, picking off 31 passes.

63. Mark Stewart - Stewart, an outside linebacker from Palo Alto, Calif., was a real pest for opposing offenses in the early 80's for UW. In fact, you could argue he was Jason Chorak before Jason Chorak came to UW, such was his prowess roaming in opposition backfields. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Stewart still holds the all time record for sacks in a game with five versus UCLA in 1982, equalled only by Ron Holmes the following year. That was part of a 15 solo tackle effort, third all time and the most solo tackles made in a game ever since. That year Stewart finished with 10 sacks, good enough for sixth all time when talking about the single season sack record. Stewart is third all time in tackles for loss with 49, number three in tackles for loss yards with 231, and top-10 all time in total tackles by a linebacker with 339. Those numbers propelled Stewart into the national scene when talking about the best linebackers in the country, named a two time All-American in 1980 and 1982. Stewart was also an All-Conference and All-Coast pick in 1982. Just as important, Stewart was a great student as well, named twice an Academic All-American. In 1983, he won a prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship and was named to the 2008 Husky Hall of Fame class. Stewart now coaches football at Meadowdale High School, a position he's held since 2000.

62. Jason Chorak - The 'Croatian Sensation' was a hybrid defensive lineman/outside linebacker during the Jim Lambright years that caused havoc whenever he played the game and stuffed all the Washington stat sheets when it came to sacks and tackles for loss. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Chorak, from Vashon Island, was a two-time All-Conference and All-American for the Huskies, eventually setting the all time UW record for career tackles-for-loss (61.5) and sacks in a season (14.5). One of Chorak's greatest games at Husky Stadium was in 1996 when the Huskies defeated BYU 29-17. The quarterback for the 14-1 Cougars was current UW Head Coach Steve Sarkisian. The Husky defense sacked Sarkisian eight times that game, eventually sending him in the Provo, Utah hospital for an MRI on his knee. Chorak had three of those sacks, and also put Sarkisian to the turf for a safety, yet Chorak wasn't the one with the most sacks that day - that honor went to Mac Tuiaea. "Jason Chorak, I know that guy. He sacked me five times, four in the first half. He killed me," Sarkisian would later say.

61. Roy McKasson - McKasson, an undersized offensive lineman from Clover Park High, was a linchpin in Washington's 1959 and 1960 Rose Bowl Championship teams under legendary Husky Head Coach Jim Owens. "Roy was a great representative of the linemen during that period," Owens said. "We were fortunate he came to the University of Washington because he wasn't very big - 190 to 205 pounds was the standard for that time - but he was tough. With his love for the game and his aggressiveness and leadership, he was able to stand right up there with the best of the players." McKasson was a consensus All-Conference, All-Coast and All-American pick in 1960, and was co-captain of the 1961 team. He was named part of the 1987 Husky Hall of Fame class.


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