Dawgman.com Football 105: 60-51

With fall camp just a few days 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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60. Chris Chandler - In many ways Chandler is the prototypical Husky quarterback. He was a hometown kid (from Everett), a tall pocket passer, athletic enough to run the option (Don James expected all his QBs to be able to run it) and had a booming arm. However, in many ways Chandler cut against the grain of the James-era QBs to that point. He was brash (some might say arrogant), he was a gambler and he didn't practice nearly as hard as he played on Saturdays. That last bit in itself makes it a testament to Chandler's play that he ever saw the field under James--a man obsessed with practice performance. Chandler's performance peak at Washington probably came during his sophomore year, when he lead a late drive from the Husky 1-yard line to beat USC with the help of some sensational catches by Lonzell Hill (#68). After the promising sophomore start, Chandler saw real improvement in his junior season, leading Washington to wins over 10th ranked Ohio State and 11th ranked BYU and finishing the season with 2,193 yards passing. Chandler entered his senior season as a Heisman contender, but never quite lived up to that billing and took a step back statistically in his final year. Still, all-in-all, Chandler will be remembered for his prototypically, his penchant for airing the ball out and his last minute drive against USC.

59. Tom Greenlee - A captain on Jim Owens' 1966 Husky football squad Greenlee was an unlikely All-American at Defensive End standing just 6-0 and 195 pounds. In fact, Greenlee had originally been recruited by Owens to play tailback out of Garfield High in Seattle, but was moved to defensive back shortly after his arrival on Montlake. However, despite Greenlee's small stature, he played the kind of hard-nosed game Owens' teams made famous and Owens had him moved to the defensive line, where he excelled. Greenlee was drafted as a defensive back by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round of the 1967 draft. Greenlee was part of the 1987 Husky Hall of Fame class.

58. Jerramy Stevens - Stevens was a colossus on the field and a calamity away from it. He showed up at Jim Lambright's fall camp in 1998 as a 6-foot-7, 220-pound quarterback from River Ridge High School in Lacey, and was moved to tight end during his freshman year. When Rick Neuheisel took over for Lambright in 1999, Stevens became a focal point in Neuheisel's offenses, going from second team Freshman All-America honors in his first year to 2nd Team All-America honors in his second. Though Stevens played well his final year (he would be picked in the first round of the NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks), his two legacies at the UW will remain his contribution to the UW's Rose Bowl run in his sophomore year and his horrific off-field behavior.

57. Jeff Toews - Two-time All Conference Offensive Lineman Jeff Toews was one of the early indicators of Don James' ability to develop offensive lineman. Toews hailed from San Jose, California and along with Blair Bush in 1977 helped push open holes for Joe Steele and protect, paving Washington's way to the Rose Bowl. After a good 1977 season at guard, Toews was moved out to tackle and excelled there as well, being named 2nd team All-America. Following his career at Washington, Toews was picked in the 2nd round of the NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins and retired back to the Bay Area following his playing days.

56. D'Marco Farr - Farr, the 6-foot-1, 265-pound defensive lineman from San Pablo, Calif. is in that special group of Huskies that can say they've won a National Championship in college and a Super Bowl in the pros. Farr was a key DL backup as a sophomore who played in all 12 games in 1991, helping Washington go undefeated and win a National Championship. He accounted for 19 tackles for loss his senior year for 90.5 yards, still top-10 all time records, earning Honorable Mention All-America honors. Undrafted in 1994, Farr signed with the Los Angeles Rams and played seven seasons for them. In 1995 Farr had 11.5 sacks and in 1999 had 8.5 sacks for a Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV. He retired after the following season, moving from the gridiron to the television and radio booth. Farr became a regular on Fox Sports Net with the Best Damn Sports Show and eventually took over as color commentator for the St. Louis Rams radio broadcast in 2009. From 2005 to 2007 Farr hosted his own show - the D'Marco Farr Show - on KSPN in Los Angeles.

55. Joe Kelly - Don James called Kelly, a 6-foot-1.5, 217-pound linebacker from Sun Valley, Calif. the 'sideline to sideline guy' - and for good reason. Kelly was relentless, eventually finishing his UW career (1982-85) with 401 total tackles, good enough for seventh all time and earning him 1985 All-Conference and All-Coast honors, as well as the 1985 Guy Flaherty Award for most inspirational player voted on by his teammates. The high point of No. 36's Husky career came at the 1985 Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma, where Kelly had a key interception to set up a Rick Fenney 6-yard scamper to put the game out of reach with 4:48 left in the game. The NFL loved what they saw of Kelly in college, and the Cincinnati Bengals took him with their first round pick in 1987. Kelly ended up playing 11 years as a professional for six teams (Cincinnati, New York Jets, LA Raiders, LA Rams, Green Bay and Philadelphia). After he hung up his cleats professionally, Kelly went back to Cincinnati and started up K.E.L.L.Y. Youth Services, a non-profit organization that operates group homes in the Hamilton County, Ohio area.

54. Ray Frankowski - One of two UW players to be named All-America twice (in 1940 and 1941) Frankowski teamed with fellow Chicagoan Rudy Mucha to make one of the most feared and intense offensive lines in Husky history. have ever had. Following his career at Washington, where he was also a member of the UW's fencing and wrestling teams, Frankowski was picked in the 2nd round of the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers and went on to a 5 year NFL career. Frankowski was elected to the Husky Hall of Fame in 1986.

53. Reggie Rogers - Much like Stevens, Reggie Rogers' life on and off the field were polar opposites. Rogers, a defensive tackle from Sacramento, was a whirlwind for the Huskies in the mid-80's, racking up 20 sacks in his UW career from 1984-86. In Rogers' senior year he was named a consensus first team All-American, the Morris Trophy winner for the top lineman in the Pac-10 and an All-Conference member, just like he had done in 1985. Drafted seventh overall in the 1987 by Detroit, Rogers was flying. At the time it seemed like he could do no wrong. But his world (and others) came crashing down in 1988 when he killed three people in a car accident where it was revealed his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. For that crime, he spent 13 months in prison - and by 1992 he was out of the game entirely. In 2008, ESPN named him the 13th-biggest bust since the AFL-NFL merger. A year earlier, Yahoo! Sports named him the worst No. 7 pick since the merger. Unfortunately the 1988 accident isn't Rogers' only dealings with DUI's, having been cited six times - five in the state of Washington - and was given a sentence of two years in prison in 2009 for his string of DUI's and accidents and an additional year in 2011 for his sixth DUI conviction. Last year, Rogers was one of 75 former NFL players that sued the league because they felt the league knew about the lasting damage of head injuries but concealed the long-term effects until 2010. Fellow Huskies Lonzell Hill and Tony Covington were also named in the suit.

52. Junior Coffey - Even decades before the 'other' coffee craze swept Seattle, Pacific Northwesterners were appreciating this bit of strong Coffey. Junior Coffey was an unlikely Husky; he was a bashing, bruising, 6-2, 215 pound halfback from Dimmitt, TX, where he not only integrated his high school, but became the first African American to participate in the Texas State Tournament in basketball. Coffey's combination of a sturdy frame and superlative speed landed him as an honorable mention All-America his sophomore, junior and senior season at the University of Washington. Coffey totaled 1,604 yards while at Washington (which was good enough for 2nd all time when he left) and was drafted in the 7th round by Green Bay where he went on to win a Super Bowl. Coffey currently owns and trains racehorses at Emerald Downs.

51. Paul Skansi - After coming out of Peninsula HS in Gig Harbor, Paul Skansi was, to many people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington's version of Steve Largent. He had the same hands, the same body control and, for better or worse, the same unimpressive physical stature. Still, while he graded an F in 'look testing', Skansi was a prototypical James-era Husky: he wasn't pretty, he was gritty. Skansi started games in all four years of his time at Washington (41 total) and in his senior year was named All Pac-10 (as well as honorable mention All-America). He remains 3rd all time in number of catches (143) among Husky receivers and 5th all time in reception yards (1,992), though when he finished his career he was at the top of the list.


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