Fall Camp - Day 6 Practice

Saturday marked the second day of full pads for the Huskies, but it was the first time the media and the fans had a chance to see the Huskies going full-contact on the field. The two-hour session was marked by two very nice offensive plays, both ignited by redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams and some nice plays by the defense on a sunny day on the western shore of Lake Washington...

Williams had probably his best practice of camp, notching the offensive play of the day, a beautiful 50-yard strike to Darrell Daniels who had gotten behind freshman S Budda Baker.

Williams also hit Josh Perkins for a 21-yard score in 7-on-7 work. Perkins had to make a circus catch as the ball was batted by two defenders, one of them being Jermaine Kelly, before he hauled in the pass and got one foot down for the touchdown.

Both plays garnered cheers and applause from the couple hundred spectators who were in attendance as well as the coaches and offensive players.

Defense Has Its Moments: The defense also had its time to shine when they made several plays in 11-on-11 work.

Hauoli Kikaha beat LT Micah Hatchie off the line and got in for a touch sack on QB Cyler Miles for one play while, on another play a short time after, Jermaine Kelly batted a ball down that would have been a short score for Marvin Hall.

Sophomore DB Kevin King had the last big play for the defense, knocking Perkins out of bounds before he could haul in a pass from Williams that would have resulted in another touchdowns.

Big Practices For Daniels and Durkee: Like we mentioned in the offensive play of the day, Daniels showed great quickness, ball-awareness and soft hands when he hauled in that pretty pass from Williams for a 50-yard touchdown, but when drew a lot of hoots and hollers from those watching practice was his bone-jarring crack-back block on Andrew Hudson in the full-contact team session toward the end of practice.

Durkee had one of his most consistent practices ever, hitting almost every punt consistently, whether he was facing a rush or not.

He also worked on his placement and getting the ball to turn over, resulting in mammoth kicks.

Is Durkee starting to take over the top spot at punter? Judging by his consistency today and Tristan Vizcaino's struggles, that looks to be the case, but there's still a long way to go before we know who the starting punter will be.

Walking Wounded: TE Michael Hartvigson (cast/sling on arm), WR John Ross (boot on foot) and WR Kendyl Taylor (cast on arm) were the three most noticeable guys who showed up injured today.

Taylor was the only one of the three to take part in practice.

Joe Mathis did a lot of work on the side today, but he was dressed out in his practice gear while Scott Lawyer continues to wear the yellow jersey that allows him to practice, but he was not available for full-contact work.

QBs Go Live: Speaking of full contact work, the quarterbacks actually got in on the action as well as all but K.J. Carta-Samuels took off their gold practice jerseys and all three were knocked around a bit toward the end of practice.

Jeff Lindquist was the only one that actually lowered his head and was stopped on an inside run.

Myles took his run outside for a score (although the defense claimed there was a hold, but it was not called by the referees in attendance).

Williams, the least likely to run of the three, didn't run the ball, but he did take a small hit when he threw a pass that went incomplete.

Faces In The Crowd: The Miami Dolphins had a scout on hand to take a look at some of the guys and former Husky great Dave Hoffman was also down the field talking with people.

There were several recruits in the house including Bellevue (Wa.) OT Henry Roberts, Beaverton (Or.) OT Jared Hilbers and O'Dea (Seattle, Wa.) RB Myles Gaskin.

**The Huskies will have another practice today, this afternoon, but it will be closed to the media and public

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