The Huskies continue their work this spring

The Huskies began week three of their spring practices on a cold Monday morning on the western shores of Lake Washington and there were some big plays featured in some of the full-team sessions...

Junior safety Budda Baker had the big play of the day to cap off practice.

During 11-on-11 work to finish practice, the offense had driven the ball down to the defense's 21 with :03 left on the clock and the offense trailing by three points.

Kicker Cameron Van Winkle lined up for a 38-yard attempt to tie the game, but Baker streaked in from the left side and blocked the kick, delighting his defensive teammates and getting pats on the head from the coaches.

The two-hour practice featured a lot of install along with several sessions of special teams work, but there were also some full team sessions that got things amped up a bit.

Monday's practice was probably quarterback Tony Rodriguez's best practice of the spring. 

The fourth-year junior made quick decisions and he put the ball in the right place on most of his throws.

One throw in particular encompassed Rodriguez's day.

In full-team work, Rodriguez dropped back and was pressured pretty quickly from his right side. He stepped up into the pocket and with Vita Vea in his face, he lobbed a perfect pass to the sideline where it fell into the hands of tight end Will Dissly.

The defense did make several nice plays, picking off a pass from K.J. Carta-Samuels in the endzone and Brandon Lewis had a near pick six go through his hands on the goal line on another play.

Some moves worth noting, Baker, while still doing most of his work with the defensive backs, got some work with the wide receivers while Chico McClatcher got some reps with the tailbacks during another session.

The Huskies will take Tuesday off before returning to the field on Wednesday morning.

Players Out/Limited: The Huskies added two more names to this list on Monday.

Kaleb McGary and Trevor Walker joined Ben Burr-KirvenBrandon BeaverQuinten PoundsBrayden LeniusAustin JoynerJared PuluJason Scrempos and John Clark in watching practice on Monday.


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