Thielke finds desert to his liking

When Husky fans think of the name Pelluer, they think of an amazing comeback against the Michigan Wolverines in 1983. When Brett Thielke, a 6-5, 285-pound lineman from Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline thinks of Pelluer, he doesn't think about Steve Pelluer. He thinks about Steve's brother.

"I just got back from the University of Arizona mini-camp a couple of hours ago," Thielke told Dawgman.com Sunday night. "One of my old coaches, Scott Pelluer, coaches down there now. He called up last week and asked me to come to the weekend camp. It was hard finding airfare at the last minute, but I was glad I went."

Not only was Brett able to soak in the sun the fun of Tucson, Arizona, he was able to snag a little hardware in the process. "At the end of camp today, I got one of the two outstanding offensive linemen awards," he said. "That was pretty cool. The weather wasn't cool, but I liked working out in 99 degree weather more than I thought I would."

His performance wasn't enough to get the Wildcat coaches to offer a full scholarship, but it sure sounds like Thielke is right on the cusp of breaking through. "A couple of colleges have told me they are close to offering me, but so far nothing," he said.

Brett won't be attending the Oregon NIKE camp Saturday because of spring camp at Skyline, but he will be attending the UW lineman Olympics on the 9th. "I am going to a couple of days of Oregon's summer camp, if my school will clear me to take some of my finals early," Thielke said. "I hope to do a couple of days of the UW camp too."

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