A Husky Legacy? Don't tell Benn

Husky fans didn't blink twice when Jason Benn decided it was time to be a Dawg. After all, it was expected, right? Maybe to those on the outside looking in, but to Benn he needed to be comfortable. After all, he is going to be here for a while.

For the 6-4, 245 Benn, it all just came together in January, and after dalliances with Notre Dame and UCLA he figured that home is where he should be. I don't think people are going to be doing much comparing between Jason Benn, a tight end, and his older brother Kyle, a former stalwart on the offensive line. All they share is a last name and a passion for the game.

"Oh yeah," Benn told Dawgman.com when asked if Kyle gave him any brotherly advice. "He helped me out in terms of what to expect, and not to say anything that might piss off the upper classmen." (laughs)

Jason got a head start on the other frosh as he worked out with his brother before Kyle headed off to Tennessee to join the Titans. "He showed me a few tricks," Benn said. "It's been tough getting up at 6AM and then getting here by 7AM and going at it. We would go lift weights, run, and do plyometrics until 10:30 or 11:00."

Something must have translated over, as Benn looked sharp catching balls with his new TE teammate, Ben Bandel. "No drops," Jason said, simply. "It was fun out there. It's a lot harder work than it seems, but when we get out there with the big guys on, it'll be even tougher."

And his vision of the immediate future? "I'm just hoping to get a chance to play, but if not, I'll redshirt and go hard next season," he said. "I have no problem with wherever they want me to play, tight end or defensive line."

Get used to it, Husky fans. You'll be calling them 'Benn-Bandel' for years to come.

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