UW Football To Honor Senior Players

SEATTLE - The University of Washington football program will recognize a total of 26 senior players who will be participating in the final home game of their careers Saturday when the Huskies play Stanford in a Pacific-10 Conference contest at Husky Stadium.

Each of the 26 seniors will be individually recognized prior to the game's scheduled 12:30 p.m. kickoff. The team will enter the stadium from the Northwest tunnel of the stadium then the players will form two lines through which each senior will enter the field.

Tickets to see Saturday's final regular-season home game are available by calling 206/543-2200 or by clicking here.

"Senior Day is always a special, yet bittersweet, time for the young men who have provided a significant commitment to the University of Washington and the Husky football program," said head coach Tyrone Willingham. "Each of the players we will honor Saturday, in their own way, will take with them a lifetime of memories and the knowledge that they contributed something special to this institution and helped build a championship future for Husky football."

Among the seniors who will be playing their final home games in a Husky uniform on Saturday are a number of familiar names who have been significant contributors during their careers at the UW. Players such as multi-talented quarterback Isaiah Stanback, receivers Sonny Shackelford and Marlon Wood, tailback Kenny James and linemen Stanley Daniels and Clay Walker have been mainstays as starters on the offensive side of the ball. On the defensive side, linemen Brandon Ala and Donny Mateaki, linebackers Tahj Bomar and Scott White and defensive backs Matt Fountaine, Dashon Goldson, Chris Hemphill and C.J. Wallace have formed the core of a solid unit. Punter Sean Douglas has emerged as one of the best in the nation and Michael Braunstein is as consistent as any kicker in the Pac-10.

In addition, special teams and service players such as Michael Book, William Kava, Alex Mercier, Durrell Moss, Joel Nelson, Josh Okoebor, Troy Perry and Felix Sweetman have played a major role in the Husky football program.

2006 Husky Football Seniors (Scroll down for career stats)
Name Pos. Ht./Wt. Hometown High School 
Brandon Ala DE 6-3 / 260 Waianae, Hawai'i Kamehameha 
Tahj Bomar OLB 6-2 / 225 Kent, Wash. Kentwood 
Michael Book PK 6-3 / 195 Renton, Wash. Liberty 
Michael Braunstein PK 5-8 / 185 Gilbert, Ariz. Gilbert 
Stanley Daniels DE 6-4 / 320 San Diego, Calif. Marian Catholic 
Sean Douglas P 6-2 / 230 Bellevue, Neb. East 
Matt Fountaine CB 5-11 / 180 Oakland, Calif. Bishop O'Dowd 
Dashon Goldson CB 6-2 / 205 Compton, Calif. Narbonne 
Chris Hemphill FS 6-6 / 235 Gardena, Calif. Serra 
Kenny James RB 5-10 / 215 Dos Palos, Calif. Dos Palos 
William Kava OG 6-3 / 305 Kaneoho, Hawai'i Iolani 
Donny Mateaki DT 6-5 / 285 Honolulu, Hawai'i Iolani 
Alex Mercier WR 6-1 / 190 Edmonds, Wash. Blanchet 
Durrell Moss DB 6-1 / 215 Orange, Calif. Orange 
Joel Nelson DE 6-4 / 250 Seattle, Wash. Ballard 
Josh Okoebor CB 5-10 / 175 Colton, Calif. Fontana 
Mark Palaita FB 5-10 / 245 Waipahu, Hawai'i (Seattle) Kennedy 
Troy Perry CB 5-11 / 200 Seattle, Wash. Franklin 
Shelton Sampson TB 5-11 / 210 Lakewood, Wash. Clover Park 
Sonny Shackelford WR 6-2 / 180 Los Angeles, Calif. Beverly Hills 
Isaiah Stanback QB 6-3 / 215 Seattle, Wash. Garfield 
Felix Sweetman QB 6-2 / 225 Lakewood, Wash. Lakes 
Clay Walker OG 6-4 / 305 Scottsdale, Ariz. Horizon 
C.J. Wallace SS 6-0 / 210 Sacramento, Calif. Grant Union 
Scott White OLB 6-1 / 235 Lemon Grove, Calif. Mission Bay 
Marlon Wood WR 5-10 / 185 Tampa, Fla. Hillborough 

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