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  2023 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: QB Michael Penix Jr., Sr., Washington,...Penix Jr. is in the Top 10 in passing touchdowns (32; fourth), passing yards (3,899; second), passing yards per game (324.9; second), points responsible four (212; seventh), total offense (323.8; fifth) and 11th in passing efficiency (163.3). He has thrown for over 300 yards in eight games and three or more touchdowns in six contests. In addition to his two finalist honors announced today, Penix Jr. is a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. - Washington Football

rSr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  2023 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: WR Rome Odunze, Jr., Washington,...At the conclusion of the regular season, Odunze ranks in the Top 10 nationally in receiving touchdowns (13; sixth), receiving yards (1,326; fourth), receiving yards per game (110.5; fourth) and 15th in total touchdowns (15). Against three currently ranked AP Top 25 teams, he has racked up 20 catches for 298 yards and four touchdowns. - Washington Football

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  On the first day of his last year of college football, Edefuan Ulofoshio was back in the middle of it all Monday morning during Washington's first spring practice. "It is just a blessing to be out here, man," the senior linebacker said. "Honestly, it's a blessing to just be talking to you guys (in the media) again. Because I understand that it's not guaranteed. You know, things happen. So just taking it one day at a time, man. It's just fun. I'm just really enjoying it right now." Entering his sixth season at UW, Ulofoshio has experienced a little bit of everything during his college career.

A former walk-on, he emerged as a starting middle linebacker late in 2019, then earned some All-America recognition in 2020. But he's missed significant time the past two seasons with multiple injuries. Finally healthy again, Ulofoshio has an earned perspective going into his final season. He sees this last chapter more as a new beginning, part of the reason he chose to switch his uniform number from No. 48 to No. 5. "Mostly because I just feel like I just want to come in with something to prove," he said. "You know, '48' did a lot of things here. But number 5 hasn't done anything on this field. So I'm just trying to make a name for myself right now." - Seattle Times


rSr/2024 ILB Edefuan UlofoshioWashington
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  Mississippi State football has been busy already this offseason, getting new coaches and transfers in the mix. Under new head coach Zach Arnett and new offensive coordinator Kevin Barbay, among others, the Bulldogs held their first practice of the spring on Tuesday. Familiar faces like starting quarterback Will Rogers were mixed in with newcomers like Mike Wright, the Vanderbilt transfer who offers something different to the offense as a dual-threat quarterback.

Testing out Rogers under center instead of in shotgun formation and utilizing running backs more often, this offense will look different than the Air Raid scheme made famous by the late Mike Leach. But that doesn't mean it will lack excitement. "It was different," Rogers said. "We started practice really, really fast with some up-tempo plays. It was good to be out flying around with the guys and learning new schemes, so we're all trying to get the hang of that." This was not only Barbay's first practice with Mississippi State, but it was Arnett's first spring practice as head coach. Barbay's tenure at Appalachian State saw the Mountaineers finish 21st in the country last season in rushing offense at nearly 205 yards a game. That means Mississippi State's running back corps, led by Jo'quavious "Woody" Marks, will see plenty of touches this fall. - The Dispatch


rSr/2025 QB Will RogersWashington
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  The Huskies do bring back a troop of contributors - including junior Cameron Davis (522 rushing yards, 4.9 YPC, 13 TD), senior Richard Newton and sophomores Will Nixon and Sam Adams II. They've added Arizona State transfer Daniyel Ngata and three-star freshman Tybo Rogers as well. There is no shortage of functioning feet. But RB Dillon Johnson's versatility may be invaluable. "He's dynamic in every way," UW coach Kalen DeBoer said on Pac-12 Network on Feb. 1. "He's dynamic as a football player. He's a dynamic personality. You can just tell it's going to be a lot of fun. "He'll always catch the ball, and his personality and his ability to be physical [helps], and when he has to stay in for pass protection he'll do a great job there. So well-rounded as a football player. He's a home run hitter that I feel like can be a piece to make our program and our offense even better than it was a year ago."

Granted, baseball was about the only sport Johnson didn't play at St. Joseph High School. But in Seattle, he'll swing for the fences. "It's going to be scary, man," said Johnson, who will participate in 12 April practices after arriving on March 25 and enrolling for the spring quarter. "I feel like I'm going to be really scary in the offense. I haven't shown anywhere near my potential. I had a really good team at State, but I just felt like we did some things that didn't work out sometimes. We kind of hurt ourselves sometimes. "With this system and the way they use the running backs, I just feel like I'm going to blossom." - Seattle Times


Sr/2024 RB Dillon JohnsonWashington
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  From the diamond at Dudy Noble Field to the gridiron at Davis Wade Stadium, Super Bulldog Weekend will look different in Starkville this year. Mississippi State is hosting the annual event April 14-16 which centers around a baseball series against rival and reigning national champion Ole Miss. However, this year's festivities will have new touches which were announced by the university Monday.

At noon on April 15, Mississippi State football will host its spring game. In previous seasons, former coach Mike Leach implemented a format resembling an organized scrimmage as opposed to the traditional spring game. First-year coach Zach Arnett is returning to the typical format of maroon vs. white. The baseball matchup following the spring football game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. Following the game, country music artist Brett Eldredge will perform at Dudy Noble Field. - The Clarion Ledger


rSr/2025 QB Will RogersWashington
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  Rome Odunze was the last one left. On Thursday, the sophomore wide receiver followed eight teammates - quarterback Michael Penix Jr., wide receiver Jalen McMillan, edges Bralen Trice and Zion Tupuola-Fetui, left tackle Troy Fautanu, defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa, running back Richard Newton and tight end Devin Culp - in announcing a return to Washington in 2023.

The 6-foot-3, 201-pound wideout earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in his third season in Seattle - compiling 75 catches, 1,145 receiving yards, 15.3 yards per reception and eight total touchdowns in 12 games. Odunze's career includes 122 catches, 1,632 yards and 12 touchdowns in 25 career games. - The Seattle Times


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  Former Washington and Virginia running back Wayne Taulapapa officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, he announced on his Twitter page on Friday evening. He shined in his only season with the Washington Huskies this year, putting up the best numbers of his college football career. Taulapapa racked up over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 12 total touchdowns. Per his Twitter account: "Always been a dream chaser, so why not me Grateful for each of you and the love and care I received both from my UVA and UW family CFB has been nothing but good to the kid from La'ie, Hawai'i! With that being said Big Papa/Samoan Slasher out #2023NFLDRAFT - Wayne Taulapapa Twitter

rSr/2023 RB Wayne TaulapapaWashington
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  While balloons fell and fireworks popped inside the Alamodome, Rome Odunze stood atop a ladder and led the Husky marching band. The third-year sophomore wide receiver waved both arms as his classmates played, "Tequila." But was it also Odunze's swan song in San Antonio? The 6-foot-3, 201-pound wideout and first-team All-Pac-12 performer - who contributed five catches for 57 yards in No. 12 Washington's 27-20 win over No. 20 Texas - has yet to announce whether he'll declare for the 2023 NFL draft.

On Thursday, Odunze said only that "I don't know what I'm doing. It should be coming out soon here. I'm closing in on a decision. It should be coming soon." A growing club of contributors - quarterback Michael Penix Jr., wide receiver Jalen McMillan, left tackle Troy Fautanu, edges Bralen Trice and Zion Tupuola-Fetui, and defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa - have each announced they're returning in 2023. Fifth-year running back Richard Newton and tight end Devin Culp joined that list Thursday as well. Odunze - who compiled 75 catches, 1,145 receiving yards, 15.3 yards per reception and eight touchdowns in 12 games this fall - is the final domino to fall. Perhaps his song will have a sequel. - Seattle Times


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  Michael Penix, Jr. threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and No. 12 Washington held off No. 21 Texas 27-20 on Thursday night in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Texas scored 10 late points, pulling within seven on Bert Auburn's 26-yard field goal with 1:40 remaining, then failed on an onside kick try. The Longhorns (8-5) stopped the Huskies (11-2) on the ensuing possession and took over on their own 16 with 32 seconds and got to the Washington 40 on the final play of the game. Penix finished the season with 4,641 yards passing to break the 20-year-old Washington season mark of 4,458 set by Cody Pickett. And while Washington relied heavily on the pass game, its had success on the ground with 158 yards, including a 46-yard option TD run by Wayne Taulapapa in the first quarter.

Penix led back-to-back scoring drives of 75 and 90 yards in the second half to stretch the Huskies' lead to 17. He was 32 of 55, completed passes to eight receivers, and connected with Taj Davis and Jalen McMillan for scores. "They did a nice job of extending drives," Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said. "They had three straight drives of 16, 13 and 14 plays that resulted in 17 points. But in the end I was proud of our guys. They continued to battle; gave us a chance at the end. We just didn't make enough plays." Texas was without star running back Bijon Robinson, and rushed for just 51 yards. Robinson, who led the Longhorns with 1,580 yards and 18 TDs, skipped the game to prepare for the NFL draft. - Washington/AP College Football


rSr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  Troy Fautanu - a second-team All-Pac-12 selection this fall - will return for a fifth season in 2023, he announced Monday night. Fautanu, a fourth-year sophomore, started all 12 games this fall, 11 of them at left tackle. He was named Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week following UW's 39-28 win over Michigan State on Sept. 17. A Henderson, Nevada, native and former Liberty High School standout, Fautanu has appeared in 25 games - starting 15 - across four seasons in Seattle. Fautanu and redshirt freshman right tackle Roger Rosengarten will be back to anchor the Husky offensive line next season. - Seattle Times

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  Washington's top edge rushers are sticking together - and returning to Montlake. Bralen Trice and Zion Tupuola-Fetui will forego the NFL draft and play for the Huskies again in 2023, the pair announced together in a video posted Sunday on Twitter. The pass-rushing duo joins quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa in announcing returns to UW this month. Trice - a fourth-year junior from Phoenix - will look to build on a 2022 season during which he earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after producing 33 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks. And Tupuola-Fetui will return for a sixth season in Seattle after contributing 27 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble. - Seattle Times

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  Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim and UCLA linebacker Laiatu Latu were named college football's comeback players of the year on Tuesday. Penix transferred to Washington after four seasons at Indiana, each ending with a serious injury. With the Huskies, Penix played all 12 games and heads into the postseason leading the nation with 363 yards passing per game. Washington (10-2) will face Texas (8-4) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29. The comeback player of the year is presented by College Sports Communicators in association with the Fiesta Bowl. Winners are chosen by AP Top 25 voters, sports information directors and Fiesta Bowl Organization representatives. - AP College Football

rSr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: WR/RS Jeremiah Hunter, Jr.,...Played in and started 11 games while missing one full contest against Washington and part of another at Colorado due to injury. Led team with career high 965 yards receiving while also establishing career bests of 60 receptions and five touchdown catches that were second-best on the squad, while adding career highs of 19 punt returns, 2023 punt return yards and 1168 all-purpose yards. Ranks among Pac-12 and national leaders in receiving yards per game (87.7, #3 Pac-12, #19 NCAA), receiving yards (#5 Pac-12, #28 NCAA). receptions per game (5.5, #7 Pac-12, #47T NCAA) and receptions (#8 Pac-12, #51T NCAA). - California Football

rJr/2025 WR Jeremiah HunterWashington
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: PK Peyton Henry, Sr., Washington,...Henry, a senior from Danville, Calif., will finish his Husky career as the program's all-time leading scorer, with 393 points heading into the Alamo Bowl. In 2022, he made 17 out of 20 field goal attempts, was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week three times, and made game-winners in back-to-back weeks to beat ranked teams vs. Oregon State and at Oregon. - Washington Football

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