Each day, we'll highlight a member of the Washington Huskies and offer an interesting tidbit about each player.
Height/weight: 6-0, 190
High school: Dominguez (Long Beach, Calif.)
Husky highlights: He returned an interception 96 yards last season against Utah State. He was tackled at the Aggies’ 3-yard line, but not before setting the UW record for longest interception return. Missed the second half of last season after tearing his ACL, but in his first game back, he returned an interception 46 yards in the season opener against Rutgers.
Fast facts: He moved from cornerback to safety during his redshirt freshman season… He also excelled in basketball in high school and was rated the No. 12 cornerback in the nation by rivals.com.
Height/weight: 6-2, 233
High school: O’Dea (Seattle)
Husky highlights: Has handled the majority of long snaps this season. He played in three games last season.
Fast facts: In addition to long snapping at O’Dea, he also played tight end, quarterback and linebacker for the Irish, who were 31-6 in his three seasons (2010-12). … He joined the Huskies as an invited walk-on.
Year: True freshman
Height/weight: 5-10, 198
High school: Lovejoy (McKinney, Texas)
Husky highlights: He scored the game’s first touchdown last Saturday against Oregon State, a 19-yard reception from quarterback Jake Browning. Finished the game with career highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (49). Caught a 3-yard TD pass against Stanford and has 10 catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns for the season.
Fast facts: As a senior at Lovejoy, he caught 86 passes for 1,178 yards and 14 touchdowns while also rushing for two scores and returning two punts for touchdowns. … Ran the 100, 200 and 400 meters and also competed in the long jump in track.
Height/weight: 6-4, 289
High school: Hawaii Prep (Kamuela)
Husky highlights: He started first five games at right guard before missing the win over Oregon with an injury. He did not start in Saturday’s win at Oregon State, but he did play. He started two games last season.
Fast facts: His father, Bern, was a starting center for the Huskies (1986-89) and played eight seasons for the St. Louis Rams after being drafted in the first round. … Shane was on the Academic All-Pac-12 second team last year. … He won the discus and shot put at the Hawaii state championships as a junior in 2011.
Height/weight: 6-3, 246
High school: Mercer Island
Husky highlights: Started at quarterback in Washington’s season-opening win over Hawaii in 2014, throwing for 162 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown pass. … He had two rushing touchdowns in 2014 and one in 2015. … Moved to tight end this season, and has one reception. … Is the holder on extra points and field goals.
Fast facts: He was honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 last year. … Finished illustrious high-school career with 6,061 passing yards and 2,520 rushing yards and was one of five blue chips in The Seattle Times’ top-100 list of state recruits in 2011. … Also starred in basketball, and as a sprinter on the track team at Mercer Island.
Height/weight: 6-0, 181
High school: West Covina (Calif.)
Husky highlights: He has excelled on the field and in the classroom and in 2015 was first-team All-Pac-12 and second-team Academic All-Pac-12. He led the Pac-12 in pass breakups last season with 14, and also had four interceptions (tied for fourth in the conference) and three forced fumbles (tied for second in Pac-12). Has 19 tackles and one interception this season.
Fast facts: While at West Covina High, he played wide receiver, running back, cornerback, free safety and also returned kicks and punts. … He was rated the nation’s No. 73 cornerback recruit by ESPN and the No. 84 cornerback in the country by scout.com.
Height/weight: 6-5, 297
High school: Bellevue
Husky highlights: He has started all but three games the past two seasons at left guard, with an injury forcing him to miss two games last season and last Saturday’s game at Utah. He was named the team’s lineman of the week after the win over Portland State earlier this season. … Was Academic All-Pac-12 first team the past two years.
Fast facts: Played on four 3A state championship teams while at Bellevue. … He was rated the No. 13 prospect in the state of Washington as a high school senior by rivals.com and the state’s No. 8 prospect by scout.com … Was a finalist for the 2011 Seattle-King County National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Height/weight: 5-11, 185
High school: Cabrillo (Long Beach, Calif.)
Husky highlights: Started nine games last season and had two interceptions, and returned a fumble for a touchdown against Washington State. … Has an interception this season,against Oregon State. …. He had three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the win at Arizona, and was special teams player of the game for UW.
Fast facts: Transferred to Cabrillo High School after playing as a sophomore and junior at Lakewood (Calif.) High School. … He is the stepbrother of former Seahawk Walter Thurmond III.
Height/weight: 5-10, 174
High school: American Canyon (Calif.)
Husky highlights: Had best game of his career against Oregon, rushing for 61 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, and also had 52 yards on two catches, including a 44-yarder for a touchdown. … Has 220 yards rushing this season on 47 carries.
Fast facts: As a senior at American Canyon (35 miles northeast of San Francisco), he rushed for 2,004 yards on 189 carries (10.6 yards per carry) and 26 touchdowns. … He set American Canyon records for career rushing yards (4,976), rushing touchdowns (60), all-purpose yards (5,499) and points scored (374).