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Locker, Sarkisian pleased with QB’s 38-of-40

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on March 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm with 6 Comments »
March 30, 2011 3:05 pm

Just received a call from Don Ruiz, who is covering the UW pro day that features quarterback Jake Locker. It’s over, and he’s begun adding some details to this report and will add more later.

Some 200 scouts and media were there primarily to see Locker go through his paces. Also participating were linebackers Mason Foster, Victor Aiyewa and Brandon Huppert, offensive linemen Cody Habben and Ryan Tolar, defensive backs Nate Williams and Vonzell McDowell, and backs/receivers D’Andre Goodwin, Austin Sylvester and Dorson Boyce.

Among those spotted were Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and former UW head coach turned Browns assistant Keith Gilbertson.

Locker connected on 38 of 40 passes thrown with no rush or defensive backs. The two that were incomplete were on deep slant patterns just beyond the reach of tiring receivers.

Locker said it was his best performance in front of scouts, something Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian agreed with.

Locker: “I felt like it went well. I came out and I felt like I threw it as well as I could today. (I was) working on the same things I’ve been working on throughout this process. I just wanted to keep improving upon them, and I think I was able to do that today.”

Sark: I thought he threw great – not only the ball coming out of his hand and the accuracy. I thought his feet were good. I thought he had great demeanor. It’s not an easy workout to throw that many balls in a row. I think he ended 38 of 40, and the two he missed were pretty dang good throws, too. It was a nice performance.

Locker added that instead of going to New York for next month’s NFL Draft, he will spend it with his family in Ferndale.

“It’s an honor, and I appreciate the (invitation to New York),” he said. “But for me I want to be with the people that have been with me my whole life and helped me get to this point. I want to share that experience with them, and not all of them would be able to come to New York with me. So for me it makes more sense to be home where I grew up and where this all started.”

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  1. skippythedog says:

    great pic….bet he’s happy about that……

  2. What the h*** was the Trib thinking in using this pic for the story?! Do you think it is flattering Jake? To the team? Is this the best your photographer could do?

    Shame on you!

  3. arrowhead2003 says:

    TRIB… are you kidding???? Of all the really nice pictures in the gallery of this young man and you had to print the most unflattering????? Do yourselves a favor and change it out for one of the other ones. For crying out loud… a picture of his back or the turf only would have been more appropriate.

  4. Sheesh… with all the other issues going on in the world the TNT makes a big deal out of a mediocre local QB trying to get a big paycheck from the NFL.

    Let him win a few games as a starter first. He’s had the headlines for so many years as just a so-so player on a less than so-so team….

    And this is newsworthy for the front page???????

  5. touchdowng says:

    Hey northsc This IS news for those who follow NW football and especially the Huskies . Maybe it’s kind of nice to take a slight respid from issues in Libya and Japan. It isn’t hard to find more info about negative news if you need to have that. It’s everywhere.

    Take a break and enjoy that the Tribune decided to give us something positive. It doesn’t matter in the real scheme known as “life” but it’s nice to hear that the UW Pro Day went well and especially so for Jake Locker. He’s a class young man and stepped back from 10s of millions of dollars to fulfill his commitment to his university. That alone is FRONT PAGE NEWS.

    Woof, Woof!

  6. paul1953 says:

    Jake, your fans appreciate your consistent message that there are things much, much more important in Life than fame & fortune. You deserve to find happiness, no matter what your choices are.

    Great role model, great family.

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