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May
9th

Bishop Sankey drafted 54th overall by Tennessee Titans

Former Washington running back Bishop Sankey was the first running back selected in the 2014 NFL draft. But he had to wait longer for that distinction than any running back in NFL history, finally coming off the board with the 54th overall pick to the Tennessee Titans on Friday. That’s the 22nd pick of the second round.

Sankey is the first UW running back to be selected since Rashaan Shehee was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 1998 draft. He set the UW single-season rushing record (1,870 yards) as a junior in 2013, and was named a finalist for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the nation’s best running back. He also broke the school record for career rushing touchdowns (37). Read more »

May
9th

WSU’s Deone Bucannon one of three Pac-12 players drafted in first round

Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon looks on during the NCAA college football Pac-12 Media Day on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon looks on during the NCAA college football Pac-12 Media Day on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Bishop Sankey are likely to hear their names called during today’s second and third rounds of the NFL draft. Rob Rang, for example, predicts each will be selected within the first 11 picks today. But in terms of local players, Thursday’s first round was all about Washington State safety Deone Bucannon, who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 27th overall pick.

Bucannon, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks were the only Pac-12 players selected in the first round.

If you want to join a virtual hangout with Seferian-Jenkins during today’s draft, you can do so through Google. Read more »

April
2nd

Quoting Bishop Sankey after UW Pro Day

Here’s what running back Bishop Sankey had to say after UW’s Pro Day.

(On Pro Day) “It went good. I came out, just wanted to catch the ball, show them I had natural hands. I wanted to look smooth running routes, looking smooth as well in the drills and everything. It went quicker than expected. I ran the 60-yard shuttle, I wasn’t expecting to do that but they asked me to run it because I didn’t run it at the combine. So I did that, knocked that out, then after that just really ran a few routes and did some drills.” Read more »

Dec.
30th

Bishop Sankey will enter the NFL draft

Washington running back Bishop Sankey with the offensive player of the game trophy in the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Washington running back Bishop Sankey with the offensive player of the game trophy in the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

To nobody’s surprise, Washington’s star running back will take his talents to the NFL.

Bishop Sankey, who set the Huskies’ single-season rushing record this year with 1,870 yards and was a Doak Walker Award finalist, will forego his senior season at UW and enter the NFL draft, his father, Chris, confirmed on Monday.

Sankey, a Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) alum, leaves UW as the third-leading rusher in school history, and is tied with George Wilson for the most touchdowns in UW history with 38. Read more »