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 »