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Dec.
31st

Quoting Chris Petersen, Huskies players at Cactus Bowl media day

Chris Petersen and five Huskies players spoke at Wednesday morning's Cactus Bowl media day.
Chris Petersen and five Huskies players spoke at Wednesday morning’s Cactus Bowl media day.

Here are some selected quotes from Washington’s Cactus Bowl media day earlier this morning, distributed by the folks at ASAP Sports.

COACH CHRIS PETERSEN

(Opening remarks) Thank you. Really appreciate being here. We’ve had a really good week. We’ve had a good couple weeks of preparation. Come over here four, five days ago, beautiful weather. Today we get a little of our hometown weather, we appreciate that. The players like to be out in a little bit of mist, but I’m sure it will clear up. We’re excited to play Oklahoma State. We have tremendous respect for those guys. You get a chance in these bowl games to see all their games, really study them. The more you study somebody, the more you really appreciate what they’re doing, all the good work, hard work they put together. But we’re getting to that point where it’s time to play. I know our players are itchy to play. In two days we get to go do that. Read more »

Dec.
17th

Hau’oli Kikaha is unanimous All-America selection

It’s official: Huskies linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha is UW’s first unanimous All-America selection since safety Lawyer Milloy in 1995, and just the fifth unanimous selection in UW history.

To become a unanimous All-American, a player must be named first-team by the following five outlets: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, The Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Any player named first-team by at least three of those outlets can claim the “consensus” All-America tag, which Kikaha had already achieved.

Kikaha made the first four, and the FWAA announced a few minutes ago via Sirius XM College Sports Nation that the fifth-year senior has been selected to its first-team, too. Read more »

Dec.
17th

Hau’oli Kikaha earns consensus All-America honors

Hau’oli Kikaha is a consensus All-American.

He has been named first-team All-America by all four of the five “official” outlets that have announced their selections so far, adding The Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association today to a haul that already included first-team nods from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Associated Press.

Players named to three of those five teams earn consensus honors.

Kikaha is UW’s first consensus All-American since Olin Kreutz in 1997, and its 19th consensus All-American in school history. Read more »

Dec.
16th

Hau’oli Kikaha, Danny Shelton, Shaq Thompson named first-team All-America by Associated Press

The Associated Press announced its All-America selections this morning, and three Huskies were named to the first team — linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha, defensive tackle Danny Shelton and linebacker Shaq Thompson (as an all-purpose player).

The trio have already been named to a handful of All-America teams, but the AP is one of the five lists recognized by the NCAA that help determine “consensus” All-America status. The others: Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, and Sporting News. Read more »

Dec.
12th

ESPN names Hau’oli Kikaha, Shaq Thompson first-team All-America

The names of a few Huskies defensive players continue to appear on postseason All-America teams.

ESPN today named senior defensive end/outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha and linebacker Shaq Thompson among its first-team All-America selections.

Scout.com also included Kikaha and Thompson on its All-America first team, and had defensive tackle Danny Shelton on its second team. Scout, too, has freshman safety Budda Baker on its freshman All-America team.

Also, SB Nation named Thompson, Kikaha and Shelton to its All-America first team.

Here’s an updated list of UW’s All-America honors so far. Several of the more prominent All-America lists – such as those from the Associated Press, Sporting News, American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated, etc. — have not yet been announced. Read more »