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March
6th

Video: Shaq Thompson takes handoffs during a running back drill

It was just one individual drill, but as you can see above, that’s linebacker Shaq Thompson in the white No. 7 jersey taking handoffs in a running backs drill during Washington’s second spring practice on Thursday morning.

Thompson wasn’t made available to reporters afterward, and coach Chris Petersen wasn’t scheduled to speak, either. But Petersen did say on Monday that Thompson spending some time at running back was a possibility, so it’s not all that surprising to see Thompson getting some drill work in. He was, after all, a star running back in high school. Read more »

Aug.
2nd

Football unit-by-unit preview: The running backs — After Sankey, it’s a group of wild cards

Bishop Sankey averaged 5 yards per carry last season. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson
Bishop Sankey averaged 5 yards per carry last season. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson

One of the funny things about Bishop Sankey is hardly anyone talks about him.

At Pac-12 Media Day, his name didn’t come up during Washington’s formal session. During lunchtime, relaxed and and eating a Wolfgang Puck-produced meal, Steve Sarkisian didn’t answer any questions about Sankey.

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