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June 14, 2008 7:56 PM

Fantasy guy says Locker best in Pac-10

Posted by Bob Condotta

With the college football preview season in full gear, there are any number of ratings of players out there, many of which we have already linked --- and some we'll surely link later.

The link today is a little different, a rating of players based on their fantasy value.

I've never played in a college fantasy league, but apparently they are becoming more popular as I'm seeing more and more college-football fantasy-related material out there such as this ranking of QBs, listing UW's Jake Locker at 16th in the nation and first in the Pac-10.

Locker's all-around skills obviously make him a high value in fantasy play as he's a threat to score either through the air or on the ground.

In fact, he accounted for the fourth-most points in a season of any UW quarterback last year with 162.

Here are the top five seasons:

1, Cody Pickett, 2002, 186 points (168 passing, 18 rushing)
2, Mark Brunell, 1990, 178 (96 passing, 78 rushing --- includes four points on two-point plays)
3, Billy Joe Hobert, 1991, 174 (144 passing, 30 rushing)
4, Jake Locker, 2007, 162 (84 passing, 78 rushing)
5, Brock Huard, 1997, 158 (150 passing, six rushing --- includes two points on a two-point play)

The leader for a non-quarterback is Corey Dillon in 1996 with 144 points, 120 rushing and 24 passing, a total that is sixth among all-players (the highest for a kicker is Chuck Nelson's 112 in 1982).

AND SPEAKING OF PICKETT. ... he's now with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, a league that is playing pre-season games in preparation for the beginning of the season later this month. Pickett is battling for a backup job and according to this story, lost a fumble, but also headed a drive that led to a field goal by Mike Vanderjagt.

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June 14, 2008 1:22 PM

So who has the wimpiest mascot in college sports?

Posted by Bob Condotta

That was the question posed this week by CollegeOTR.com (or College On The Record).

The answer is one Husky fans may find amusing.

IN OTHER NEWS. ....

--- Arizona State's starting tight end from last year, Dane Guthrie, has left the team for unknown reasons. ASU is now apparently at the scholarship limit of 85 for the fall.

--- One reader asked where fans can find DVDs of old Husky football games. Here's one option. Readers out there may have other avenues for DVDs of old games that they can pass along ---or maybe even to trade.


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