Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
June 24, 2008 9:29 PM
Posted by Bob Condotta
An alert reader, uh, alerted me today that the UW's official athletic web site, GoHuskies.com, appears to be updating the heights and weights for the players on the football team.
The updates aren't on the official roster, which you can find here, but are included on each player's individual page (the school is in the process of finalizing the media guide right now so I assume these numbers are being updated as part of that work).
(UPDATE --- Since first posting this I realized I should have pointed out that it's not as if these guys all necessarily suddenly gained a lot of weight, just that the weights now are more accurate and up-to-date. A lot of the former weights simply hadn't been updated for a while. That's important to take into account before jumping to the conclusion that guys have suddenly all added 20 pounds or something. I have since also been told these are measurements that were taken in May and the school is now updating the bios to give the most accurate info. Most of the spring numbers hadn't been updated for a while.)
Most interesting are the listed weights for the offensive line, most of which are a bit higher than in the spring or last fall:
Left tackle Ben Ossai, listed at 6-6, 300 in the spring, is now listed at 6-6, 332;
Left guard Ryan Tolar, 6-5, 310 in the spring, is now 6-5, 321, while backup Jordan White-Frisbee, 6-6, 320 in the spring, is now 6-6, 368;
Center Matt Sedillo, 6-3, 300 in the spring, is now 6-3, 320 (the injured Juan Garcia is now at 305 compared to 315 in the spring).
Right guard Casey Bulyca, 6-6, 340 in the spring, is now 6-6, 339;
Right tackle Cody Habben, 6-6, 300 in the spring, is now 6-6, 316.
That's an average of 325.6 pounds for UW's probable starting five heading into the fall. The listed average for last year's line (subbing Garcia for Sedillo and Chad Macklin for Habben) was 311 though listed weights are always best regarded as estimations subject to potentially significant fluctuation, meaning it's possible the line isn't necessarily a lot bigger than last year's since it's mostly the same guys. Throw White-Frisbee in there, however, and it would definitely be bigger.
A few other interesting updates:
--- Backup guard Morgan Rosborough, listed at 365 in the spring, is now at 382;
--- WR Anthony Boyles, listed at 6-2, 195 in the spring, is now at 6-3, 195;
--- DT Cameron Elisara, 6-2, 275 in the spring, is now 6-3, 289;
--- FB Paul Homer, 6-0, 222 in the spring, is now 6-1, 239;
--- TE Chris Izbicki, 6-3, 230 in the spring, is now 6-3, 249;
--- DE Darrion Jones, 6-3, 255 in the spring, is now 6-2, 245;
--- DT Johnie Kirton, 6-4, 270 in the spring, is now 6-3, 296;
--- FB Luke Kravitz, 6-1, 245 in the spring, is now 6-0, 228;
--- DE De'Shon Matthews, 6-4, 255 in the spring, is now 6-4, 260;
--- LB E.J. Savannah, 6-2, 228 in the spring, is now 6-1, 219;
--- WR Curtis Shaw, 5-11, 190 in the spring, is now 5-10, 186.
I also notice that all players are again listed just by their academic year and not also by their year of athletic eligibility. They were listed by both in the spring after having been listed by just their academic year in 2007 (a move made after the Suddenly Senior controversy late in 2006). This means QB Jake Locker, who is a redshirt sophomore in terms of athletic eligibility, is listed simply as a junior. (And for the record, J.R. Hasty is listed on the roster and his numbers also updated --- he's now 5-10, 210 compared to 5-11, 200 in the spring).