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Man of the Year runner-up: Dexter Charles

  • UW Lineman Dexter Charles

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    UW Lineman Dexter Charles

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By Rich Myhre
Herald Writer
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As a two-year starter on the University of Washington offensive line, Dexter Charles is a big reason the Huskies have had a successful running game the past two seasons.
And in 2013, Charles was a big reason UW running back Bishop Sankey was able to rush for 1,870 yards, making him the third-leading ball carrier in the nation. Sankey also totaled 20 rushing touchdowns.
“We have a good looking left guard for now and the future in Dexter,” then-UW head coach Steve Sarkisian said last season. “He’s an exceptional worker, and a really good, tough-minded kid. He likes getting after people when he can, especially in the run game.”
Charles, just a redshirt sophomore in 2013, received All-Pacific-12 Conference honorable mention despite missing two regular-season games and the Fight Hunger Bowl because of injuries.
A 2011 graduate of Stanwood High School, Charles is a finalist for The Herald’s 2013 Man of the Year in Sports award.
Charles will be playing for a new head coach, Chris Petersen, in 2014, and will no longer be blocking for Sankey, who has declared for the NFL draft. But the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Charles likely will be a fixture on Washington’s offensive line for two seasons to come.
As Sarkisian said a year ago, “I think his future is really, really bright as far as where his career can go.”

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