Joyner’s big year earns offer from Huskies

  • By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:56pm
  • Sports

Austin Joyner may just be a sophomore, but his electrifying runs took Snohomish County and the rest of the state by storm this past season.

Joyner rushed for 2,036 yards this past season, averaged nearly 15 yards per carry and helped lead Marysville Pilchuck to the 3A state quarterfinals.

On Tuesday, the hard work paid off with an offer to play football at the University of Washington. Joyner attended the Huskies practice and afterward was offered a full athletic scholarship by the Huskies.

“Am I surprised he got an offer? No,” Tomahawks head coach Brandon Carson said. “But I am surprised he got one this soon.”

The Huskies are the first school to offer Joyner a scholarship.

“It says a lot,” Carson said. “I think it says a lot about his ability and what they think of him.”

Joyner has two more seasons with the Tomahawks before he has to make a decision, which undoubtedly will be more difficult to make by that time.

“I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last offer,” Carson said.

If Joyner keeps putting up numbers like he did in 2012, Carson will most certainly be right.

“He’s a deserving kid,” Carson said. “I think he has the skills that Division 1 schools are looking for.”

More in Sports

WSU defensive lineman voted a first-team All-American

Washington’s Pettis and WSU’s O’Connell make the second team; UW’s Vea earns a spot on the third team

BLOG: Carter Hart named WHL Goalie of the Week (yes, again)

Carter Hart has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week for… Continue reading

It’s official: NL MVP Stanton now slugging for the Yankees

The Yankees announce they have acquired the slugger from the Marlins in a four-player deal

An ugly ending as Seahawks lose to Jaguars, 30-24

The other bad news: The Jacksonville Jaguars intercepted Russell Wilson three times.

All Cs and Ds: Grading the Seahawks in loss to Jaguars

Seattle’s defensive unit earns one of its lowest marks of the season.

Seahawks gave the Jaguars a scare in the fourth quarter

Down 27-10, Seattle rallied with a pair of long touchdown passes.

Silvertips run their winning streak to nine straight

Bryce Kindopp scores the winning goal with 18 remaining in a 4-3 victory over Tri-City

Williams leads No. 12 Gonzaga to 97-70 rout of Washington

The contest was the first game in Seattle between the in-state foes since 2005

Seahawks Notebook: Eddie Lacy inactive for game with Jaguars

The decision not to use the veteran running back saved the Seahawks $62,500

Most Read