The Huskies’ Class of 2008

  • Tue Apr 24th, 2012 12:28pm
  • Sports

By Scott M. Johnson Herald Writer

The UW football team’s freshman class of 2008 came into a forgettable 0-12 season and, for many of them, it didn’t get much better. Here is a look at that 26-man group — the last class recruited by former coach Tyrone Willingham:

QB Dominique Blackman

Didn’t qualify at UW, went to junior college and Old Dominion before landing at Idaho, where he’s battling for the starting job in the fall.

RB Demitrius Bronson

Former Kentwood star transferred to Eastern Washington after sophomore year.

WR Cody Bruns

Will be a senior in the fall; redshirted last year after the death of his father.

OL Allen Carroll

Left the team in the spring of 2009, went to junior college and is now at UNLV.

RB Terrance Dailey

Supposed to compete for starting job after solid freshman year in 2008, but left team the following spring and ended up at Sacramento State.

RB Johri Fogerson

Injuries and a high-profile off-the-field issue slowed his progress, although there is a remote chance he’ll be brought back in the fall.

RB David Freeman

Earned a starting job late in 2008 but was one of several players to transfer after Steve Sarkisian’s arrival the next fall; he’s now at San Jose State.

S Justin Glenn

Will be senior in the fall; Kamiak High product is competing for starting job at free safety.

CB Tony Gobern

Will be senior in the fall; saw his most extensive action during 2012 season when he played in all 13 games and was part of the rotation at CB.

OL Mykenna Ikehara

Was starting guard in 2009, but knee injuries ended his career prematurely.

WR Jermaine Kearse

One of the most productive receivers in recent UW memory, he played out his eligibility last fall and could be NFL draft pick later this week.

OL Senio Kelemete

A likely NFL draft pick later this week, he thrived at UW after switching from defense to offense in 2009.

QB Luther Leonard

Made switch to WR, rarely saw playing time and decided not to come back for senior year.

CB Adam Long

Will be a senior in the fall; started six games in 2009, but a knee injury kept him out last season.

LB Kurt Mangum

After the 2010 season, he transferred to Howard; he’s now a starting linebacker for the Bison.

TE Kavario Middleton

Ballyhooed recruit was kicked off the team after sophomore season and is now at Montana.

DT Craig Noble

A neck injury ended his career prematurely after he struggled to find a role for two seasons at UW.

RB Chris Polk

Record-breaking running back is expected to be one of the top five or six halfbacks drafted this week.

WR Jordan Polk

Showed promise early in his career but eventually left team.

LB Bradly Roussel

New Orleans native left the team after his freshman year at UW; spent some time at Northwestern (La.) State.

OL Drew Schaefer

Will be senior in the fall; entering third season as Huskies’ starting center.

DT Alameda Ta’amu

Despite disappointing senior season last fall, he’s expected to be an NFL draft pick later this week.

WR Vince Taylor

Decided to leave team after 2009 season; spent some time at Montana but no longer there.

OL Terence Thomas

Injuries ended his career after two seasons at UW.

DE Everette Thompson

Played four seasons at UW and ended up being a key figure on the Huskies’ defensive line

S Greg Walker

Made bigger impact in classroom than on field, where he played special teams for three years and decided not to come back this fall.