Washington Huskies football
The Washington Huskies football team represents the University of Washington in college football. Washington competes in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference; the team is led by head coach Chris Petersen. Husky Stadium, located on campus, has served as the home field for Washington since 1920. Washington has won seventeen conference championships, seven Rose Bowls, claims two national championships recognized by the NCAA; the school's all-time record ranks 20th by win percentage and 19th by total victories among FBS schools as of 2018. Washington holds the FBS record for the longest unbeaten streak at 64 consecutive games, as well as the second-longest winning streak at 40 wins in a row. There have been a total of twelve unbeaten seasons in school history, including seven perfect seasons. Washington is one of four charter members of what became the Pac-12 Conference and, along with California, is one of only two schools with uninterrupted membership.
From 1977 through 2003, Washington had 27 consecutive non-losing seasons—the most of any team in the Pac-12 and the 14th longest streak by an NCAA Division I-A team. Through the 2017 season, its 390 conference victories rank second in conference history. Washington is referred to as one of the top Quarterback U's due to the long history of quarterbacks playing in the National Football League, including the second-most QB starts in NFL history. Dating back to Warren Moon in 1976, 14 of the last 19 quarterbacks who have led the team in passing for at least one season have gone on to play in the NFL. Ten different men served as Washington head coaches during the first 18 seasons. While still an independent, the team progressed from playing 1 to 2 games per season to 10 matches per season as the sport grew in popularity; the school used a variety of locations for its home field. Home attendance grew from a few hundred to a few thousand per home game, with on-campus Denny Field becoming home from 1895 onward.
The 1900 team played in-state rival Washington State College to a 5–5 tie, in the first game in the annual contest known as the Apple Cup. Gil Dobie left North Dakota Agricultural and became Washington's head coach in 1908. Dobie coached for nine remarkable seasons at Washington. Dobie's career comprised all of Washington's NCAA all-time longest 64-game unbeaten streak and included a 40-game winning streak, second longest in NCAA Division I-A/FBS history. In 1916, Washington and three other schools formed the Pacific Coast Conference, predecessor to the modern Pac-12 Conference. In Dobie's final season at Washington, his 1916 team won the PCC's inaugural conference championship. Dobie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 as a charter member. Following Dobie's tenure, Washington turned to a succession of coaches with mixed results. Claude J. Hunt went a cumulative 6–3–1 highlighted by the school's second PCC championship in 1919, Tony Savage 1–1, Stub Allison 1–5; this era concluded with the team's move from Denny Field to its permanent home field of Husky Stadium in 1920.
Washington athletics adopted the initial nickname of Sun Dodgers in 1919 used until 1922, before becoming the Huskies from 1923 onward. Enoch Bagshaw graduated from Washington in 1907 as the school's first five-year letterman in football history. After leading Everett High School from 1909 to 1920, including consecutive national championships in 1919 and 1920, Bagshaw returned to Washington as the first former player turned head coach in 1921 overseeing the program's second period of sustained success. Bagshaw's tenure was marked by 63–22–6 record and the school's first two Rose Bowl berths, resulting in a 14–14 tie against Navy in the 1924 Rose Bowl and a 19–20 loss to Alabama in the 1926 Rose Bowl, his 1925 team won the school's third PCC championship. Bagshaw left the program after his 1929 team had a losing season, only the second such season in his tenure. Bagshaw died the following year at the age of 46. James Phelan succeeded Bagshaw for the 1930 season; the Notre Dame graduate guided the Huskies to a 65–37–8 record over 12 seasons.
His 1936 team won the school's fourth PCC championship, but lost in the 1937 Rose Bowl to Pittsburgh 0–21. Phelan guided the Huskies to their first bowl game victory, beating Hawaii 53–13 in the 1938 Poi Bowl. In years, he became the first former Husky head coach to take the same role in professional football. Phelan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973. Following Phelan, Washington fielded a succession of teams under four coaches without either great success, or failure. Washington participated in one bowl game and tallied no conference championships during this period with an overall record of 65–68–7. Ralph Welch played at Purdue under head coach James Phelan, whom he followed to Washington to become an assistant coach in 1930. In 1942, Welch was promoted to succeed Phelan as Washington's head coach and served until 1947, compiling a record of 27–20–3. World War II limited both the 1943 and 1944 seasons of the PCC, reducing team participation from ten team down to just four.
Welch's 1943 team accepted the school's third Rose Bowl bid, but lost to PCC champion USC 0–29 in the 1944 Rose Bowl. Welch's first five teams all fielded winning records. Howard Odell joined Washington in 1948 from Yale. In his five seasons from 1948 to 1952, he compiled a record of 23–25–2 with two winning seasons. John Cherberg, a Washington player and assistant from 1946 to 1952, became head coach in 1953, he compiled a 10 -- 18 -- 2 record before being removed due to a payoff scandal. Cherberg went on to become Washington state's longest se
Greg Carr (gridiron football)
Greg Carr is a professional arena football wide receiver, a free agent. After playing college football at Florida State, Carr was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Carr has been a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders, Orlando Predators and Washington Valor. Carr played high school football at North Marion High School in Florida, he earned first team all-state honors in Class 3A as a senior. He was a star basketball player, earning first team honors during his senior year. During Carr's freshman year he led all Florida State receivers in yards per reception with 20.6 and receiving touchdowns with nine. He tied former Virginia Cavaliers and current Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller's ACC record for receiving touchdowns by a freshman, his great season earned him third team freshman All-American. During his sophomore year, he made 34 receptions for 619 yards and 12 touchdowns, helping him earn a second team All-ACC selection.
During his junior campaign he made 45 receptions for four touchdowns. As a senior Carr made 39 receptions for four touchdowns. Carr finished his career at Florida State ranking fifth in the school's history in career receptions and receiving yards with 148 receptions for 2,574 yards, second in touchdowns with 29, he was not signed with the San Diego Chargers after the draft. The Chargers waived Carr on August 31. Greg Carr was added to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Practice Roster September 1, 2010, he was activated for the game against the Montreal Alouettes on September 25. His first catch in the CFL was a 74-yard touchdown, his second catch was a 71-yard touchdown. Carr left the game in the third quarter with a leg injury but had caught 4 passes for 185 yards and 2 touchdowns. After becoming a free agent, Carr signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on February 16, 2012. On September 5, 2012, Carr was traded along with a fifth round draft pick in the 2013 CFL Draft to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the playing rights to Matthew O'Donnell and a fourth round draft pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.
Carr had 2 touchdown receptions in the Western Divisional Semi-Final against the Stampeders on November 11, 2012, including what looked like it would be the game-winner with only 53 seconds left. After playing in the 2013 CFL season opener, the Roughriders released Carr. Carr was signed by the Stampeders on July 8, 2013, but after playing in only four games, he was released on September 9, 2013. On October 14, 2016, Carr was assigned to the Washington Valor during the dispersal draft. On March 21, 2018, Carr was assigned to the Albany Empire. Media related to Greg Carr at Wikimedia Commons
In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage. The defensive backs, in turn are classified into several different specialized positions: Safety: Free safety – most the deepest safety Strong safety – the bigger more physical safety, much like a small, quicker linebacker Defensive halfback Cornerback – which include: Nickelback – the fifth defensive back in some sets, such as the nickel formation Dimeback – the sixth defensive back in some sets, such as the dime formation The seventh defensive back, in the exceedingly rare "quarter" set, but strong known as a dollar back or a quarter back The group of defensive backs is known collectively as the secondary, they most defend the wide receiver corps. American football positions
Greg Reid is an American football cornerback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He led college football in yards per punt return in 2009, was named defensive MVP in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl. After a senior season in which he rushed for over 1,200 yards, scored 18 touchdowns and had nine interceptions, Reid was named the fourth best cornerback in the nation, the top overall prospect in Georgia, he earned All-American honors from Parade and SuperPrep, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him "Georgia Player of the Year", he was named the class five-A "Georgia Player of the Decade". Reid was recruited out of high school, earning five star ratings from both Rivals and Scouts, received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn and Georgia, among others. Due to a lack of depth at the cornerback position, Reid played all thirteen games of the 2009 season, intercepting two passes, leading the NCAA in punt return average". On August 1, 2012, Reid was dismissed from the Florida State Seminoles on account of violating team rules.
He transferred to Valdosta State University, located in the same city as his high school. Reid signed with the St. Louis Rams on March 24, 2014; the news came two days. He was waived during final cuts on August 30, 2014, he was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on December 23, 2014. Reid participated in the first inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22, 2015. On April 29, 2015, Reid was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks. Reid's great play lead him to being named to the First Team All-Arena squad as well as the AFL Rookie of the Year. On May 30, 2017, Reid was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm, he was placed on league suspension on June 8, 2017. Reid signed with the Monterrey Steel for their postseason run. On May 22, 2018, Reid was assigned to the Washington Valor. Player profile at Seminoles.com
University of Washington
The University of Washington is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington was first established in downtown Seattle a decade after the city's founding to aid its economic development. Today, the university's 703-acre main Seattle campus is situated in the University District above the Montlake Cut, within the urban Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest; the university has two additional campuses in Bothell. Overall, UW encompasses over 500 buildings and over 20 million gross square footage of space, including one of the largest library systems in the world with over 26 university libraries, as well as the UW Tower, lecture halls, art centers, laboratories and conference centers; the university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through 140 departments in various colleges and schools, sees about 46,000 in total student enrollment every year, functions on a quarter system. Washington is a member of the Association of American Universities and classified as an R1 Doctoral Research University classification under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
It is cited as a leading university in the world for scientific performance and research output by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the CWTS Leiden Ranking. In the 2015 fiscal year, the UW received nearly $1.2 billion in research funding, the 3rd largest among all universities in the United States. As the flagship institution of the six public universities in Washington State, it is known for its research in medicine, science, as well as its highly-competitive computer science and engineering programs. Additionally, Washington continues to benefit from its deep historical ties and major collaborations with numerous technology giants in the region, such as Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft. Paul G. Allen, Bill Gates and others spent significant time at Washington computer labs for a prior venture before founding Microsoft, its 22 varsity sports teams are highly competitive, competing as the Huskies in the Pac-12 Conference of the NCAA Division I, representing the United States at the Olympic Games, other major competitions.
The University has been affiliated with many notable alumni and faculty, including 20 Nobel Prize laureates and numerous Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, as well as members of other distinguished institutions. In 1854, territorial governor Isaac Stevens recommended the establishment of a university in the Washington Territory. Prominent Seattle-area residents, including Methodist preacher Daniel Bagley, saw this as a chance to add to the city's potential and prestige. Bagley learned of a law that allowed United States territories to sell land to raise money in support of public schools. At the time, Arthur A. Denny, an early founder of Seattle and member of the territorial legislature, aimed to increase the city's importance by moving the territory's capital from Olympia to Seattle. However, Bagley convinced Denny that the establishment of a university would assist more in the development of Seattle's economy. Two universities were chartered, but the decision was repealed in favor of a single university in Lewis County provided that locally donated land was available.
When no site emerged, Denny petitioned the legislature to reconsider Seattle as a location in 1858. In 1861, scouting began for an appropriate 10 acres site in Seattle to serve as a new university campus. Arthur and Mary Denny donated eight acres, while fellow pioneers Edward Lander, Charlie and Mary Terry, donated two acres on Denny's Knoll in downtown Seattle. More this tract was bounded by 4th Avenue to the west, 6th Avenue to the east, Union Street to the north, Seneca Streets to the south. John Pike, for whom Pike Street is named was the builder. On November 4, 1861, the university opened as the Territorial University of Washington; the legislature passed articles incorporating the University, establishing its Board of Regents in 1862. The school struggled, closing three times: in 1863 for low enrollment and again in 1867 and 1876 due to funds shortage. Washington awarded its first graduate Clara Antoinette McCarty Wilt in 1876, with a bachelor's degree in science. By the time Washington State entered the Union in 1889, both Seattle and the University had grown substantially.
Washington's total undergraduate enrollment increased from 30 to nearly 300 students, the campus's relative isolation in downtown Seattle faced encroaching development. A special legislative committee, headed by UW graduate Edmond Meany, was created to find a new campus to better serve the growing student population and faculty; the committee selected a site on the northeast of downtown Seattle called Union Bay, the land of the Duwamish, the legislature appropriated funds for its purchase and construction. In 1895, the University relocated to the new campus by moving into the newly built Denny Hall; the University Regents tried and failed to sell the old campus settling with leasing the area. This would become one of the University's most valuable pieces of real estate in modern-day Seattle, generating millions in annual revenue with what is now called the Metropolitan Tract; the original Territorial University building was torn down in 1908, its former site now houses the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
The sole-surviving remnants of Washington's first building are four 24-foot, hand-fluted cedar, Ionic columns. They were salvaged by Edmond S. Meany, one of the University's first graduates and former head of its history dep
The Spokane Shock were a professional arena football team based in Spokane, playing their home games at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The team was part of the National Conference Pacific Division of the Arena Football League; the franchise folded in October 2015. A reorganized ownership group applied for a franchise in the Indoor Football League, known as the Spokane Empire, as the rights to the Shock name belonged to the AFL. A member of arenafootball2, the Shock won division titles in all four seasons and ArenaCups in 2006 and 2009 before they joined the Arena Football League in its 2010 relaunch; the team advanced to the playoffs three times after joining the AFL, winning ArenaBowl XXIII in their first season, making them the first arena football franchise to win both the ArenaCup and the ArenaBowl. For many years, there were proposals to bring an arena football team to Spokane. In summer 2005, owner Brady Nelson teamed up with two additional partners to bring a team to Spokane. On August 26, 2005, during af2 league meetings in Bossier City, league commissioner Jerry Kurz accepted Nelson's proposal for a Spokane af2 team.
The Shock was one of three expansion teams to begin playing in 2006. The other two were the Everett Hawks, the Stockton Lightning. On October 12, 2005, the Shock announced that Chris Siegfried would be the franchise's inaugural coach. By the end of 2005, 13 players had been signed. On February 28, 2006, the Spokane Shock sold their 2,000th season ticket. On March 22, 2006, 3,000 season tickets had been sold. On March 30, 2006, the Spokane Shock played their inaugural game against the Stockton Lightning and won 41–40; the Shock put together a significant inaugural season, posting a 14–2 regular-season record and a first-place finish in the National Conference Western Division. During the af2 playoffs, the Shock defeated the Bakersfield Blitz and the Arkansas Twisters en route to winning the af2 National Conference championship and a berth in ArenaCup VII against the Green Bay Blizzard in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On August 26, the Shock defeated the Blizzard by a score of 57–34 to win ArenaCup VII.
The Spokane Shock became the first expansion team in af2 history to advance to, win, the ArenaCup. The Shock led the league in attendance with an average of 10,313 fans per home game; as a result of the team's excellent play, head coach Chris Siegfried was named the af2 Head Coach of the Year for the 2006 season. Four Shock players earned All-af2 National Conference honors as well. WR/LB Charles Frederick, OLS Ed Ta'amu and DS Rob Keefe earned first-team honors while OL/DL Jerome Stevens earned second-team accolades. On September 4, 2006, Spokane Head Coach Chris Siegfried accepted the offensive coordinator position for the AFL's Kansas City Brigade. On September 20, 2006 The Spokane Shock announced that former Louisville Fire Offensive Coordinator Adam Shackleford would become their new head coach; the 2007 Shock would win their second consecutive division title with a 12–4 record. The Shock would fall in the first round of the af2 playoffs to the Louisville Fire. In 2008 the Shock fielded another talented team.
They opened the season with eleven straight wins before losing to the South Georgia Wildcats on a last second field goal. It was the only Shock loss during the regular season, qualifying them for the playoffs and clinching home field advantage until the ArenaCup; the Shock matched up with the Tennessee Valley Vipers on August 25, 2008 in ArenaCup IX. Tennessee Valley was forced to play with its backup quarterback for most of the game after their starter was injured during the first drive; the game was close throughout, regulation ended with a tie to send the ArenaCup into its first overtime. After the Shock scored a touchdown and a successful extra point, Tennessee Valley matched them with a touchdown, but went for a two-point conversion and succeeded, to capture their first ArenaCup championship; the Shock put together another 15–1 regular season in 2009. The Shock advanced all the way to the ArenaCup, defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 74–27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On September 27, 2009, the Spokane Shock became part of the Arena Football 1, a rebirth of the Arena Football League, mixed with former af2 teams that were successful.
The Shock proved they belong in the league, finishing the regular season with a 16–3 record, claiming the first seed in the playoffs. The Shock advanced to ArenaBowl XXIII against the 13–6 Tampa Bay Storm. In front of a franchise record crowd of 11,017, the Shock defeated the Storm 69–57 behind 9 touchdown passes from Kyle Rowley. On July 9, 2011, the Shock hosted an outdoor game at Spokane's Joe Albi Stadium; the Shock fired head coach Rob Keefe following the season. The Shock promoted offensive coordinator; the Shock put together an outstanding offensive season, despite losing quarterback Kyle Rowley in free agency. Quarterback Erik Meyer put together an MVP season winning Offensive Player of the Year. Wide Receiver Adron Tennell won Receiver of the Year. In January 2014, it was announced that Brady Nelson had sold the Shock to Arena Football Partners, LLC; the Shock had an uphill battle in 2015, after losing former MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, Erik Meyer and former Wide Receiver of the Year Adron Tennell to division rival, San Jose.
The Shock made the playoffs, but lost to the Arizona Rattlers 72-41. Following the season, Olson announced that he would not be returning to coach the Shock in 2016, the Shock hired Adam Shackleford away from the Tri-Cities Fever. Beginning on August 10, 2015, talk began surfacing about a possible move to the Indoor Football League by Shock owner Nader Naini, involved with bringing Scott Butera to the AF
Rodrickus Windsor is an American football wide receiver, a free agent. He played college football at Western New Mexico University. Rod began his college career at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas before transferring to Western New Mexico University as a quarterback; as a junior, he led his team in both passing and rushing yards and a 118.61 passer rating before reluctantly switching to wide receiver for his senior season. In his only collegiate season as a wide receiver, caught 81 passes for 1,118 yards and six touchdowns. Rod spent the 2009 af2 season with the Rio Grande Valley Dorados after the Arena Football League filed for bankruptcy, catching 184 passes for 2,364 yards and 59 TDs in 15 games, he was named the Rookie of the Year. He followed that success by playing the 2010 season with the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL, where he was named the AFL's Rookie of the Year after recording 193 catches for 2,372 yards and 47 touchdowns. After the Arizona Rattlers season, Rod was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions on August 22, 2010.
Rod had 25 catches for 379 yards, good for 5th and 3rd in the league and tied for the league lead with 3 receiving touchdowns. In response to the NFL lockout, Windsor went back to the AFL and signed with the Arizona Rattlers, where he caught 156 passes for 1,830 yards and 36 touchdowns; as with the 2010 season, Rod was again voted to the First Team All-Arena team. Rod was signed by the Cleveland Browns to their practice roster on December 3, 2010 where he spent one week before being released, he was subsequently signed by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad on December 30, 2010, where he finished the season. Rod signed a futures contract with the Browns on January 19, 2011 where he spent the preseason catching 5 receptions, 83 yards and a touchdown, he was waived during the final round of cuts. He was re-signed to the practice squad, where he spent the first 15 weeks before being promoted to active roster on December 22, 2011, he did not dress the final two games of the season. Rod spent the preseason with the Browns, catching 5 balls for a touchdown.
He was released during final cuts on August 31, 2012. After not re-signing with the Cleveland Browns, Windsor returned to the Arizona Rattlers. In 2013, Windsor was named helping the Rattlers return to the ArenaBowl; the Rattlers defeated the Philadelphia Soul 48–39, with Windsor earning ArenaBowl XXVI MVP honors with 10 receptions for 145 yards. He retired after the 2016 season. On March 31, 2018, Windsor was assigned to the Washington Valor. Cleveland Browns biography