Husky Launch Countdown – 75 Days

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We are less than 100 days from the start of the 2021 football season! Washington will host Montana on September 4th, and to count the days leading up to kickoff, we’ve decided to take a look at the players who have worn the jerseys for each day in question. We’ll also include current UW players with the number, when they become available.

Looking at Washington’s history, I think a very strong argument could be made that 75 is the number that has produced, from top to bottom, the most impressive lineup of linemen in decades.

For example, if I asked 100 Husky fans which player do you think of when you think of a Washington offensive lineman, I suspect many would immediately shout “Lincoln kennedyHe is one of those offensive linemen who has always stood out in the crowd, literally and figuratively. A giant of the game, Tamerline Fizel Kennedy, Jr. came to Montlake from Morse High School in San Diego Lincoln’s nickname came about because he shares the same birthday as Abraham Lincoln and his middle name was legally changed to Lincoln after college.

While in Washington, Kennedy started 31 games for the Huskies in his last three seasons on campus, and was the left tackle for the 1991 UW National Championship team. He was a Consensus All-American in 1992 and one of 12 Huskies to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He also twice won the Morris Trophy.

Kennedy was taken by the Atlanta Falcons with the 9th overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Falcons, then was traded to the Oakland Raiders after the 1995 season. played eight years. During his time with the Raiders, he was twice All-Pro, nominated to three Pro Bowls.

D’Marco Farr enjoyed a remarkable three-year streak with the Huskies from 1991 to 1993. He was a partial player in the 1991 National Championship race but had 110 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in the 1991 National Championship race. his last two seasons at Montlake. In 1993, Farr received an All-American Honorable Mention and won the Morris Trophy. He was not drafted in 1994, but was selected by the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent and played seven seasons for the Rams when they played in LA and St. Louis. Farr started 16 games and finished the 1999 season with 40 total tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks as part of the Rams’ defensive line that won Super Bowl XXXIV.

Aaron Dalan was a four-year Sequim winner, starting the last 24 games of his UW career during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Off the field, Dalan was a two-time District VIII All-American and All-Conference varsity winner. Recruited as a free agent by Oakland in 1999, Dalan played two seasons as a pro with the Raiders.

Dennis maher was a two-year tackle starter for the Huskies in 1983 and 1984, starting 24 times during that span. He was the starting left tackle when Washington defeated Oklahoma in the 1985 Orange Bowl. He was also an academic selection for the All-Conference first team that same year.

Mike Zandofsky holds a unique distinction among Washington’s offensive linemen. He is one of a handful of players who have had starts in four consecutive seasons, eventually racking up 41 total starts over his career playing both tackle and guard positions. He was a three-time All-American, winning first-team honors after the 1988 season. He was also a first-team All-Conference pick in 1986 and 1987. Zandofsky was picked by the Phoenix Cardinals with their pick third round in the 1989 NFL Draft, eventually playing 10 seasons as a pro with five teams (Phoenix, San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago).

75 Notable Years: Logan Bruce-Jones, Mike Curtis, Aaron Dalan, Marshall Dallas, D’Marco Farr, Frank Hemphill, Lincoln Kennedy, Bill Kinnune, Jerry Knoll, Erik Kohler, Chad Macklin, Dennis Maher, Mark McCorkle, Art Means, Tom Nelson, Jim O’Brien, Avery Schwartz, Ed Sheron, Boomer Sosebee, Mike Zandofsky

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