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NFL Dawgs Week 8: A former Husky standout and NFL linebacker unexpectedly passes away

Daniel Te’o-Nesheim left Washington as its all-time sack leader

San Jose State v Washington Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

This feature is normally reserved for the exploits of Huskies currently in the NFL, but we have to begin on a more somber note today. Former Husky great and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Daniel Te’o-Nesheim was has died at 30 years old.

The standout pass rusher for Washington graduated with the most sacks as a Husky until Hau’oli Kikaha passed him up in 2014. Te’o-Nesheim was the head football coach at Hawaii Prepatory Academy, the high school he graduated from. Rest in peace big fella.

On to football Sunday.

The Cleveland Browns and their pair of Huskies were treated to a trip across the pond as the Browns “hosted” the Minnesota Vikings in London to open Sunday’s games. This article can be a broken record sometimes. “Kasen Williams was held without a catch for the Cleveland Browns but Danny Shelton continued anchoring the only good part of the Cleveland Browns, their run defense.

John Ross made it back on the field for the Bengals! He had six snaps. Dwayne Washington also returned after an extended absence, he was given several goal line carries but was stuffed each time. Mason Foster did the opposite of return for the Washington Redskins, as he is out for the season with a torn labrum that he had played through for several weeks.

Despite the news that he was out for the season, Foster’s biggest story for the week was a thread of tweets that were critical of his team and seemed to reference the treatment of him with his injury.

Kikaha was inactive again for the Saints, but Senio Kelemete started and played every snap for the offense at right guard.

In Falcons-Jets, no Huskies stood out. Desmond Trufant hasn’t been the same corner this season and was burned by Robbie Anderson for a touchdown. He did record a sack on a blitz, however. Jermaine Kearse and Austin Seferian-Jenkins combined for seven catches that totaled 42 yards without a score. Marvin Hall was active but saw only six snaps offensively and five on special teams. The ball didn’t go his way once.

I didn’t see the game but Shaq Thompson saw barely over half the defensive snaps against the Buccaneers and tallied only one tackle.

Darrell Daniels played a handful of snaps offensively for the Colts and was a significant part of special teams. John Timu is still out with an ankle injury. Elijah Qualls was a healthy scratch for Philadelphia.

Marcus Peters and the Chiefs take on the Broncos tonight on Monday Night Football. Eight teams were on byes this week, with Budda Baker and Kevin King using their week off to visit Husky Stadium.

Last week there was a request for a poll: who is your favorite Husky to root for currently in the NFL. I’m nothing if not a people pleaser.


Who is your favorite Husky to root for in the NFL?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Budda Baker
    (40 votes)
  • 8%
    Kevin King
    (38 votes)
  • 1%
    Shaq Thompson
    (8 votes)
  • 7%
    John Ross
    (35 votes)
  • 2%
    Hau’oli Kikaha
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Senio Kelemete
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    Danny Shelton
    (47 votes)
  • 0%
    Elijah Qualls
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Dwayne Washington
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Darrell Daniels
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Mason Foster
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Marvin Hall
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Cory Littleton
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    (14 votes)
  • 23%
    Jermaine Kearse
    (105 votes)
  • 3%
    Marcus Peters
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    Desmond Trufant
    (12 votes)
  • 2%
    Sidney Jones
    (9 votes)
  • 16%
    Kasen Williams
    (71 votes)
  • 1%
    John Timu
    (6 votes)
440 votes total Vote Now