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- Once thought to be a great college player who is too small for the NFL, Ben Burr-Kirven is changing the minds of pro scouts.
- BBK has been invited to Newport Beach, CA as one of four finalists for the Lott Impact Trophy. The nominees represent the qualities embodied by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott – Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
- The Oregonian has their final Pac-12 team grades with the two Washington schools earning an A- grade. Ken Goe admits he is grading on a curve.
Murphy, Rapp hoping for consensus All-American; BBK looking like a unanimous selection:
Big time playmakers.— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 6, 2018
Byron Murphy, Taylor Rapp and Ben Burr-Kirven have been named to the @SInow All-America team.
High intensity. Always.— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 6, 2018
Byron Murphy, Taylor Rapp and Ben Burr-Kirven have been named to the @PFF_College All-America team.
Ben Burr-Kirven has been named a @WalterCampFF All-American.— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 7, 2018
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Pure grit.— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 6, 2018
Ben Burr-Kirven has been named to the @BleacherReport All-America team.
Does anyone east of Boulder even watch the Pac-12?
Dammit!!! You had ONE job! And you COUG’ED it!! (tell me when you spot it)— Terry (T-Holla) (@terryhollimon) December 7, 2018
He probably wanted to play for the Huskies anyway. ♂️ #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/Skgns68YB5
Developing talent is only part of it; recognizing talent is big as well:
Who develops talent best in the Pac-12?— Dennis_DeYoung (@Dennis_DY_UW) December 6, 2018
BEST: @UW_Football produces 333% more All Pac-12 Players than you'd expect based on recruiting.
WORST: @USC_FB produces only 56% of the All Pac-12 Players they should. pic.twitter.com/JPsFaJ8j9F
Cougs can improve on this number once that dome is built:
Pac-12 Football - Home Record over the Past Three Seasons— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) December 7, 2018
1. Washington, 19-1
2. WSU, 18-3
3. USC, 16-3
4. Stanford, 14-4
5. Oregon, 15-5
6. ASU, 14-5
7. Utah, 13-6
8. Colorado, 12-6
9. Cal, 12-7
10. UCLA, 11-8
11. Arizona, 11-9
12. OSU, 6-13
Could it be a former Husky (and Arizona Cardinal) being selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer two years in a row? (Budda Baker, 2017)
LB @Zeke_Turner is tied for the @NFL lead in special teams tackles.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 6, 2018
RT to #ProBowlVote for him! pic.twitter.com/9foJE61Ccz
All my airport security interactions end in a fist bump:
'Tis the season to spread cheer with Washington gear.— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) December 6, 2018
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This game was over by halftime: