Browning was a serious Heisman contender until the end of last season. If he leads Washington to another strong year, the junior QB could rise to become one of the Heisman favorites.
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Browning makes Davey O'Brien watch list
Washington QB Jake Browning has been named to the 2017 Davey O'Brien Award watch list. This year's list was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2017 college football season. Browning was a 2016 semifinalist for the O'Brien Award.
Pettis named to Biletnikoff Award watch list
Dante Pettis was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, given to the nation's top wide receiver. Pettis caught 53 passes for 822 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Huskies last season.
If the Huskies win the North Division again, they will likely have to face USC, who beat them 26-13 in Seattle last year. Phil Steele still thinks this team represents solid value and could be favored in all 12 games.
Two Huskies named to Butkus Award watch list
LBs Keishawn Bierria and Azeem Victor were named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday. The award is given to the nation's top linebacker. Victor was a semifinalist for the honor in 2016, when he recorded 67 total tackles (3 for loss) prior to a season-ending injury.
Washington got clobbered last year in the College Football Playoff, but the Huskies bring back a load of talent at key positions. Could Washington snag another playoff berth in 2017?
Rapp makes Thorpe Award watch list
Washington's Taylor Rapp has been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Rapp, the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year last season, is one of six Pac-12 players named to the watch list for the award given to college football's best defensive back.
The Huskies have top-100 QBs Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff in their 2018 class. That's a good thing for now, but the T word -- transfer -- looms.
Four Huskies make Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
Washington DTs Greg Gaines and Vita Vea, DB Taylor Rapp, and LB Azeem Victor were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout
Four Huskies named to Outland Trophy watch list
The Pac-12 is well represented on the Outland Trophy watch list, with 10 players total and four from Washington. OT Trey Adams, DT Greg Gaines, C Coleman Shelton and DT Vita Vea made the list. The award goes to the nation's best interior lineman.
CBs Byron Murphy and Jordan Miller have the tough task of replacing Kevin King and Sidney Jones, who both left for the NFL. The Huskies will depend on the two relative unknowns to prevent any significant regression in the secondary.
You know all about Myles Gaskin, but the Huskies' backfield talent doesn't end there. Lavon Coleman is reliable and a few freshmen could contribute, too.
Browning heads Maxwell watch list
QB Jake Browning and RB RB Myles Gaskin were both named to the Maxwell Award watch list on Monday. Browning threw for 3,430 yards and 43 TDs last season. The Maxwell Award goes to the nation's top player.
Pair of Huskies on Bednarik Award watch list
The Pac-12 is well-represented on the Bednarik Award watch list with 13 players, including Washington DT Vita Vea and LB Azeem Victor. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.
Losing John Ross is a big blow to the Huskies' offense, but Dante Pettis and tight end Drew Sample are back this season. With 10 of Washington's top 12 pass catchers back this year, Jake Browning should have plenty of options down the field.
After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there, and the Pac-12 and Big 12 aren't far off. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?
Jake Browning appears healthy and ready to pick up where he left off after leading the Huskies into the College Football Playoff.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
California safety Aashari Crosswell, ranked No. 95 overall, said USC, Washington, Michigan and UCLA are teams that might get an official visit during the season. USC, Washington, Michigan, Oregon, UCLA and Colorado have been in contact the most.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 athlete Bryan Addison said he knows Nebraska, Washington and Michigan will get official visits. Says UCLA and Michigan will definitely make his next narrowed list.
Browning is 2-0 in the Apple Cup, and neither game has been close. The Cougars will have to likely figure him out in order to make the next step in the Pac-12.
Kyle Bonagura believes that Washington's starting QB is the current Husky most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.
Jojo McIntosh doesn't play multiple positions, but he brings the same kind of tenacity and ability to play at the line of scrimmage the way Peppers did at Michigan.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Jacob Sirmon (No. 2 QB-PP) is one of two Washington commits at the Elite 11 finals, but the other, Colson Yankoff (No. 7 QB-PP), is on crutches as he deals with a minor injury.
Las Vegas isn't confident that the Huskies will improve on their 12-2 campaign that ended in the College Football Playoff.
Washington has established itself as the real deal, but with success come increased expectations.