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2015 Washington Huskies football team

The 2015 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by second-year head coach was Chris Petersen. Washington was a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference and played their home games on campus at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, in the University District of Seattle. They finished the season 7–6, 4–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie fourth place in the North Division. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they defeated Southern Miss.

2015 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
Heart of Dallas Bowl champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2015 record7–6 (4–5 Pac-12)
Head coachChris Petersen (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJonathan Smith (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorPete Kwiatkowski (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
MVPMyles Gaskin (O)
MVPTravis Feeney (D)
Ben Burr-Kirven (ST)
CaptainDeontae Cooper
Travis Feeney
Jeff Lindquist
Jaydon Mickens
Siosifa Tufunga
Taniela Tupou
Home stadiumAlaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium
(Capacity: 70,083)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Huskies finished the season 8–6, 4–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the North Division. They were invited to the Cactus Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma State.

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Source:[1]

Name Position Seasons at
Washington
Alma Mater
Chris Petersen Head coach 2nd UC Davis (1988)
Pete Kwiatkowski Defensive Coordinator 2nd Boise State (1990)
Jonathan Smith Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2nd Oregon State (2001)
Bob Gregory Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers 2nd Washington State (1987)
Chris Strausser Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line 2nd Chico State (1989)
Keith Bhonapha Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator 2nd Hawaii (2003)
Jeff Choate Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line 2nd Western Montana (1993)
Jimmy Lake Defensive Backs 2nd Eastern Washington (2000)
Jordan Paopao Tight Ends 5th San Diego (2006)
Brent Pease Receivers 2nd Montana (1987)

RosterEdit

2015 Washington Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 72 Trey Adams Fr
TE 85 David Ajamu   So
WR 19 Andre Baccellia Fr
WR 23 Drew Before Jr
QB 14 Anthony Berg Jr
TE 94 James Boker Sr
OL 60 Shane Brostek   Jr
QB 3 Jake Browning Fr
OL 77 Devin Burleson Fr
QB 11 K.J. Carta-Samuels   Fr
OL 76 Dexter Charles   Sr
TB 22 Lavon Coleman   So
TB 6 Deontae Cooper   Sr
OL 55 Dane Crane   So
WR 15 Darrell Daniels Jr
TB 34 Jomon Dotson   Fr
OL 52 Jake Eldrenkamp   Jr
OL 69 Cory Fuavai   Jr
WR 89 John Gardner   Fr
RB 9 Myles Gaskin Fr
WR 16 Marvin Hall Sr
OL 70 Jared Hilbers Fr
OL 71 Matt James   Fr
FB 35 Ralph Kinne   So
OL 73 Andrew Kirkland   So
OL 67 Michael Kneip   Jr
WR 81 Brayden Lenius So
QB 5 Jeff Lindquist   Jr
WR 28 Nik Little Jr
TB 30 Gavin McDaniel   Fr
WR 4 Jaydon Mickens Sr
TE 84 Michael Neal Fr
WR 86 Taelon Parson So
TE 82 Joshua Perkins   Sr
WR 87 Dante Pettis So
WR 21 Quinten Pounds Fr
WR 29 Josh Rasmussen Fr
WR 18 Isaiah Renfro Fr
WR 80 Max Richmond   Fr
OL 59 Henry Roberts Fr
QB 10 Tony Rodriguez Jr
WR 1 John Ross III So
WR 89 Neel Salukhe So
TE 88 Drew Sample   Fr
OL 79 Coleman Shelton   So
OL 75 Jessie Sosebee   Fr
OL 64 Colin Tanigawa   Sr
OL 74 John Turner   Fr
TB 12 Dwayne Washington   Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 32 Budda Baker So
LB 17 Tevis Bartlett Fr
CB 9 Brandon Beaver   Jr
LB 15 DJ Beavers Fr
DB 12 Ian Biddle   Fr
LB 7 Keishawn Bierria   So
DE 96 Shane Bowman   Fr
LB 25 Ben Burr-Kirven Fr
DB 22 Dustin Bush Fr
DL 57 John Clark Fr
CB 35 Brian Clay   Sr
LB 34 Sean Constantine   So
DE 98 Will Dissly So
LB 41 Travis Feeney   Sr
DE 95 Jarett Finau   Sr
DT 99 Greg Gaines   Fr
CB 3 Darren Gardenhire So
CB 31 Naijiel Hale So
DE 92 Jaylen Johnson   Fr
CB 24 Sidney Jones So
CB 4 Austin Joyner Fr
CB 20 Kevin King Jr
LB 47 Scott Lawyer   Sr
CB 19 Brandon Lewis   Fr
LB 42 Cory Littleton Sr
DE 5 Joe Mathis Jr
DL 91 Ricky McCoy Fr
DL 58 Kaleb McGary   Fr
S 14 Joseph McIntosh   Fr
DB 23 Jordan Miller Fr
LB 29 Connor O'Brien   So
DE 8 Benning Potoa'e Fr
LB 54 Matt Preston   Fr
DT 11 Elijah Qualls   So
DB 38 Hayden Schuh Jr
DL 97 Jason Scrempos Fr
DL 72 Bryce Sterk Fr
DL 90 Taniela Tupou   Sr
DT 66 Damion Turpin   Jr
S 24 Ezekiel Turner So
DL 50 Vita Vea   Fr
DB 39 Sean Vergara   Fr
LB 36 Azeem Victor   So
S 27 Trevor Walker Jr
LB 53 Jake Wambaugh Fr
S 15 Lavon Washington   Fr
LB 28 Psalm Wooching   Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 49 AJ Carty Fr
P 45 Korey Durkee Sr
LS 51 Luke Hutchinson   So
PK 49 Mitch Johnson   Jr
LS 77 Ryan Masel Sr
PK 48 Cameron Van Winkle Jr
P/PK 43 Tristan Vizcaino So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Keith Bhonapha
       Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Hawaii
  • Jeff Choate
       Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Western Montana
  • Bob Gregory
       Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Washington State
  • Pete Kwiatkowski
       Defensive Coordinator
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Boise State
  • Jimmy Lake
       Defensive Backs
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Eastern Washington
  • Jordan Paopao
       Tight Ends
       5th year at Washington
       Alma mater: San Diego
  • Brent Pease
       Receivers
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Montana
  • Jonathan Smith
       Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Oregon State
  • Chris Strausser
       Offensive Line
       2nd year at Washington
       Alma mater: Chico State
  • Tim Socha
       Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Mike McHugh
       Director of Football Operations
  • Rich Rasmussen
       Director of Player Personnel
  • Gerald Alexander
       Graduate Assistant
  • Kirby Moore
       Graduate Assistant
  • Hansen Sekona
       Graduate Assistant
  • Joshua Taufalele
       Graduate Assistant

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: July 6, 2015

Recruiting classEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 47:15 p.m.at No. 23 Boise State*ESPNL 13–1636,836
September 1211:00 a.m.Sacramento State*P12NW 49–055,010
September 192:00 p.m.Utah State*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
P12NW 31–1759,464
September 262:00 p.m.California
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
P12NL 24–3061,066
October 86:00 p.m.at No. 17 USCESPNW 17–1263,623
October 177:30 p.m.Oregon 
ESPN2L 20–2669,285
October 247:30 p.m.at No. 10 StanfordESPNL 14–3150,424
October 318:00 p.m.Arizona
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FS1W 49–350,667
November 74:30 p.m.No. 13 Utah
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FOXL 23–3461,420
November 1412:00 p.m.at Arizona StateP12NL 17–2751,695
November 213:00 p.m.at Oregon StateP12NW 52–734,390
November 2712:30 p.m.No. 20 Washington State
FOXW 45–1070,438
December 2611:20 a.m.vs. Southern Miss*ESPNW 44–3120,229
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

at Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 0 3 10 13
#23 Broncos 6 10 0 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2013 WASH, 38–6

Sacramento StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 0 28 21 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Utah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 10 0 7 17
Huskies 3 14 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1998 WASH, 53–12

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 3 17 7 3 30
Huskies 7 0 14 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–38–4 2014 WASH, 31–7

at USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 3 7 7 17
#17 Trojans 3 3 0 6 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–51–4 2012 USC, 24–14

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 6 10 7 3 26
Huskies 0 3 10 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
58–44–5 2014 ORE, 45–20

at StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 0 7 7 14
#10 Cardinal 7 10 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–40–4 2014 STAN, 20–13

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 0 0 0 3
Huskies 7 14 21 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–11–1 2014 ARIZ, 27–26

UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Utes 0 24 0 10 34
Huskies 3 10 7 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–0 2012 WASH, 34–15

at Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 7 0 0 17
Sun Devils 0 3 7 17 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–17 2014 ASU, 24–10

at Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 28 17 7 0 52
Beavers 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
61–34–4 2014 WASH, 37–13

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Cougars 3 0 7 0 10
Huskies 7 10 7 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
69–32–6 2014 WASH, 31–13

vs. Southern Miss (Heart of Dallas Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 14 7 10 13 44
Golden Eagles 7 10 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

PostseasonEdit

2016 NFL DraftEdit

The 2016 NFL Draft was held at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on April 28 through April 30, 2016. The following Washington players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Travis Feeney OLB 6th 220 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dwayne Washington RB 7th 236 Detroit Lions
Marvin Hall WR UDFA Oakland Raiders
Cory Littleton OLB UDFA Los Angeles Rams
Jaydon Mickens WR UDFA Oakland Raiders
Josh Perkins TE UDFA Atlanta Falcons
Taniela Tupou DT UDFA Seattle Seahawks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football Coaches". University of Washington Athletics. 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.