The Washington Huskies have appeared in over 30 bowl games, making them one of the most storied teams in college football history. Under the coaching of Steve Sarkisian, they hope to once again bring home a national title.
Location: The University of Washington main campus is located in Seattle, Washington.
Overall Record: 665-411-50
Fight Song: The Huskies' theme song, "Bow Down to Washington," was written in 1915 by Lester Wilson.
Bowl Record: 16-15-1
Rose Bowl Appearances: Washington has appeared in 14 Rose Bowls, winning seven of them. Its last victory was against Purdue in 2001.
Colors: Purple and gold
Famous Coaches: Gilmour Dobie took over the team in 1908. In nine seasons under his tutelage the Huskies went an incredible 58-3. That's a .975 winning percentage! Dobie was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Don James is perhaps the most famous coach in Husky history. He began his career in 1975, and continued coaching into the 1992 season. During that span Washington went 151-59-2, including winning three Rose Bowls and a national championship. Sadly, his career at Washington ended abruptly in 1992 due to a scandal involving an unsanctioned loan by Huskies star quarterback Billy Joe Hobert.
NFL Players: Washington has a long history of sending players to the NFL. Famous alumni include Mark Brunell, Warren Moon, and Corey Dillon. Moon may have been the most successful. Not only did he play in nine Pro Bowls, but he was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Stadium: The Huskies play in Husky Stadium, which was built in 1920. The stadium can seat 72,500 fans.
Inception: The Huskies were formed in 1889.
Team Name: In 1922, Washington officially adopted the noble Husky as its official team name. Believe it or not, the Sundodger was the runner-up.
Mascot: In 1922, gray puppy Frosty of Sigma Alpha Epsilon became the team's official mascot. There have been several different over the years; the most recent being Dubs the Alaskan Malamute.
Most fumbles recovered in a game: 11, vs Oregon in 1969
Most points scored in a game: 120, vs Whitman in 1919
Most field goal attempts in a game: 8, vs WSU in 2002
Most interceptions in a game: 9, vs Oregon in 1952
Most total first downs in a game: 36, vs Wyoming, in 2002
Most total rushing yards in a game: 559, vs San Jose State in 1996
The author grew up in the Seattle area and has been an avid Huskies fan his entire life.
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