November 02, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) runs with the ball against California Golden Bears linebacker Robert Mullins (37) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins suspended for opener against Boise State


It appears the Washington Huskies will be unveiling their new $280 million stadium without superstar tight tend Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the field. As The Seattle Times reported yesterday, Seferian-Jenkins will be serving his one game suspension for the drunk-driving charges he plead guilty to in July, meaning he’ll miss the Huskies taking on the No. 19 Boise State Broncos. (It’s a revenge game for the Huskies; the Boise State beat Washington 28-26 in the Las Vegas Bowl.)

While Seferian-Jenkins’ pinkie injury already made him doubtful for the game, the news that he’ll be for sure on the sidelines is a huge blow to Washington’s offense. The 6-foot-6, 276-pound Seferian-Jenkins is one of the best tight end prospects in the nation, having recorded 69 catches for 850 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Sophomore Josh Perkins and/or junior Michael Hartvigson — Seferian-Jenkins’ backups at tight end — will have to big shoes to fill on Saturday.

Of course, I think I speak for Duck fans everywhere when I say the team I’ll be rooting for most in the Wasington-Boise State game is Team Meteor Strike.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

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