Announcement Podcast Paroxysm talks NBA with SI.com's Lee Jenkins ×

Jake Locker disappointed he won’t be able to play in front of hometown fans in Seattle

Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) on the sideline against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. Tennessee won 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

This upcoming Sunday was supposed to be a homecoming for Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker. Locker played his college ball at the University of Washington, and he was looking forward to returning to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. However, a hip injury suffered against the New York Jets has him both sidelined and disappointed:

It’s tough. I was really looking forward to having the opportunity to play there and be able to play in front of family and friends (The Seattle Times).

Locker’s father, Scott, expressed a similar sentiment:

A lot of people up here had marked this one on their calendars as soon as it came out. To have your hometown team and your kid’s team playing was kind of a special deal and there are a lot of us that are pretty disappointed that he’s not going to be out there.

Jake Locker’s trip back home won’t be entirely a bummer, though. The injured quarterback hopes to make a trip to the renovated Husky Stadium to watch his alma mater take on the Oregon Ducks.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

Topics: Jake Locker, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

7 minutes ago

NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers may honor Brett Favre in 2014

10 minutes ago

NBA Playoffs 2014: Kevin Garnett blocks Jonas Valanciunas (GIF)

11 minutes ago

Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Starting Pitcher Pickups-April 19, 2014