Austin Seferian-Jenkins discusses his DUI arrest with high schoolers

Oct 26, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) breaks a tackle by California Golden Bears safety Michael Lowe (5) after making a reception during the third quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins — the program’s record-holder for receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns for a tight end — spoke with students at Ballard High School on Wednesday about his DUI arrest back in March. Seferian-Jenkins crashed his car into a ditch and was discovered with a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent.

Per The Seattle Times:

I felt like I really could be invincible, and I wasn’t. I got caught up, and I started making poor decisions. Not just one time, but on the daily. This game that I loved almost got taken away from me.

 

I had to go to jail, which was probably the most humbling thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life.

 

Playing on Saturdays, seeing 75,000 people yell your name, 88, ASJ and all of that stuff is great.

 

But that all changed when I went to jail. All of sudden I became a number, and that’s it. I had an orange jumpsuit. I had a number, and that was it. There was no more me. No more football. None of that.

Seferian-Jenkins submitted his paperwork to the NFL Draft evaluation committee on Thursday, but he has yet to decide if he’ll be leaving school early.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

Topics: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington Huskies

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