Lovie Smith likes what he sees from rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have high expectations for rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. That’s why they made him their second round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. So far, that choice seems to be paying off as Jenkins is earning high praise from teammates and staff. Head coach Lovie Smith told reporters yesterday that he’s been “pretty impressed” with what he’s done...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Seferian-Jenkins' dual-sport background could yield results for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- From an early glance, Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar knew this tower could provide power. From a player's focus to a coach's eyes, Romar saw Austin Seferian-Jenkins balance football and basketball with a rare combination of smarts and skill. "His tenacity on the boards, his physicality, right away gave us a lift when he joined," Romar told...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seferian-Jenkins Agrees To Terms With Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially signed all of their 2014 NFL Draft picks.The Buccaneers signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a four-year contract worth $5.2 million, $3.22 million of the contract is guaranteed. Seferian-Jenkins is scheduled to receive a $2.1 million bonus.Seferian-Jenkins was Tampa Bay’s second-round pick in the draft from the University of Washington...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things you have to know about the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their second-round selection on Friday night, taking Austin Seferian-Jenkins out of University of Washington. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Buccaneers. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the tight end: 1. Unbelievable hands: When watching film on Seferian-Jenkins, the first thing...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Selected By Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE Washington, 6’5″, 262 LBS, 33 3/4″ Arm Length Drafted Round 2, Pick 6, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Combine Results: DNP Forty | DNP Vertical Jump | 20 Reps Bench Press Started 10 games as a true freshman in 2011. Played 17 games with the Huskies basketball team as a freshman. Had his best statistical season as a sophomore catching 69 balls for 852...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Picks 38-42 (Round 2)

Photo credit: via photopin cc Round 2 Pick 38: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Austin Seferian-Jenkins, tight end, Washington University Huskies Pick 39: Jacksonville Jaguars Marqise Lee, wide receiver, University of Southern California Trojans Pick 40: Detroit Lions (traded from Seattle, originally owned by Minnesota) Kyle Van Noy, linebacker, Brigham Young University Cougars...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Visited Patriots This Week

  Doug Kyed of reports that Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins visited with the New England Patriots on Wednesday. Seferian-Jenkins has reportedly visited with the Bills, Jets and Lions. The Patriots could use some depth at tight end, despite the fact that they have arguably the best tight end in the league in Rob Gronkowski. Opinions vary regarding Seferian-Jenkins...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Austin Seferian-Jenkins Hosted By Patriots On Pre-Draft Visit

The New England Patriots hosted Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a pre-draft visit on Wednesday, according to sources. Seferian-Jenkins won the Mackey Award, given out to the best tight end in college football, in 2013 after catching 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns. The 6-foot-6, 262-pound tight end’s best season came in 2012 when he caught 69 passes...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Visiting The Jets Thursday

  Tony Pauline of reports that Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is visiting with the Jets on Thursday. Seferian-Jenkins has reportedly visited with the Bills and Lions. The Jets have met with other tight prospects such as Jace Amaro (Texas Tech) and C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa). They have also been mentioned as a team to watch in regards to UNC TE Eric Ebron...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Seferian-Jenkins a good fit for New England Patriots

While he was at one time considered the best tight end in the game, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has had so many health issues in recent seasons that he can’t truly be counted on as a staple in the offense anymore. That’s why the Patriots could look toward bringing in some youth at the tight end position next month in the NFL Draft, and NFL Network analyst Charles...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TE prospect Austin Seferian-Jenkins has foot surgery

GoHuskies.comIt's no secret that the Patriots will consider taking a tight end high in May's NFL draft. Rob Gronkowski is the only established player currently on the roster, and his torn ACL will likely keep out for at least the start of the season. There is a clear need to add a starting caliber player, both to replace Gronk while he's out and to serve as insurance...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seferian-Jenkins opts for surgery now

Former University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery in North Carolina Friday to stabilize a stress fracture in his left foot. Seferian-Jenkins, currently's No. 3 TE and No. 45 overall prospect, looked to be in great shape when he took the podium and spoke to the assembled media at the scouting combine last week. He announced...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Preview - Tight End

For those paying attention to Washington Football, it came as no surprise that Austin Seferian-Jenkins immediately declared himself for the 2014 NFL Draft moments after the Huskies' Fight Hunger Bowl win over BYU. It was even less of a shock that the junior from Fox Island, Wash. told reporters that he was leaving regardless of the UW coaching situation.
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwest Draft Preview - Seferian-Jenkins Leads Strong Class

With the 2014 bowl season wrapping up tonight, thoughts in the football world move towards the upcoming NFL Draft and where some of the Pac-12's finest will land to play on Sundays.  While the list of early entries is not finished (players have until January 15 to decide), the names are enough to cause scouts to salivate. Oregon Ducks: Notable Seniors: Josh Huff (WR),...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington names Chris Petersen head football coach

Boise State’s Chris Petersen was named coach at Washington on Friday. “On behalf of the University of Washington and the entire Husky Nation, I am proud to welcome Chris Petersen as our new head football coach,” Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said. “Coach Petersen’s success and record are extraordinary, but even more impressive is the man himself. His integrity...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Huskies' Seferian-Jenkins not worried about low numbers

SEATTLE -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants everyone to stop worrying about his numbers halfway through his junior season at Washington. A season ago, he was arguably the most dynamic, most important tight end in the country. He finished the year tied for the most catches and with the most yards per game of any tight end in the country. He was a finalist for every major award handed...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Seferian-Jenkins not worried about low numbers

Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants everyone to stop worrying about his numbers halfway through his junior season at Washington. A season ago, he was arguably the most dynamic, most important tight end in the country. He finished the year tied for the most catches and with the most yards per game of any tight end in the country. He was a finalist for every major award handed out at his...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Things to Know: Week 6 in college football

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Prove it. The college football weekend is highlighted by several teams that have gotten off to excellent starts, but still have much prove. Sure, they are better than last year, but how much better? Bowl teams? Conference championship contenders? National championship contenders? Here are five teams that we'...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Scouting Notes from Washington vs. Arizona

This was a big game for both teams as it opened up conference play for each squad and posed the toughest competition either team has faced all year.  It rained throughout most of the game so its no surprise there were a combined 110 rushing attempts between two teams that lack great arm talent from their quarterback position.  The two draftable prospects that helped themselves...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 19 Washington, Illinois face early test

Even though Illinois and No. 19 Washington are both coming off big wins it isn't clear yet how good either is. Illinois coach Tim Beckman says it's too early to be sure what the hot start for the Illini (2-0) means. Illinois beat Cincinnati last weekend, taking over the game in a way that quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase says the team hasn't in a long time. Washington...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

What can we expect when the Huskies face Illinois?

Fighting Illini vs. Dawgs It’s only Thursday, and this weekend of college football can’t come fast enough. UCLA-Nebraska. The Alabama-Texas A&M rematch. And, of course, a big test for the Washington Huskies, as UW travels to take on Illinois. There’s a lot more to this game than meets the eye. The Return of ASJ All-American Austin Seferian-Jenkins, one of Keith Price...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington-Illinois Preview

Before he knew that Washington would come out and look dominant in its season opener, coach Steve Sarkisian wanted an early break. It certainly doesn't look like the No. 19 Huskies will get much of a breather against a quickly improving Illinois team Saturday at Chicago's Soldier Field. Sarkisian wanted Washington to have an early bye week after its opener against Boise...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Brutally Honest Chicago Homecoming Preview #19 Washington vs Illinois

Illini football will host a Chicago Homecoming Saturday for the thousands of UI alumni in Chicago. They take on the #19 Washington Huskies at 5 pm at the home of the Chicago Bears. The only other time the Illini played at Soldier Field it was also versus a team from Washington State. They lost a very very low scoring contest to Ryan Leaf and the Washington State Cougars in 1994....
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies Austin Seferian-Jenkins: top 15 NFL Draft pick

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a first team All-American tight end for the Washington Huskies. He finished third in the Mackey Award voting last year, and was 3rd team All-American. Extremely tall, big and fast, he’s projected as a top 15 NFL Draft pick in 2014. I’ve seen him in the top 10 in a few mocks. Seferian-Jenkins was also a member of the Huskies basketball team during his...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Playmakers stepping up for the Washington Huskies

Filling their roles Let’s not sugarcoat it: Washington hammered Boise State into the ground last Saturday. The Huskies dominated on both sides of the ball, but couldn’t have put up 38 points without their lethal offense, which improved leaps and bounds from last year. Washington has a number of established offensive threats: the hyper-athletic Kasen Williams at wide receiver...
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September 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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