Huskies Elijah Molden shines on Day Three of fall camp

The Washington Huskies continued their fall camp practice  Sunday afternoon in the backdrop of the Blue Angles flying overhead as the Montlake Cut area was a beehive of activity due to Seattle’s Annual SeaFair Weekend Festivities.

MOLDEN IS GOLDEN

Junior cornerback Elijah Molden had a spectacular statistical day Sunday afternoon with three interceptions during team drills. Two of Molden’s picks were during full 11-11 and the other one was during the 7-7 team drills.  With the defensive backfield retooling, Molden is embracing the role of team leader. Molden had two starts last year and played in all of the Huskies fourteen games.

KICKING GAME  IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Chris Petersen was brutally honest last week during his weekly press conference when he declared the Huskies special team, the kicking game, in particular, would be a point of emphasis this spring.  Returning starter Peyton Henry is locked in a neck to neck battle with freshman Tim Horn. the bad news for Petersen and his staff was that both kickers missed more kicks than they made on Sunday. Yes, it’s still early and until the team is involved in real hitting it will be tough to pick a starter. Kicking is a mental game and coaches never really know what they have until live situations.

LEVI ONWUZURIKE READY FOR BREAK OUT YEAR

Another defensive player the Huskies are looking to step is junior defensive lineman Levi Onwuzurike. The 6-3, 292,  2018 Academic All- Pac-12 First Teamer  played in all of the Huskies 14 games and made five starts. Onwuzurike had 34 sacks last year, 16 of which were solo.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

The battle for a quarterback continues to heat up as both Jake Haener and Jacob Eason had good days. Eason threw a pinpoint passer that hit  TE Hunter Bryant in stride for a 30 yard gain. Haener then engineered a long  TD drive that was highlighted by two precision passes  in the middle of the defense to Ty Jones and Chico McClatcher

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