Three takeaways from Conference call with Derham Cato UW TE Coach

You could say newly named Husky Tight End coach Derham Cato is back in the saddle.   Cato spent the last three years as an offensive analyst . In January he was named the Huskies new Tight Ends coach. A back to the future promotion for Cato. His first job was the  Tight Ends coach at Dartmouth college in 2010. Cato spent the next three years as a Graduate Assistant for Vanderbilt from 2011-2013.  After his Vanderbilt stint, Cato became the offensive Line/ Tight Ends coach at Davison.  In his two years at Davison Cato  worked with new  UW offensive coordinator  John Donovan who was a Commodore coordinator


 Hunter Bryant’s move to the NFL has left a big hole in the tight ends unit. Bryant’s 52 receptions last year were second to WR Arron Fullers 59. Cato has high expectations for the return players as well as the incoming freshman. Cade Otton, Jacob Kizer, and  Delvin Culp will be competing for playing time with incoming freshman  Mason West and  Mark Redman. West and Redman took part in spring classes.

Cato on breaks down the tight end room.


The Huskies have always produced NFL caliber tight ends with multiple talents. Cato is out to ensure that tradition will continue.


Despite Bryant’s production last year the UW tight End production was dismal. The Huskies team mantra is to be physical. With head coach Jimmy Lake expecting physical on both sides of the ball. Look for OC John Donovan to use the tight ends vertically and in the RedZone. Incoming freshman West and Redman have size and speed. Look for a big year from both.

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