The second (and final) newcomers practice of Huskies fall camp ended a little while ago at Husky Stadium. Beginning tomorrow morning, each practice will be full-squad, and they’ll practice only once per day.
Here are a few notes and observations from the newcomers session:
--- K.J. Carta-Samuels participated in the afternoon session today after practicing with the veterans yesterday, and the redshirt freshman quarterback made several sharp throws. His most impressive sequence came during the final 11-on-11 period, when he crafted a 5-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass to walk-on tight end Connor Griffin (who, incidentally, had another pretty productive day, aside from one drop). Prior to that, Carta-Samuels made a nice throw to tight end Drew Sample for about a 28-yard gain, and on the first play of the series, he rolled right, away from some pressure, and heaved a pass that walk-on receiver Drew Before hauled in despite tight coverage.
--- Carta-Samuels also threw a pair of accurate deep balls that weren’t caught, and connected with walk-on receiver John Gardner on a 44-yard touchdown pass during 7-on-7 that appeared to be a busted coverage.
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--- Tony Rodriguez also showed some pretty impressive accuracy, connecting with walk-on receiver Forrest Dunivin for a 26-yard gain before completing about a 21-yard pass to Griffin near the left sideline on the next play. But Rodriguez’s 11-on-11 series ended when Jaylen Johnson broke through for a “sack” on fourth down.
The Huskies resume practice at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
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