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Husky safety Taylor Rapp to enter 2019 NFL Draft

UW’s Taylor Rapp: “I definitely had to step up as a leader.”

UW safety Taylor Rapp discusses taking a stronger role within the secondary’s leadership in this Feb. 6, 2018 file video. Rapp announced Wednesday, Jan. 2, that he will forgo his senior season of eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
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UW safety Taylor Rapp discusses taking a stronger role within the secondary’s leadership in this Feb. 6, 2018 file video. Rapp announced Wednesday, Jan. 2, that he will forgo his senior season of eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Washington safety Taylor Rapp announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season of eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Rapp reportedly suffered a hip injury in the Pac-12 championship game and didn’t play in the 28-23 loss to Ohio State in Tuesday’s Rose Bowl. Rapp was named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection and a second-team AP All-American this season.

“Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of playing in the National Football League,” Rapp wrote in his announcement on Twitter. “Now, with this incredible opportunity in front of me, I feel it is in my best interest to seize it.”

Rapp played in 40 games during his UW career, recording 171 tackles, 7.0 sacks and seven interceptions.

Lauren Kirschman is the UW Huskies beat writer for The News Tribune. She previously covered the Pittsburgh Steelers for PennLive.com. A Pennsylvania native and a University of Pittsburgh graduate, she also covered college athletics for the Beaver County Times from 2012-2016.


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