Spring Football Roundup: Washington Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins Arrested

Nov 10, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) stiff arms Utah Utes defensive back Reggie Topps (28) during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Utah 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

Seferian-Jenkins finished 2012 as the top receiving tight end in college football, with 69 catches for 65.5 yards per game and seven touchdowns.

Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement Seferian-Jenkins will be disciplined internally. The arrest is out-of-character for the tight end, who has been one of Washington’s leaders in philanthropic endeavors.

Tennessee Volunteers

The Butch Jones era began this weekend at Tennessee, with eyes on the 2013 season. But the Vols scored a victory for 2014 with the commitment of three-star center Coleman Thomas. Thomas gave his verbal pledge to Jones while visiting Tennessee’s first spring football practice, reports Fansided 150.

Wisconsin Badgers

Gary Andersen began his tenure as the Wisconsin Badgers new head coach on Saturday with a revamped spring football regimen. Tom Mulhern of The Wisconsin State Journal reports Andersen’s practice changes include music played over the PA and new jerseys.

“Football is a game of distractions, it’s a game of repetition,” Andersen told Mulhern. “We want to make sure we do everything we can to force the kids to continue to communicate, and communicate at a high level.”

Andersen ushers in a new era that, in addition to the replacement of Bret Bielema on the sidelines, marks the first campaign without running back Montee Ball since 2008. Ball rushed for over 4700 of his career 5140 yards in his final three campaigns, including 1923 in a Heisman finalist 2011 season.

Ball is jockeying for NFL draft positioning in the coming weeks, including at Wisconsin pro day last week.

West Virginia Mountaineers

Dana Holgorsen’s Mountaineers opened the 2013 spring football season on Sunday, looking to rebounding from a sub-.500 debut in the Big 12 Conference.

West Virginia is under going significant changes in the off-season, which HailWV.com examines position-by-position.

Topics: Football, Washington Huskies, West Virginia Mountaineers, Wisconsin Badgers

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