The Seattle Times reported Thursday night that Washington junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended for Saturday’s game against Boise State. Click here for the story.
Seferian-Jenkins pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge in July related to a March incident and had been battling a broken pinkie injury he suffered Aug. 12. According to the report, he was medically cleared to play, but will still be suspended. In the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22 against Boise State, Seferian-Jenkins had six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. The 6-foot-6, 276-pound tight end had 69 catches for 852 yards and seven touchdowns in all of last season.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian did not say if Seferian-Jenkins would play Monday during a press conference, though Boise State had been preparing in expectation of him playing. He had been suspended for spring practices, but returned for fall camp. Washington’s depth chart lists two tight ends as Seferian-Jenkins’ backups — sophomore Josh Perkins and junior Michael Hartvigson. Perkins did not have a catch last season, while Hartvigson had six receptions for 55 yards.
The Broncos and Huskies face off at renovated Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday at 8 p.m. MDT on Fox Sports 1 (96.9 FM/670 AM radio).