The Washington Husky football team and fans have turned their attention from their impressive victory against Boise to the trip to Chicago this weekend. Before we post our predictions for that game (which will be out tomorrow night), it seemed fitting to look at one more storyline from that perfect night 12 days ago.
In the second half against Boise, Keith Price took a snap and rolled to his left to avoid pressure. While running left, Price threw across his body into the end-zone and completed a touchdown pass to Josh Perkins.
It was a perfect pass by Price to a seldom used tight end that gave Keith the school record for touchdown passes in a career. If I was to guess who would catch Price’s record-setting catch before the season, Perkins would have been down the list around number 10 or so.
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised though. Our smiling quarterback wasn’t always known as a prolific passer. In 2010, when Price was a skinny backup who might not ever see the field, Jake Locker went down in a close game against USC. Keith Price sauntered into the game and every Husky fan thought, “Hand the ball to Chris Polk.”
Keith took the snap, rolled to his left and back pedaled. He lofted a ball into the end zone and it was caught by seldom used Chris Izbicki. It was Price’s first of many touchdown passes. (Check the 3 minute mark of the video)
Izbicki finished his career with 5 catches at UW.
I don’t know how Price’s career will end. He could become the most prolific passer in Husky history. He could return to his 2012 version and get his job taken away. Whatever happens, he’ll have this school record and it all started so innocently and small.
We’ll always have Price to Izbicki.