SEATTLE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins was back running with the starting offense at Washington’s football practice Monday morning. Now, the tight end needs to get back into shape to be able to run with the Huskies’ new up-tempo attack.
“You see a noticeable difference with the conditioning of the other 10 guys as opposed to where he was at because he hasn’t been doing it every day,” coach Steve Sarkisian said. “ … Austin will get right back to it. We’ll get him in shape and he’ll be ready to go a week from Saturday (at Illinois on Sept. 14).
Seferian-Jenkins was suspended for the Huskies’ season-opening 38-6 win over No. 19 Boise State on Saturday. He participated in pregame warmups, but did not play.
Sarkisian praised Seferian-Jenkins for how the preseason All-American handled the suspension. “He’s been awesome. He’s had a great frame of mind. He’s working his tail off,” he said.