Jake Browning graduated from Folsom High School in December, led his team to California’s Division 1 state championship later that month, enrolled as a freshman at the University of Washington in January, then participated in 15 spring practices as a quarterback for a Pac-12 football team right about the time most kids his age were planning their Senior Skip Day.
Browning has kept his accomplishments in perspective, as he expressed Monday in his first interviews with reporters.
“It’s cool for the fans, I get that,” Browning said after the Huskies’ third day of preseason training camp. “But I think for a quarterback coming in, you can get caught up in a lot of the big picture, like ‘here’s all these expectations, blah, blah, blah.’ You’ve got to get better day to day. If you’re reading into that, you’re not watching film or working on your craft.”
Browning was sharp on Monday, tossing an array of deep passes accurately, and in stride, into the hands of a few different receivers. There was a 41-yard touchdown pass to Jaydon Mickens during a 7-on-7 drill. And a pair of perfectly-thrown deep balls to Marvin Hall and Dante Pettis during a 1-on-1 drill. And, finally, a 50-yard dime during an 11-on-11 period to walk-on Max Richmond.
Tacoma News Tribune
Ducks lose Tyner
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner is out for fall camp and is expected to miss the season after shoulder surgery.
Coach Mark Helfrich confirmed that Tyner would not take part in fall camp, which opened on Monday. Oregon has a policy of not announcing injuries.
But players confirmed that Tyner had surgery on his left shoulder and his return this season was doubtful.
Tyner appeared in 11 games last season, gaining 573 yards and scoring five touchdowns.
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