Alumni News: Jake Locker and Brandon Roy


There is a lot happening in the sports world as of late. Chris Paul getting swatted by David Stern twice, coaches getting fired, coaches getting hired, players being signed, etc.

UW news is a little slow right now. In Basketball, they are in between a big loss to Duke and a Friday matchup against UCSB. In Football, it now becomes a waiting game until the end of the month (The Alamo Bowl). However, there is some important UW alumni news.

  • Jake Locker is prepared to make his first NFL start this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Starter Matt Hasselbeck injured his left calf and may not be able to play in time for Sunday’s game. Locker went 13-29 with 282 yards and a touchdown through the air and had 36 yards and touchdown on the ground after taking over for the injured Hasselbeck in a loss to the Saints.
  • Brandon Roy has officially retired. Here is his statement:

"“This is a very difficult and painful day. I love the game, I love the Portland Trail Blazers and I love our fans, but after consulting with my doctors, I will seek a determination that I’ve suffered a career ending injury, pursuant to the rules of the collective bargaining agreement.“My family and health are most important to me and in the end this decision was about them and my quality of life. I want to thank Paul Allen, Larry Miller, Coach McMillan, the entire Trail Blazers organization and our fans for all of their love and support during my time in Portland. It was a great ride.”"

  • Here is a tribute video made to him: