Washington football is expecting a big year from their pass catchers, so who will star for Jacob Eason?
Senior Aaron Fuller is Washington football’s most experienced wide receiver. Last year he caught 58 passes for 874 yards and four touchdowns. This year with the Huskies expecting to throw the ball more, it wouldn’t be surprising if Fuller has over a thousand yards and at least twice as many touchdowns.
The Huskies are expected to start three wide receivers, and use a lot of sets with two wide receivers and two tight ends. A lot will depend on the team they are playing against. Another senior wide receiver is Andre Baccellia. Last year was the first time he played in all 14 games where he started five times. He caught 55 passes for 584 yards, however, Baccellia has only one career touchdown, which came in his freshman year against Rutgers.
Junior Ty Jones had the most touchdowns among the receivers with six last year. He had 31 receptions for 491 yards and six touchdowns during his sophomore year.
Junior Jordan Chin is expected to be Fuller’s backup, even though he only had one reception last year. The Huskies are hoping his experience will help him make a big jump forward this year.
Redshirt sophomore Terrell Bynum is expected to back up Baccellia, and is expected to contribute in (what should be) a high volume passing offense.
Junior tight end Hunter Bryant will likely be the Huskies number one pass catcher. Last year he only played in five games due to injury, and had 11 receptions for 238 yards and one touchdown. If Bryant stays healthy all this season the sky is the limit for his numbers.
Sophomore Cade Otton tight end started ten games last year as a freshman. Otton is an exceptional all around weapon, who is a great blocker and pass catcher.
Otton had 13 catches for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns. Though Otton will be seen as a blocking tight end just like Will Dissly and Drew Sample, he should make his way as a high draft pick in the NFL if he displays all his skills.
The Huskies have a lot of weapons to utilize in the 2019 season, and this is without mentioning the highly rated receiver recruits from the 2018 and 19 recruiting cycles!