Ex-Washington Husky Stanback Claimed by Seahawks

Published on June 1, 2010 by     

Former University of Washington quarterback turned NFL wide receiver Isaiah Stanback was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday

Is there the completion of a Seattle three-step in Isaiah Stanback’s future?

The Seahawks claimed the former University of Washington and Garfield High School quarterback turned NFL wide receiver off waivers from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, giving Stanback the opportunity to join safety Lawyer Milloy in playing high school, college and professional football in the Seattle area.

“It feels great to be coming home,” Stanback told the Seattle Times. “Knowing all the people I’ve got behind me.”

Milloy knows the feeling. He played at Tacoma’s Lincoln High School and the University of Washington. He completed the Seattle trifecta last year when he signed with the Seahawks for his 14th NFL season.

Stanback was released last week by the Patriots, after they claimed quarterback Mike Teel off waivers from the Seahawks. The Seahawks did not have to make a roster move to clear a spot for Stanback, because rookie defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger was released last week.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is familiar with the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Stanback, who played his college ball for the Huskies while Carroll was at USC.

Stanback, 25, entered the NFL in 2007 as a fourth-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys, who converted the former UW quarterback into a wide receiver and kickoff returner. What position the athletically gifted Stanback was going to play in the NFL was a topic for conversation as he was preparing for the draft, as you can read in this story.

He played in two games for the Cowboys as a rookie and eight in 2008, when he caught two passes for 24 yards and averaged 21.8 yards on 10 kickoff returns. After being waived prior to the start of the 2009 season, Stanback was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad and later appeared in six games, with two starts. He caught three passes for 22 yards and returned a kickoff for 22 yards.

Skimpy numbers compared to what Stanback was able to accomplish at Garfield as senior, when he passed for 1,628 yards and 12 touchdowns and ran for 700-plus yards and nine scores; and Washington, where he passed for 3,868 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for another 11 TDs and 794 yards while starting 20 games.

With the Seahawks, Stanback joins a crowded house. They already had 15 wide receivers on the roster, including incumbents T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Deion Branch, Deon Butler and Ben Obomanu; second-round draft choice Golden Tate; and free-agent additions Reggie Williams, Mike Williams and Sean Morey.

But then Stanback has beaten long odds in the past.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

wilson-entourage

Russell Wilson isn’t “Black Enough,” Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin ...
hi-res-c36ccb423dec27409ba5c600d9a89b53_crop_exact

Seahawks say they are far from buried

Here’s something to help the morning coffee go down more smoothly: Sure, these aren’t the same Seahawks who blew ...
Oct 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26.  Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson is first player in NFL history to have 300/100 game

Peyton Manning wasn't the only NFL quarterback who made history in Week 7, so did Russell Wilson.In the ...
505963447TW00040_Seattle_Se

Percy Harvin gave Golden Tate black eye before Super Bowl

The Seahawks stunned the NFL world on Friday night by trading Percy Harvin to the Jets, less than ...
o-MARSHAWN-LYNCH-facebook

Darrell Bevell: I must get Marshawn Lynch the ball

Darrell Bevell has heard you, Seattle Seahawks fans. The offensive coordinator heard the rampant consternation and deep-throated queries wondering ...
goywh.AuSt.5

Seahawks trade WR Percy Harvin to Jets for draft choice

Well, that’s the end of that problem of getting Percy Harvin the ball down field more, or too ...
131230bennett6vgdfgdgdfg60

Less dancing, more tackling from Seahawks, please

As the Dallas Cowboys were giving them a beating last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defense provided a CenturyLink ...
17YsDE.AuSt.5

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Whenever we’re running the ball, we’re fine”

Marshawn Lynch sprinted down the right sideline untouched, into and out of the end zone. But he wasn’t carrying ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz