Washington Husky Player Profile: Daniel Teo-Nesheim

matt christensenContributor IAugust 1, 2009

There were few bright spots in a Washington Defense, that ranked in near the bottom in every category. There was however DE, Daniel Teo-Nesheim.

Teo-Nesheim stands at 6'4, 263 pounds, and is the heart of the husky's defense, and a motor on the line. He clocks out at 4.81 in the 40 yard dash, and is coming into his SR. year.

Daniel Teo-Nesheim finished 6 in the Pac-10 in Sacks last year with 8. He is rather small for a DE, and will sometimes get pushed around by bigger lineman, but that does not stop him from trying.

Teo-Nesheim did not record his first sack of the season until week 5 against Arizona, in where he would sack the Quarterback 3 times that game, he would only have one more multiple sack game in 2008 again against UCLA. In 3 years (two as a starter) Teo-Nesheim has 19 sacks. 10 of those sacks game on away games, the other 9 at home games.

Look for Teo-Nesheim to add some bulk this off-season and reach double digit sack number, for the first time. He will have help with a improved LB core, and will get doubled less often. The most important thing for him is to bulk up so he can withstand the bigger Lineman. Teo-Nesheim can a top 10 DE in the country, and if i look for him to reach 12 sacks this year.