Since his commitment to the University of Washington, the idea of Jake Locker attending the Heisman Trophy presentation has been on the minds of Husky Fans. "Montlake Jake", after all, is arguably the most athletic quarterback to take a snap at Husky Stadium.
His dual threat abilities have sparked comparisons to past Husky Greats such as Marquis Tuiasaspo. Going into the 2010 season, Locker's career has not lived up to expectations, as his Huskies have not gone to a bowl game during his college career.
This season a lot will ride on Locker's shoulders. He has been expected to lead the program back to glory days, but thus far has had a career full of amazing highlights and a lot of disappointment.
2009 was a huge step in the right direction for the program as a whole and for Locker personally. Steve Sarkisian finally sees Locker as the centerpiece of the offense and not THE offense, so Locker is in the best position of his career to lead UW back to the top half of the PAC-10.
Jake has received a lot of attention this season on a 5-7 team, so if Washington produces a winning record, do not be surprised if you see him invited to NYC at the end of the season.
For this to happen, Locker will need some help. Let's take a look at who needs to step up for the Heisman hype to come to fruition.