Past Washington Huskies Looking Forward: Jeff Jaeger

Jason HerresCorrespondent IApril 4, 2010

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies yells from the sidelines during the game against the California Bears on December 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Bears 42-10. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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As we prepare for the 2010 season, it’s always good to remember where we came from.  This week, we were able to catch up with Husky kicker Jeff Jaeger (’86), and get some thoughts from a Husky of seasons past. 


What is your best memory of being a Husky?


A few things come to mind for me.  One is my first home game against Michigan — just playing in front of that many people and thinking about how I never really expected to be in that spot.  Another is my last home game against UCLA.  Just sitting out there and thinking how it all went by so fast.


What do you think is the most special thing about the UW?


The tradition is what I felt when I played and I was (and still am) proud to have been a part of that.  Husky football has been really good for a really long time and it’s nice to see that they are getting back on the rails!


What is one piece of advice that you would give Coach Sarkisian?


From what I’ve seen so far, just keep doing what he’s doing.  It’s pretty impressive to see the change in culture that he’s instilled around the UW in a short period of time.  In my opinion, for lack of a better term — he just “gets it”.  He makes everyone who is even remotely involved with the program excited and happy and proud to be a Husky.


What are you up to now?


I am in residential real estate and have been for 8 years.  My business partner and I run the James Real Estate Group, and we are based in Bellevue, Wash.



Jeff outlined several of the things the Husky fans are feeling — the return of team pride, the change in culture at Montlake, and hope for the 2010 season.  I think it’s safe to say that many of the current players may be experiencing that winning tradition and that pride for the first of many coming years.