Marques Tuiasosopo is new Huskies QB coach

Marques Tuiasosopo is new Huskies QB coach

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Keith Price #17 of the Washington Huskies passes the ball against the California Golde Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2012 in Berkeley, Calif.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 29 at 5:38 PM

The Washington Huskies have officially hired Marques Tuiasosopo to be the team’s new quarterbacks coach.

"Marques is a Husky football legend, and we’re excited to welcome him back home to Washington," said Coach Steve Sarkisian. “He brings a high level of expertise about the quarterback position which will be of great benefit to our program."

In 46 games for the Huskies from the 1997 through 2000 seasons, Tuiasosopo passed for 5,879 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 1,495 more yards with 21 more scores. He was the 2000 Pac-10 offensive player of the year.

Tuiasosopo played quarterback for eight seasons in the NFL through 2008 and has spent last year as tight ends coach at UCLA after having served as a grad assistant for the Bruins the previous year.

"I'm very excited to come back home to coach where I played and to help Coach Sarkisian continue to bring the Huskies back to where we belong: at the top of the Pac-12, in the Rose Bowl and competing for championships," Tuiasosopo said. "I'm also happy to be coaching the position I love.

After leaving the Raiders and the NFL following the 2008 season, he was an assistant strength coach for the Huskies during Sarkisian's first two seasons at Washington.

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