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Fanhouse: A Winning Finale for Washington and Jake Locker With the Best Maybe Still Ahead

Filed under: Nebraska, Washington, Bowl Games SAN DIEGO -- It wasn't Jake Locker's idea to stump for Heisman Trophy recognition last summer.

Nor was it the University of Washington quarterback's idea last spring, when ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper touted him as the NFL's No. 1 draft pick for 2011.

Juxtaposed against the hallucinations, er, dreams of others, Locker's 2010 season was a disappointment, but late Thursday night here at the Holiday Bowl, the Huskies senior smiled a winner's smile.

Locker seemed as happy as someone who'd won the Heisman Trophy and been drafted first.

"This," he said after Washington's 19-7 ...

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