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Mercer Island soph Jeff Lindquist named Huskies starting QB

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Jeff Lindquist, a sophomore from Mercer Island, is the Huskies starting quarterback. (Photo: gohuskies.com)

SEATTLE — Washington head football coach Chris Petersen on Friday named sophomore Jeff Lindquist of Mercer Island as the Huskies starting quarterback for their first game of the season – against Hawaii in Honolulu Aug. 30.

Lindquist is 6-foot-3 and 246 pounds.

He beat out Cyler Miles, of Centennial, Colo., who was suspended from the team in February for an incident with then-UW wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow following the Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl.

On April 16, Stringfellow, a sophomore and Broncos fan, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges stemming from assaults on Seahawks fans following Seattle’s win over Denver in the Super Bowl. He was fined, ordered to pay restitution, and sentenced to five days on a jail work crew.

Pedersen said later that Stringfellow transferred to another school.

According to Seattle police, two individuals, identified as Miles and Stringfellow, jumped out of a car in Seattle and accosted a man and his girlfriend in the 2300 block of NE 55th Street following the Seahawks win in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

The two allegedly asked the man if he was a Seahawks fans, and the man replied, “Yes. Are you?” The man was punched in the face before neighbors could come to the area to assist.

Police said Miles and Stringfellow were also  involved in a prior incident that night, where Miles tried to stop a woman from filming a Seahawks celebration. Stringfellow charged the woman, which resulted in the breaking of the woman’s camera.

Miles left that scene and was not charged in either incident.

Both were suspended from the football program on Feb. 5 and reinstated in May.

 

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