Commentary

Locker gaining respect and fans across the country

Originally Published: September 13, 2007
By Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com
The Jake Locker Fan Club inducted a new member this week: Ohio State coach Jim Tressel. "I'm not sure I've ever seen a quarterback run that fast," Tressel said of Washington's redshirt freshman quarterback. "He's unbelievable. And he's not little. He's a big, fast guy." Of course, Tressel is well aware that the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Locker hasn't faced a defense that even approximates what 10th-ranked Ohio State will bring Saturday (ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ET) to Husky Stadium. The Buckeyes have given up just 245 yards and eight points in two games, though the Huskies should offer more resistance than I-AA Youngstown State and Akron.

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