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Post-Spring Review: Defensive Tackles

Alameda Ta'amu (Kim Grinolds/Dawgman.com)

If Spring Football didn't go according to plan, just blame Alameda Ta'amu. Steve Sarkisian jokingly referred to the senior defensive tackle at the beginning of April, hoping Ta'amu wouldn't 'ruin' spring for the team. Sark's jibe was actually a great compliment, as well as a comment on what Alameda had done on the field in 2010, especially at the end of the season.

Any Washington fan that watched the 2010 Holiday Bowl will remember fondly Victor Aiyewa's hit on Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez early in the game - but it was what happened next that was truly memorable. Ta'amu - standing 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds - pounced on the scene, snatching the football from the turf like Lester Hayes - but no stickum here. His hands are just that big. But more than...

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