February 2013 Archives
Washington, a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame, was running back for the Cougars from 1951-54 and Brink quarterbacked WSU from 2004-07. Though their careers span a half century apart, the two have something in common: defeating Washington three times. Washington's Cougar Football team defeated the Huskies in 1951, 1953, and 1954 and Brink was on the team that defeated Washington in 2004, 2005, and 2007, becoming the first quarterback in Cougar Football history to defeat the Huskies three times.
When the Cougars visited Texas in October, 1954, Washington became the first African-American to play at Memorial Stadium in Austin. The historic game and the story surrounding it is recounted in this Washington State Magazine feature from Fall 2009.
Brink and Washington are among the numerous student-athletes at Washington State who have earned the prestigious the prestigious Gray "W." For more information on the Gray "W" Varsity Club click HERE.
Listen to the interview HERE.
For more information on the Football Operations Building visit TheCougarFootballProject.org.