Frederick provides Huskies another option

Originally Published: October 22, 2003
By Ted Miller | Special to
Washington receiver Charles Frederick turned in one of the best individual performances of the season when he piled up 371 total yards in the Huskies 38-17 victory over Oregon State. He broke the school's 53-year-old team single-game record set by the legendary Hugh McElhenny, and registered the second-best effort in Pac-10 history. His total included nine receptions for 216 yards with touchdown catches of 35 and 87 yards and an 86-yard punt return for a score.

His teammates reaction? About time.

"He finally had a breakout game," quarterback Cody Pickett said. "He's going to have a lot more of those. I'm surprised he didn't have one before now." Frederick has long been the Huskies "other" receiver beside junior All-American Reggie Williams. Few remember that both were Parade prep All-Americans and the cornerstones of one of the school's best recruiting classes in history. But, while Williams thrived, Frederick battled homesickness and ineffectiveness, only providing flashes of his considerable talent, which most often was showcased only in practices.

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