Former Washington Huskies tight end Rod Jones believes current tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will end his career as the best in program history. Jones, who is currently an academic adviser at his alma mater, has told Seferian-Jenkins such, according to Bob Condotta.
Said the current UW tight end to Condotta:
"When I was looking into it, I wanted to definitely be one of those tight ends that at the end of my career, whenever that is, to be up there and be the best there ever was here."
With 37 receptions on the year, Seferian-Jenkins is well on his way. He's 11 catches off a single-season record for UW tight ends, a number held by Jerramy Stevens and his 48 catches in 2000. The sophomore has 78 career catches, 17 behind all-time leader Mark Bruener.
Arguably, Seferian-Jenkins is one of the best in the nation. Statistically, he has the edge, leading all NCAA tight ends in receptions this year.
At 6'6 and 266 pounds, Seferian-Jenkins has people on notice, especially Jones, who, according to Condotta, the current tight end called a "father figure."