Kalen DeBoer updates status of Washington's Rome Odunze after late exit vs. Arizona State
On the Huskies’ final possession of Saturday’s loss to Arizona State, wideout Rome Odunze had to leave the field. Coach Kalen DeBoer said on Monday that Odunze has been dealing with “little nagging things” throughout most of the season.
DeBoer did say, though, that he expects the 6-foot-3 sophomore to be good to go for Saturday’s game against Arizona.
DeBoer says Rome Odunze has been dealing with "little nagging things" injury-wise the last few weeks but he'll be good to go on Saturday.
— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) October 10, 2022
Odunze has 35 catches for 524 yards and four touchdowns so far this season. He’s appeared in five of UW’s six games, missing the Portland State game for presumably the same reason. DeBoer said then that Odunze could have played in an emergency, but given the nature of the game — a 52-6 blowout — it wasn’t necessary.
A Las Vegas native, Odunze has been exceptional for UW when on the field this season. He has three straight games over 100 yards receiving and currently ranks second among all Pac-12 receivers in both yardage and receptions. Against Stanford, Odunze had 161 yards and a score on eight catches. A week later it was 116 yards and two scores on eight catches. This past weekend, Odunze put up 115 yards on nine catches.
He’s the first Washington player with three straight 100-yard receiving games since Sonny Shackleford had three in 2006.
Washington (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) plays Arizona (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12) Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.