Zion Tupuola-Fetui causing problems early in fall camp for Washington
Zion Tupuola-Fetui is causing problems.
According to The Seattle Times’ Mike Vorel, Tupuola-Fetui has been consistently stout through Washington’s first week of fall camp. After an Achilles tendon injury delayed his 2021 debut (and a concussion ended it prematurely), Tupuola-Fetui is hoping for consistency in 2022. It sounds like that’s going well to start.
“He’s a problem,” head coach Kalen DeBoer said of the edge rusher, per Vorel. “You have to have an answer for him.”
Guys who have consistently stood out this week: ZTF, Davon Banks, Jordan Perryman, Giles Jackson. Starting WRs Odunze, McMillan & Polk have all been solid as well. Will be interesting to see if Banks can push to start at CB + how Jackson is utilized alongside so many quality WRs.
— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 7, 2022
The Pearl City native was an All-American and a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2020 after posting seven sacks and three forced fumbles in just four games. An Achilles injury, though, forced him to miss the first five games of the 2021 campaign. He was able to get three starts in before a concussion knocked him out of the lineup for the game’s final two seasons.
When he’s been on the field over the last two seasons, he has posted a 24.8% win rate as a pass-rusher (per PFF). He’s a game-breaking playmaker when healthy.
UW’s defense is that much more dynamic with him on the field. So far, that’s been the case in fall camp.