Resilient UW linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala moves on from ‘learning moment’ against Utah

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The Seattle Times

At 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Alphonzo Tuputala had a brief conversation with head coach Kalen DeBoer after the Huskies’ practice ended. DeBoer and UW’s sports information staff made it clear to Tuputala that he was not required to meet the waiting media. He did so anyway. Three days earlier, UW’s junior linebacker publicly swung from ecstasy to embarrassment — dropping the football one yard shy of a 77-yard pick six. His defense immediately answered, swallowing Utah running back Ja’Quinden Jackson in the end zone for a momentum-salvaging safety on the following play. The mistake may live in infamy. …

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