WSU’s Connor Halliday, UW’s Andrew Hudson agree to UDFA deals

May 3, 2015, 3:17 PM | Updated: Apr 8, 2016, 10:50 am

Connor Halliday will attempt follow in the footsteps of WSU great Mark Rypien as a Washington QB. (...

Connor Halliday will attempt follow in the footsteps of WSU great Mark Rypien as a Washington QB. (AP)


After a prolific career at Washington State, Connor Halliday will get a shot to bring the air raid to the NFL.

Halliday, the WSU record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns, signed as an undrafted free agent with Washington on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 201-pounder is on his way back from a broken leg that ended his senior season with the Cougars last November, and he will have his work cut out for him as he joins a crowded crop of quarterbacks that includes Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III and Colt McCoy. He will also be following in the footsteps of Mark Rypien, another WSU alum out of Spokane who led Washington to a Super Bowl victory in 1991.

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Numerous University of Washington players will also get a chance to make squads. Defensive end Andrew Hudson, who was second on the Huskies with 12.5 sacks last season, signed with the Buffalo Bills. Wide receiver Kasen Williams, a Skyline product who went from a high-round draft prospect to falling out of the draft following a junior-season-ending leg injury and subsequent poor senior year, has reportedly agreed with the Bengals.

Tight end Michael Hartvigson and running back Jesse Callier Tweeted that they will be rookie mini-camp invitees with the Seahawks, while wide receiver DiAndre Campbell (49ers) and linebacker John Timu (Bears) will get shots elsewhere, per the Seattle Times.

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