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Sankey on pace for record season at Washington

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Sankey on pace for record season at Washington

TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) — Bishop Sankey is naturally quiet and reserved, which carries over to everything from talking to the media to his practice of simply tossing the ball to the nearest official after he scores a touchdown.

So it’s not surprising that all the attention Washington’s star running back has received this year — both because of uplifting stories about his family and for his play on the field — feels a bit awkward. It’s doesn’t suit Sankey to be self-congratulatory.

By the end of this season, Sankey may own the Washington record books. In the long lineage of Huskies running backs, from Hugh McElhenny to Napoleon Kaufman, Sankey is on pace to trump them all.

With three regular-season games remaining, Sankey needs just 390 yards to better Corey Dillon’s school record of 1,695 yards.

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