Monday afternoon, while standing in the middle of Pike Place Market, Tevis Bartlett told a story.
Roughly three years earlier, the former Washington outside linebacker and Wyoming native was walking with a teammate in downtown Seattle. Their Huskies had recently secured a spot in the College Football Playoff, compiling a 12-1 record to simultaneously conquer the Pac-12 for the first time in 16 years. The duo was draped in UW gear. So, yeah, they got noticed.
“It was like every 10, 15 feet,” Bartlett said in a phone interview, with a laugh. “People were saying, ‘Go Dawgs!