The Dawgs of War: A Remembrance

By Derek Johnson
Afterword by Rick Neuheisel


  • Don James

    About the book

    When Marques Tuiasosopo entered his senior season at the University of Washington, his dream was to quarterback the Huskies to the Rose Bowl. Surrounding him was a cast of colorful characters possessing marginal talent. When Washington beat powerhouse Miami and pulled out a series of fourth quarter comebacks, it seemed every deficit could be overcome. But in late October, when an on-field collision paralyzed safety Curtis Williams, football fell to irrelevancy as the team reeled into despair.

    Out of that tragedy sprung an epic story of brotherly love and inspired leadership. The Washington Huskies came together and confronted their deepest fears to win the Rose Bowl for their fallen teammate. Derek Johnson weaves together a theater of voices so immediate you'll feel like you're in the huddle. You'll also admire the personalities of the players and coaches who lived through it-from Head Coach Rick Neuheisel, Willie Hurst, Hakim Akbar and Matt Rogers of American Idol.

    The Dawgs of War: a Remembrance provides inspirational armchair reading.