Washington and BYU will bring 12 players home to the Bay Area to play at AT&T Park in the Dec. 27 Fight Hunger Bowl. There are nine Huskies and three Cougars with local roots. Here are two of the most prominent:

  • MARCUS PETERS, Washington: A sophomore cornerback from McClymonds High in Oakland, Peters earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors after intercepting five passes this season. He also had nine pass breakups and 13 deflections, along with two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. In two seasons, Peters has eight picks.

    Coach Marques Tuiasosopo on Peters: "Marcus Peters is on a path to being a big-time defensive back. He's tall, he's athletic, he's got that swagger you see all the great corners have. He's fast. He's got great ball skills so if there's an errant throw he can go intercept it. He's really close."

  • ROBERTSON DANIEL, BYU: A junior cornerback from Branham High in San Jose and DeAnza Junior College, Daniel had 57 tackles and nine pass breakups in his first season. He became a starter after two players ahead suffered season-ending knee injuries.

    Coach Bronco Mendenhall on Daniel: "Robertson was very ill prior to the Notre Dame game. He doesn't play the first two series and we give up two touchdowns. He then ends up playing and they don't score another touchdown the rest of the game (Notre Dame won 23-13). He might be our most valuable player because of our lack of depth at that position."



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