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Jake Locker was just named starting quarterback.
"As a fan I'm a little nervous from what I've seen but I guess they would know a little bit better because they see him in practice everyday. We only see him in game situations," said Woodard.
Whether to start Locker or veteran Matt Hasselbeck has been a discussion many fans have been having for months.
Steve Jones is among those who applaud the decision.
"They need to put him in. Go on put him out there, see what he's got," said Jones.
The decision means something important off the field too.
Locker is now a more visible role model.
Battle Ground Academy Football Coach Roc Batten says that's a quality that seemed to come natural to Locker at the football camp he ran in the school this summer.
"He's just a down to earth person," said Batten. "He was in and out of groups. He was with all the kids giving them high fives with them. Throwing balls to them can you imagine being 8 or 9 and Jake Locker is throwing a touchdown pass to you in a camp."
Locker's number 10 jersey is already the top seller at some retailers including Sports Seasons.
Those sales are expected to grow now.
"The buyer sent me an email this morning telling me he had a big order for Locker Jerseys," said Sports Seasons Manager Peter Thomashefski.
Locker's first test and full-time starter will be during the pre-season game Thursday against Arizona.
Monday, August 20 2012, 08:23 PM CDT
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.