Three Washington Huskies Alumni in the NFL

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Jermaine Kearse

The recipient of multiple awards in pharmaceutical sales, Tom Spetter draws upon more than 20 years of relevant experience in his role as a key account manager with a Southern California-based company. Prior to earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Tom Spetter received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington and remains a passionate fan of the school’s football team.

As of the 2017 season, there were 26 University of Washington alumni on National Football League (NFL) rosters. Below are three of the most prominent.

1. Jermaine Kearse – A native of Lakewood, Washington, Kearse is a veteran wide receiver who was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Through a combined six seasons with the Seahawks and New York Jets, he has 2,919 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

2. Marcus Peters – A two-time Pro Bowl cornerback and winner of the 2015 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year, Peters was selected 18th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft and has since recorded 151 tackles, five forced fumbles, and 19 interceptions. As a rookie in 2015, he led the league in interceptions with 8 and defensive touchdowns with 2.

3. Shaq Thompson – A 23-year-old native of Sacramento, California, Thompson was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Through 42 career regular season games, the 6-foot-2-inch, 231-pound outside linebacker has 159 tackles, 3 quarterback sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception.


Seattle Seahawks Add Free Agent Cornerback Dontae Johnson


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Dontae Johnson

The recipient of an MBA from the University of Colorado and a certificate in management from Northwestern University, Tom Spetter is an experienced, award-winning pharmaceutical sales manager. When he isn’t working, Tom Spetter enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Seattle Seahawks.

In an effort to improve a defensive backfield that lost longtime contributors Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane, and DeShawn Shead, the Seahawks recently signed free agent cornerback Dontae Johnson to a one-year, $1.3 million contract. A native of Pennington, New Jersey, Johnson played college football with North Carolina State and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

While Johnson started only six of a possible 47 games in his first three years in the league, the 26 year old started all 16 games for the 49ers last season and recorded career-best totals in tackles (76) and defended passes (7), while recording 1 interception that he turned into a 50-yard touchdown. Johnson joins wide receiver Jaron Baron, safety Maurice Alexander, and kicker Sebastian Janikowski, among others, as free agents signed by the Seahawks this offseason.

Skiing Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor


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Mt. Bachelor

A top performing regional key account manager, Tom Spetter has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in pharmaceuticals sales. A competitive skier in high school, Tom Spetter maintains his passion for skiing and has skied at various locations including Mt. Bachelor in Oregon.

With Bend, Oregon, 22 miles to the east, Mt. Bachelor offers stunning views of the Cascade peaks and is located inside Deschutes National Forest. Encompassing more than 4,000 acres of lift-accessible terrain, Mt. Bachelor has 101 runs, a vertical drop of 3,365 feet, and is North America’s 6th largest ski resort.

Popular for its dry and light snow and an average snow base of 150 to 200 inches, Mt. Bachelor has ski slopes ideal for experts down to beginners, and various lesson packages are available. It also features one of the longest skiing seasons in the Northwest, normally starting by Thanksgiving in late November and ending well into May.

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris

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Arc de Triomphe

When he served as manager of public health (MPH) at Bristol-Myers Squibb in California and Arizona, Thomas Spetter achieved policy and formulary wins for the company’s virology and CNS brands in the correctional channel. Moreover, Thomas Spetter received the 2012 Best Performer/Pinnacle Award, earning the rank of top MPH. An avid traveler, Tom Spetter has traveled to numerous locations, including Paris, France.

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile in Paris is a triumphal arch of great significance. Built between 1806 and 1836, the Arc de Triomphe is 162 feet high and 150 feet wide. Moreover, it is situated on the western side of the Champs-Elysees, in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle.

The arch was built in memory of individuals who fought for France, especially over the course of the Napoleonic Wars. The inner portion of the arch is engraved with the names of all of the generals and the wars in which they fought. A small museum that offers information on the monument’s history, construction, and architectural design is located inside it. Furthermore, visitors can enjoy arresting views of Paris from the roof of the arch.