Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
A ton of football references in describing Washington's Matisse Thybulle, the two-time Pac-12 defensive player of the year. Utah State coach Craig Smith compared him to Deion Sanders. Washington's Noah Dickerson said "Tisse Island" is a thing. "You can't throw his way," Dickerson said. Thybulle didn't play football but always studied off-the-ball defenders to figure out passing patterns and ultimately pick them off. "It's always been my thing," he said.