In no particular order, here are five offensive players to watch for the Huskies in 2015.
RB Dwayne Washington (Junior, 6-foot-2, 219 pounds)
2014 recap: 132 carries, 697 yards, 5.3 yards per carry, 9 touchdowns, long rush of 68 yards
Why watch?: Washington flashed enough promise as a true freshman — despite a couple fumbles against Illinois — that many believed he would immediately seize the Huskies’ top tailback spot and never let go. Eventually, he did, though he was slowed in 2014 by a chest injury and didn’t emerge as UW’s No. 1 back until the final quarter of the season. He made up for lost time as best he could, rushing for 100 yards or more in the Huskies’ final three regular season games (he was quiet in the Cactus Bowl), including touchdown runs of 51 and 60 yards against Washington State. As a junior in 2015, Washington should be the favorite to start at tailback from Day 1, though Lavon Coleman and Deontae Cooper should provide spirited competition during spring and fall camp. Read more »