UW senior Shelton Sampson of Lakewood has returned to tailback because redshirt freshman J.R. Hasty has been confirmed as academic ineligibility.
Shelton is returning to his original position after a controversial switch to defensive back, which caused him to briefly leave the team.
He will join senior Kenny James and junior Louis Rankin as the Huskies' most experienced runners.
Hasty sat out last season as a redshirt; however coach Tyrone Willingham said he was tempted to use the former Bellevue star last season, and he was expected to be in the mix for a starting job this season.
UW reports for fall camp on Aug. 6 and hits the field Aug. 8.