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Huskies RB Dwayne Washington leaving UW to pursue the NFL

There was a reason junior running back Dwayne Washington didn’t play in Saturday’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen said.

He recently had a minor knee procedure.

Oh, and he’s leaving UW to enter the NFL draft.

“We support him,” Petersen said.

Washington played in nine games this season, rushing for 282 yards on 47 carries and catching 25 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. He missed the final four games of the season, including the bowl game, due to what Petersen described as a chronic leg injury. Washington was surpassed on the depth chart by true freshman Myles Gaskin, who set UW’s freshman rushing record and finished the season with 1,302 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns.