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Season Review - Running Back

The Huskies have had a nice little run of productive tailbacks over the past seven years. First it was Chris Polk, then it was Bishop Sankey and Dwayne Washington. Now, they have two legit lead tailbacks in Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman who combined to rush for close to 2,200 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The scary thing is, they have some very talented players that redshirted this season and could be the game-breakers of the future once they get on the field. 
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Running Backs (by year)

Lavon Coleman (5-11, 228, RJr.)

Ralph Kinne (5-10, 220, RJr.)* 

Jomon Dotson (5-10, 174, RSo.) 

Gavin McDaniel (5-8, 181, RSo.)*

Myles Gaskin (5-10, 195, So.) 

Logan Hurst (5-10, 176, RFr.)* 

Sean McGrew (5-7, 170, Fr.)

Kamari Pleasant (6-0, 199, Fr.) 

* = walk-on
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Depth Chart

Myles Gaskin (5-10, 195, So.)

Lavon Coleman (5-11, 228, RJr.)

Jomon Dotson (5-10, 174, RSo.)

Ralph Kinne (5-10, 220, RJr.)*

Gavin McDaniel (5-8, 181, RSo.)*

Logan Hurst (5-10, 176, RFr.)* 

Sean McGrew (5-7, 170, Fr.)(redshirting)

Kamari Pleasant (6-0, 199, Fr.)(redshirting)

* = walk-on
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Season In Review

Because Washington's passing game was so effective, that opened up things for the running game and the Husky tailbacks were able to take advantage.

After a big freshman season, many thought that Myles Gaskin was destined for an even bigger sophomore campaign and that's exactly what they got.

Gaskin rushed for 1,339 yards in 2016, topping his freshman total by 37 yards, while finishing with 10 touchdowns and earning First Team All-Pac 12 honors for his efforts.

Things got off to a slow start this season for Gaskin as he didn't hit 100 yards on the ground until the fifth game of the season, but he was more explosive in some of Washington's biggest games.

While there was no arguing who the starter was, the emergence of Lavon Coleman (836 yards, 7 TDs) as a legitimate every-down back definitely helped put Washington's running game over the top this season. The junior showed the ability to take over games -- 181 yards and a touchdown vs. Arizona -- while also working in a backup role to Gaskin and he wasn't there just to give the starter a rest, but also to come in with fresh legs while giving the defense a different look.

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It seems like we've been saying "just wait and see what Jomon Dotson does this year" for quite some time, but things just haven't materialized. When given carries, Dotson missed open running lanes and typically was brought down by arm tackles. The junior has always been considered a very good receiving threat, but he only had three receptions for 67 yards with one going 44 yards for his only touchdown. It's still unclear how he fits into the long-range plans of the Husky staff.

Ralph Kinne and Gavin McDaniel were good practice players and both have made an impact on special teams.

Many thought that true freshman Sean McGrew would see the field, but because of Washington's depth and the lack of any lingering injuries, the Huskies were able to redshirt the dynamic runner who was the California Gatorade State Player of the Year as a senior at St. John Bosco.

Pleasant looked good in fall camp, so the hope is that he can add some more size to his already solid frame and be a bruising runner when he gets his carries.

Washington has some intriguing pieces that they can throw at teams and, unless Coleman leaves early, they are set for at least the 2017 season and with the way they have recruited, there's no reason to think they will have much of a drop off if at all once Coleman and Gaskin exit the program.

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