Myles Gaskin to return to UW for senior season

Ruben Hill
January 15, 2018

Perhaps Gaskin will move up National Football League draft boards after another successful season at Washington.

The best passing/rushing combination in Washington history will remain intact for another year, as running back Myles Gaskin announced Sunday he is coming back for his senior season.

"The University of Washington has always been really good to me and there is no reason to just run out as soon as I can", Gaskin said.

With 4,055 rushing yards in 40 career games, Gaskin will enter the 2018 season needing 52 to pass Napoleon Kaufman's program record of 4,106 set from 1991-94. "I feel like I left some meat on bone, leaving with a loss (in the Fiesta Bowl), and I don't want to go out like that".

Monday is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, and the NFL Draft Advisory Board had given Gaskin (5-9, 190 pounds) a fourth-round grade, according to The Times. His 98 yards in the Fiesta Bowl moved him past Chris Polk into second place.

Gaskin joins fellow juniors Jake Browning, Greg Gaines, Kaleb McGary, and JoJo McIntosh as the key returnees who possibly could have turned pro after the end of the 2017 season.

The University of Washington opens their 2018 season against the Auburn Tigers at the Mercedes Benz dome in Atlanta on September 1.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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