Dillon Johnson will play, and Washington’s coaching staff told ESPN’s Pete Thamel on the field ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship that the Huskies’ starting running back looks good.

“Lee Marks, the Washington running backs coach, came over to me about five minutes ago and said Dillon Johnson is 100%,” Thamel said during ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast just prior to kickoff.

Dawgman’s Kim Grinolds shared a look at Johnson during pregame warmups:

Johnson left the Sugar Bowl win over Texas with a leg injury. He appeared to be in serious pain as he left the field, leaving his status in doubt. Washington was initially worried about a foot issue, and Johnson told reporters on Saturday he tweaked a pre-existing knee issue and expected to be “ready to rock and roll” in the title fight.

“I don’t think he’s going to be limited, honestly,” offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb said over the weekend. “I think he is going to be just fine.”

Johnson enters Monday’s game with 1,162 rushing yards and a Pac-12-leading 16 touchdowns on the season. Since the Oct. 28 win over Stanford, he has been a consistent part of the offense and a major threat out of the backfield.

Kickoff from NRG Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.