Washington added a big one Monday.

The Huskies landed former Pitt outside linebacker Cam Bright, a multi-year starter on the Panthers’ defense and a team captain. Bright, a graduate transfer, will play his final season of college ball for UW. He announced the news on Twitter.

A 6-foot, 220-pound linebacker, Bright piled up 182 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, three pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and an interception in 51 career games at Pitt. The Alabama native earned 17 starts (25 total games) at Pitt’s “Star” outside linebacker position over the last two seasons and ended the 2021 campaign sixth on the team with 58 tackles, adding six TFLs and 3.5 sacks in 14 appearances.

With Jackson Sirmon, the team’s leading tackler a season ago, leaving for Cal via the transfer portal, there will be a role in the middle of the Husky defense that needs filling. Bright will certainly be in the mix. He joins a room that returns Carson Bruener (70 tackles last season, second on the team), Edefuan Ulofoshio (51 tackles, third), Daniel Heimuli (14 tackles), and Alphonzo Tuputala (six tackles). UW has also added linebacker Demario King from the junior college ranks.

Bright is the sixth known transfer pledge for the Huskies and new head coach Kalen DeBoer, joining Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr., New Mexico running back Aaron Dumas, Arizona State wideout Lonyatta Alexander, UC Davis cornerback Jordan Perryman, and King.