Washington landed its second defensive transfer in as many days on Tuesday when former standout UAB linebacker Kriss Moll announced his intention to transfer to UW.

A three-year starter for UAB, Moll will join the Huskies as a grad transfer. He had previously been committed to UCF, but opted to revisit his decision and ultimately elected to trade in the East Coast for the West.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from Miami joins the Husky defense with a significant wealth of experience to call on. He spent five seasons with UAB, appearing in 47 career games. During that time, he compiled 221 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, nine breakups, six forced fumbles, and two interceptions. He was exceptional for the Blazers during the 2019 campaign, a year that saw him rack up 104 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, nine sacks, nine pass breakups, four forced fumbles, and one interception in 13 games. His play earned him an All-Conference USA First Team selection.

Moll was once again a first-team all-conference selection in 2020, but was slowed last season by a broken thumb that ended his season after just four games and 14 tackles.

He’s the second linebacker addition from the transfer portal this offseason for Washington, joining former Pitt man Cam Bright. With Edefuan Ulofoshio suffering an offseason injury that could cost him games this fall, UW was on the hunt for more linebacker depth. Moll will certainly provide that.