At the beginning of fall camp, Kalen DeBoer revealed that Edefuan Ulofoshio would miss at least the first half of the 2022 season. Last season, the star Husky linebacker needed surgery for an upper-body injury that cost him the final six games of the year. In winter workouts, he injured his knee, requiring another surgery.

One of the team’s best players has been sidelined for the entire offseason. He opened up on that struggle this week.

“It’s a non-ideal situation, but I was always raised up, not only in high school but as a kid, is who are you when adversity strikes?” Ulofoshio said, per Dan Raley from Inside The Huskies. “When that happens, the goals are still the same. You kind of have to keep working, keep grinding and keep your head down, and come back stronger.”

“It’s been hard. I won’t say it has been easy.”

Ulofoshio told Raley he’s currently undecided on what to do with the remaining two years of eligibility in his pocket. “I’ve been in college a long time,” he told Raley. UW is hoping he can get back on the field this fall.

When healthy, he’s one of the best linebackers in college football.

He walked onto the team in 2018, appearing in three games. In 2020, he was an honorable mention All-American and a second-team selection to the All-Pac-12 team. In 26 career appearances, Ulofoshio has 147 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, five pass breakups, and four forced fumbles.