Washington linebacker Jackson Sirmon, the team’s leading tackler during the 2021 season and a multi-year starter, has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3 junior from Brentwood, Tennessee, is the sixth Husky to leave since Kalen DeBoer was hired as the team’s new coach and the third defensive starter, joining outside linebacker Cooper McDonald, defensive tackle Taki Taimani, tight end Mark Redman and wideouts Sawyer Racanelli and Terrell Bynum.

Sirmon made 33 appearances for the Huskies in four years with the program. This past season, Sirmon had 91 tackles, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception. In the previous three seasons, he had 56 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss.

The linebacker will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. A 3-star recruit coming out of high school, Sirmon chose Washington over offers from Wisconsin, Memphis, and Vanderbilt. His father, Peter Sirmon, currently serves as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Cal.