Washington reportedly loses reserve lineman and running back to transfer portal
Washington defensive lineman Siaosi Finau and running back Aaron Dumas have entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports.
DawgMan’s Scott Eklund was first to report on the news Tuesday. The spring window for undergraduate portal entries closed on Sunday. Players have to file paperwork by the deadline, but it can take up to 48 hours for school officials to officially enter them into the portal.
Finau came to UW after a standout two-way career for nearby Renton High School. But in two seasons with the team, he appeared in just three games and failed to record a stat.
Dumas transferred to Washington ahead of the 2022 season after running for 658 yards as a freshman at New Mexico. He looked like he might have a role in the backfield after the spring, but no such role ever materialized. Instead, the 5-foot-9, 208-pound running back took a redshirt and did not appear in a game.
With the Huskies well-stocked at the position, Dumas was said to be well down the depth chart this past spring. It’s a group that rolls seven-deep on the scholarship side. Cameron Davis, Richard Newton, and Sam Adams II are returning players; Dillon Johnson (Mississippi State) and Daniyel Ngata (Arizona State) entered the program as transfers; and Tybo Rogers enrolled early after signing in the 2023 class.
Finau and Dumas are the 14th and 15th Huskies to enter the transfer portal so far this offseason. Five players have left during the spring window.
With the departures, UW now sits under the 85-man scholarship limit for the upcoming season, so coach Kalen DeBoer and staff will have the opportunity to add to the roster between now and the start of fall camp.