Washington running back to enter transfer portal following Kalen DeBoer departure
Washington tailback Tybo Rogers is entering his name in the transfer portal and leaving UW after one season with the program.
The freshman from Bakersfield was a 3-star recruit who signed with the program out of the 2023 class. He appeared in 12 of the Huskies’ 15 games this past season and will depart with four years to play three at his next school.
I have decided to enter my name into the 2024 transfer portal. Thank you husky nation for everything. pic.twitter.com/UNkATxdLFu
— Tybo Tylin Rogers (@Tyborogers22) January 19, 2024
The Bakersfield product chose UW over offers from eight other Pac-12 schools during the 2023 cycle — including Arizona and new UW head coach Jedd Fisch. New UW running backs coach Scottie Graham took the lead on Rogers’ recruitment for Arizona at the time.
With Kalen DeBoer leaving for Alabama, Washington players are in a 30-day window where they are allowed to enter the transfer portal and explore all their options. If the player so chooses, they can return to UW.
Rogers ran the ball 44 times for 184 yards as a true freshman. he also caught six balls for 72 yards out of the backfield. His best came in his debut, when he ran for 74 yards on 15 carries in the blowout at Michigan State on Sept. 16.
Rogers was also suspended by the team during fall camp for a violation of team rules. Washington did not provide any clarity at the time regarding the suspension, but Rogers returned to practice a little less than three weeks after the suspension was first announced.
The Husky backfield figures to look much different in 2024. Dillon Johnson is off to the NFL, and Rogers was the second-leading rusher behind him in 2023 (by carries; Will Nixon had 17 more yards).