Another day, another Washington standout has announced their decision to return to Seattle for the 2023 season. Year 2 for Kalen DeBoer is shaping up to be a potentially special one.

Edefuan Ulofoshio will run it back next season, announcing on social media Thursday that he will in fact return for a sixth year with the program. Given the way his season played out, Ulofoshio’s return was largely anticipated but it was nevertheless celebrated when it was made official.

An All-Pac-12 linebacker and honorable mention All-American in 2020, the inside linebacker has had his last two years marred by injury. He played in the first six games of 2021 but missed the final half of the year with an undisclosed injury.

He was injured again during UW’s winter workouts ahead of the 2022 season. That injured forced him to miss all of spring ball, fall camp, and the first eight games of the season.

Ulofoshio is a former walk-on out of Bishop Gorman (Nev.). He jumped into the spotlight as a redshirt freshman in 2019 when he supplied 47 tackles (fifth on the team), 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and a forced fumble. He added 47 more tackles during the COVID-shortened 2020 season. In just four games, the 6-foot-1 linebacker also produced four pass breakups, a sack, and a forced fumble.

He had 51 tackles in six games in 2021 and then 10 tackles and a blocked punt this season.

UW is losing Cam Bright, a season-long starter after transferring in from Pitt last offseason, but will be getting back Alphonzo Tuputala after a breakout campaign that saw him record 71 tackles (second on the team). Carson Bruener is also expected back after 46 tackles this season.

The Huskies also added former USC linebacker Ralen Goforth from the transfer portal. Ulofoshio will have plenty of competition for snaps.