Myles Gaskin has proven himself to be one of the nation’s most electric running backs.
On 222 carries last season, Gaskin amassed 1,380 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also added 19 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns.
His decision to return to the Huskies’ roster for his senior campaign was applauded by Washington fans and fuels hopes that UW can make a run at the College Football Playoff in 2018.
As the Seattle Times points out, Gaskin has also become the elder statesman on the Washington roster.
— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) March 30, 2018
Gaskin now serves as a mentor to nearly the entire Huskies’ roster.
From the Seattle Times:
“It’s crazy. It’s went by fast. Four years has felt like two weekends,” Gaskin said. “It’s great to have that kind of role where guys kind of look up to you and come to you and try to learn stuff from you on and off the field. It’s things like, ‘Hey. Have you ever taken this class?’ or ‘Have you ever done this?’ or ‘What’s fun to do out in Seattle?'”
Salvon Ahmed, another tailback for the Huskies, is a common workout partner of Gaskin’s.
“We always look to how not only we can better the team but as a team, how as a team we can all get better,” Ahmed said. “We worked hard this offseason. Lot of camaraderie in the weight room and on this field. I think we got a lot of great things in the future this year.”
Gaskin and the Huskies just started their spring practice season this week.