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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tight end Hunter Bryant
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Washington Football is going to get a big boost for their matchup with Stanford

This is not a drill. Washington football is getting back at least two star players before their big-time matchup with Stanford. Trey Adams and Hunter Bryant are both practicing with the team and, barring setbacks, will be available to play when the Huskies return home to face 24th ranked Stanford next weekend. Myles Gaskin is considered questionable for this week, as the Huskies travel to Cal, but will probably play next week if he’s held out again.

An All-American Return

Adams and Bryant have both garnered All-America selections in their career at UW. Bryant was selected to ESPN’s Freshman All-America team in 2017. Adams was selected to the FWAA’s Second Team in 2016 and was named to Athlon Sport’s preseason All-America First Team prior to the 2018 season. The Huskies get a major boost to their offense, and their passing game will probably benefit the most from both guys coming back. Adams will sure up the left side which has been solid this year with Jared Hilbers starting every game so far this season at left tackle

One More Year?

The NCAA’s redshirt rule might benefit the Huskies in a big way. Adams already gave the Huskies great news by returning for his senior year before he had back surgery in September. Now, could Adams possibly exercise his medical redshirt and return as a fifth-year senior? Only time will tell. However, there’s one massive obstacle that stands in the way of that. If the Huskies are able to win out, there would be five games remaining on the schedule, including a possible Pac-12 championship game and whatever bowl game the Huskies play in. The NCAA rule only allows a player to play in four games and still be eligible for a redshirt. No matter what, this is going to be a big boost for the Huskies at just the right time.