Tailback Kamari Pleasant Appears Ready to Kickstart UW Football Career

Even if it’s called back, Kamari Pleasant made a shifty run on Monday.

He hit an open hole and raced to the top of the Husky tailback depth chart.

Pleasant was unveiled as the No. 1 guy to pack the football in Saturday’s now canceled opener at California.

It might have been the biggest personnel surprise by Husky coach Jimmy Lake once he finally gave a progress report on his University of Washington football team following a month of practices.

Pleasant, a 6-foot, 230-pound senior from Rialto, California, has started just once in Husky career  but it was a gimmick formation. Against UCLA in 2018, he was part of an unusual three-tailback set used only for the opening play.

Mostly, Pleasant has been a special-teamer, a fill-in guy, an afterthought, mostly a third- or fourth-string back.

“Kamari has always been our Swiss Army knife,” said Keith Bhonapha, UW running-backs

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