He says he will be eligible at another program next fall as a senior grad transfer.
Brayden Dickey, a 6-foot-5 wide receiver from North Vancouver, B.C., announced his plans to transfer from the University of Washington on Wednesday.
Dickey legally changed his name in December from Lenius, the name he had gone by for the majority of his collegiate career. He made the change to honor his father, he said.
He appeared in 13 games for the Huskies this past season, posting nine catches for 89 yards. He had his best season in 2015, when he was a part-time starter and had 26 catches for 307 yards and three touchdowns. He redshirted in 2016.
In his Twitter announcement, Dickey said he is on track to earn his undergraduate degree in March and will thus be eligible to play as a senior grad transfer at another program next fall.
Thank you Husky Nation and Coach Pete for my amazing time spent here in Seattle. I have received my release. A new chapter begins! Film pic.twitter.com/kaKlEDLZqj
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— Brayden Dickey (@braydenlenius) January 11, 2018