The Washington Huskies are down a man after tight end Chris Izbicki left the team ahead of the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30. The Washington offense made little use of the tight ends this season, with Izbicki only catching two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown. Though he only started in one game, Izbicki made appearances in all but two of Washington's games in 2010 and was listed as the starter at the position for the Holiday Bowl.
Izbicki's departure is the second big loss at the tight end spot for the Huskies. Kevario Middleton was kicked off the team prior to the season, opening up some playing time for Izbicki. His loss, however, won't be a major one with highly touted tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins entering the fold next year. Seferian-Jenkins verbally committed to the Huskies and is expected to sign his letter of intent in February.
There's been no word on why Izbicki left the team, though one could surmise the lack of playing time and Washington's heavy reliance on other receiving options made his mind up for him.
The Huskies and Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field in San Diego for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30.