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Former Washington WR Brayden Dickey to Finish Career at New Mexico

Washington Huskies running back Myles Gaskin (9) is congratulated by wide receiver Brayden Lenius (81) and offensive lineman Coleman Shelton (79) after catching a touchdown pass against the Fresno State Bulldogs during the second quarter at Husky Stadium. Photo Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (© Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

Former UW wide receiver Brayden Dickey (formerly Lenius) has made his decision on where he will play his final season of eligibility as a graduate transfer.

After announcing his decision to pursue other opportunities in 2018 back in January, Dickey informed Rivals/ this weekend he will transfer to the University of New Mexico and play for the Lobos this fall.

Prior to announcing his decision Friday, Dickey was set to play 2018 at Portland State, with another former Husky Isaiah Woods (formerly Renfro). The change in schools is also bringing a position change, moving inside from receiver to tight end.

Calvin Magee, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Arizona last season under Rich Rodriguez, is OC at New Mexico and made the switch for Dickey to have a greater impact this fall.

The 6-foot-5 and 230-pounder signed with the Huskies in 2014 out of Chaminade Prep (West Hills, California) as a three-star recruit, Chris Petersen's first recruiting class as head coach at Washington.

Dickey hauled in three touchdown receptions – all in 2015 – and 42 receptions for 452 yards in 40 career games at UW. Immediately, the former Huskies receiver becomes the biggest (literally) target for the Lobos this fall for UNM.