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  10/17/21 - Cameron RisingrJr/2023, Utah, 6-1, 220 (DS#45 QB) + More +

  Utah is once again emerging as a serious Pac-12 title contender. The Utes are gaining momentum in pursuit of a third division title in four years after taking down a third straight league opponent. Cameron Rising threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns as Utah rallied to beat No. 18 Arizona State 35-21 on Saturday night. Rising added 59 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Tavion Thomas ran for 84 yards and a score. The Utes (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) took over sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South, and are the last unbeaten team in Pac-12 play. "We got everything we want right there in front of us," Rising said. "We just got to go take it." Jayden Daniels threw for 237 yards and two TDs to lead Arizona State. Daniels rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown. The Sun Devils (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) surrendered 28 unanswered points after halftime. Utah scored on four straight drives in the second half to erase a 14-point halftime deficit. Rising completed 13-of-15 pass attempts after halftime while leading the comeback. "Got a lot of faith in Cam Rising," Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said. "He's a great leader for us and the players believe in him." - Utah/AP College Football

(DS#45 QB) rJr/2023 QB Cameron RisingUtah
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  10/14/21 - Cameron RisingrJr/2023, Utah, 6-1, 220 (DS#45 QB) + More +

  OCT 11 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cameron Rising, So., QB, Utah (Ventura, CA),...Powered the Utah offense in the win at USC (Oct. 9) with a 22-of-28 performance for 306 yards (13.9 ypc) and 3 touchdowns, plus a rushing score. Completions, passing yards and TD scored were all career-highs....Only Pac-12 QB this weekend to score 4 TD...Led four scoring drives of 75-plus yards on the night, the most this weekend by a Pac-12 team...After a 3-and-out on Utah's first series, proceeded to march the Utes forward for touchdowns on five of the team's next six possessions...7 of his 22 completions went for 15-plus yards, totaling 192 passing yards...Connected with Devaughn Vele for a 37-yard touchdown on a perfectly-executed, fourth-down flea flicker with 10 seconds left in the first half, giving Utah a double-digit lead for the rest of the night...1st Utah QB to pass for 300-plus yards since 2019. Also nominated for offense: Jayden de Laura, QB, Washington State; Drake London, WR, USC; Jayden Daniels, QB, Arizona State, Brittain Brown, RB, UCLA; Deshaun Fenwick, RB, Oregon State. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#45 QB) rJr/2023 QB Cameron RisingUtah
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  10/14/21 - Kamoi LatuSo/2024, Utah, 6-2, 190 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  OCT 11 PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Kamo'i Latu, Fr., Safety, Utah (Honolulu, HI),...Made his 1st career start at safety in Utah's historic road win at USC (Oct. 9)...Produced a career- and team-best 10 tackles, to go with a pass breakup. 7 of Latu's tackles came in the 1st half, including 5 in the 1st quarter of the game. It's the 2nd straight game that a Utah freshman had double-digit tackles...The win was Utah's first road triumph over the Trojans since 1916 and first-ever in the LA Coliseum (opened 1923)...2nd time a Utah player has won this award this season with Karene Reid winning it in Week 4. Also nominated for freshman: Benjamin Yurosek, TE, Stanford; Elijhah Badger, WR, Arizona State; Semisi Saluni, LB, Oregon State. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#999 SS) So/2024 SS Kamoi LatuUtah
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  10/04/21 - Van FillingerSo/2024, Utah, 6-3, 255 (DS#12 DE) + More +

  SEPT 27 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Van Fillinger, Fr., DE, Utah (Draper, UT),...Had 3.0 sacks, the first 3 of his career, in Utah's 24-13 win over Washington State. His first sack came on the Cougars opening drive, his second on a crucial 3rd down stop in the 3rd quarter and his third on WSU's last drive of the day...1st Utah player with 3.0 sacks in a game since Bradlee Anae had 3.0 against Arizona State in 2019 and most ever sacks in a game by a Utah freshman...Helped lead the Utes to an 8-sack game, the most Utah has had since they recorded 11 at Arizona State in November 2016...First time a Ute has won it since 2019. Utah players won it 5 times in 2019, the first season of the award, with 4 different Utes winning it that year. Also nominated: Ryan Bowman, OLB/DE, Washington; Mo Diallo, DL, Arizona; Keonte Schad, DL, Oregon State; Brandon Dorlus, DT, Oregon; Thomas Booker, DE, Stanford; Anthonie Cooper, DL, Arizona State; Ron Stone, Jr., Edge, Washington State. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#12 DE) So/2024 DE Van FillingerUtah
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  09/26/21 - Aaron LoweJr/2023, Utah, 6-0, 188 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  A University of Utah football player has died in in a shooting at a house party early Sunday, Salt Lake City police said. The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe occurred just after midnight, only hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13, and less than a year after a teammate of Lowe's died in an accidental shooting. Police said another victim in Sunday's shooting incident - a woman - was hospitalized in critical condition and authorities were searching for a suspect. "We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe," Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron's family and friends, along with the other individual who was harmed in this tragic incident. Aaron was a great teammate, friend, brother and son and was loved by anyone who crossed paths with him. He will be deeply missed." Lowe, 21, was the first recipient of a memorial scholarship created to honor former Utah player Ty Jordan, a 19-year-old tailback who died after an accidental shooting in December 2020. Jordan and Lowe were high school teammates in Mesquite, Texas. After Jordan died, Lowe switched his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his friend. - AP College Football

(DS#999 CB) Jr/2023 CB Aaron LoweUtah
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  09/25/21 - T.J. PledgerSr/2022, Utah, 5-09, 193 (DS#27 RB) + More +

  TJ Pledger rushed for 117 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Utah came from behind to beat Washington State 24-13 on Saturday afternoon in the Utes' Pac-12 opener. Pledger, a transfer from Oklahoma who only had 11 yards coming into the game, ran 20 yards for a touchdown with 4:53 to play. "After the game, I was holding my daughter and had tears in my eyes. College football is not easy, you go through ups and downs, and the ones who are able to remain steady and just keep putting their best foot forward every day, they end up being successful," said Pledger, who had all his yards in the second half after starter Micah Bernard left with an upper-body injury. Clark Phillips took an interception 54 yards for a score to clinch it with 2:19 remaining. The Cougars (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) forced seven fumbles, recovering three, with at least two others saved by replay.

The last one came with 10:18 to play when Daniel Isom hit Chris Curry just before he crossed the goal line and Travion Brown recovered in the end zone. The WSU players were dealing with more than what was happening between the lines. Early Saturday morning near the WSU campus, one person was killed and Brandon Gray, a junior wide receiver, was also shot and is in serious but stable condition. The news shook the travel team who was already in Salt Lake City. - Utah/AP College Football


(DS#27 RB) Sr/2022 RB T.J. PledgerUtah
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  09/21/21 - Britain CoveyrSr/2022, Utah, 5-08, 172 (DS#18 WR) + More +

  SEPT 20 PAC-12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Britain Covey, Jr., PR/WR, Utah (Provo, UT),...Tallied 132 punt return yards, a career-high, in the game at San Diego State. Highlighted the day with an 80-yard return for a touchdown, the longest single return in the Pac-12 this season and 4th longest in FBS...132 total PR yards for the night rank sixth all-time at Utah for a single game. It's also the most in FBS this season and top performance in the Pac-12 since 2013. Shaky Smithson was the last Ute to return for as many yards, doing so during the 2010 season...1st Ute to win the award since kicker Jadon Redding won it twice last season. First Utah returner to win the award since Cory Butler-Byrd in September 2015...Also nominated: Nikko Remigio, WR/KR, California; Josh Watts, P, Colorado; Kazmeir Allen, WR/KR, UCLA; Micah Croom, ILB, USC; Alex Cook, DB, Washington; Camden Lewis, K, Oregon; Eddie Czaplicki, P, Arizona State; Joshua Karty, K, Stanford. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#18 WR) rSr/2022 WR Britain CoveyUtah
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  09/06/21 - Devin LloydrSr/2022, Utah, 6-2, 232 (DS#4 ILB) + More +

  SEPT 6 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Devin Lloyd, Jr., LB, Utah (Chula Vista, CA),...Career-high 12 tackles in win over Weber State with 8 of them coming in the first half...5th career game with double-digit tackles and most by a Ute since 2019...2.0 TFL for 10 yards including an 8-yard sack. Also had a forced fumble and his 2nd career interception...1st Utah player to win the award since Julian Blackmon in November 2019. Utah players won the award 4 times that season. Also nominated: Mitchell Agude, OLB, UCLA; Darien Butler, LB, Arizona State; Justin Flowe, ILB, Oregon; Greg Johnson, Nickel, USC; Anthony Pandy, LB, Arizona; Nate Landman, ILB, Colorado. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#4 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Devin LloydUtah
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  09/03/21 - Charlie BrewerrSr/2023, Utah, 6-1, 210 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Charlie Brewer threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns in his Utah debut to help the No. 24 Utes beat Weber State 40-17 on Thursday night. Dalton Kincaid caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the opener for both teams. Tavion Thomas ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in his Utah debut. Brewer beat out Cameron Rising for the starting quarterback job in camp and did not disappoint. He was crisp on many throws and gave Utah a legitimate passing attack it lacked at times last season. "I thought he was very poised in the pocket," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. "He did a nice job keeping his eyes downfield. He was accurate...Did a good job of running the offense." Bronson Barron threw for 213 yards and a touchdown for Weber State, but the Wildcats had just 57 yards rushing. - AP College Football/Utah Football

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2023 QB Charlie BrewerUtah
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  08/27/21 - Charlie BrewerrSr/2023, Utah, 6-1, 210 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  There's no ifs, ands or ORs about it: Charlie Brewer is the starting quarterback for Utah's season opener against Weber State. The Utes released their first depth chart of the 2021 season, and it lists the Baylor grad transfer as the starter at quarterback, with Cameron Rising the backup. The Utes open the season against the Wildcats on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. MDT at the newly renovated Rice-Eccles Stadium. Brewer, a senior, was considered a leading candidate for the starting position, as he came to Utah after starting for four seasons at Baylor and has thrown for 9,700 yards and 65 touchdowns in his college career.

Rising, a sophomore, was the Game 1 starter for Utah last season before going down with a season-ending injury just one quarter into the year. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Brewer was named to the team's 16-man leadership council earlier this week and has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award (nation's best college quarterback) and Maxwell Award (college player of the year). During the Utes' spring game in April, Brewer showed off his potential by completing 15 of 15 passes for 151 yards, two touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 228.6 in just one half of play. - Deseret News


(DS#999 QB) rSr/2023 QB Charlie BrewerUtah
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  08/25/21 - Charlie BrewerrSr/2023, Utah, 6-1, 210 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  The University of Utah has its next starting quarterback. Charlie Brewer will start the Sept. 2 season-opener vs. in-state FCS power Weber State at Rice-Eccles Stadium (5:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks), multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday morning. After Saturday's fall camp-ending live scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said he and his staff would make a decision later in the day, with the pick set to take over the offense when practice reconvened on Monday, 11 days until the opener. But on Monday afternoon, Whittingham said only that a full depth chart would be released later this week. - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2023 QB Charlie BrewerUtah
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  08/12/21 - Van FillingerSo/2024, Utah, 6-3, 255 (DS#12 DE) + More +

  As far as fall camp position battles go this month at the University of Utah, the situation at defensive end is reasonably straightforward. All-Pac-12 fifth-year junior Mika Tafua is entrenched at one defensive end spot, but the other projected starter, Maxs Tupai, is not with the team this fall, Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham revealed on Wednesday. Without Tupai, enter a pair of freshmen, Van Fillinger and Xavier Carlton, as prime candidates to fill Tupai's spot. Whittingham has mentioned third-year redshirt freshman Miki Suguturaga a couple of times in these early days as a depth chart option, but that is more for the No. 4 spot right now.

That second defensive end is going to be either Fillinger or Carlton, both of whom find themselves with an opportunity to break through into a significant role this fall. "Huge opportunity," Whittingham said. "Couldn't be a bigger opportunity for those guys, and they're both excited about that opportunity. My guess is they'll answer the bell and do just fine. When something happens to somebody, it's somebody else's opportunity and that's how they have to look at it." Tupai's absence is helping to fuel these opportunities for Carlton and Fillinger, whose lockers are next to each other inside the Eccles Football Center, but in hindsight, staying the course during an unorthodox, COVID-impacted 2020 season, was just as important. - Salt Lake Tribune


(DS#12 DE) So/2024 DE Van FillingerUtah
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  08/08/21 - Devaughn VelerSo/2024, Utah, 6-3, 205 (DS#59 WR) + More +

  At one point, as University of Utah wide receiver Britain Covey made his way through Radio Row at Pac-12 media day last week in Los Angeles, the topic turned to redshirt freshman wideout Devaughn Vele. Covey's assessment of the former walk-on was partially rooted in the fact that Vele will perform well in practice, but he has had trouble transferring that into games. With Utah fall camp starting to unfold this week, Vele finds himself in an advantageous position. The Utes have depth questions at wide receiver beyond Covey, Solomon Enis and Jaylen Dixon. Kyle Whittingham gave every indication during spring practice that Vele can step in and grab at least the No. 4 spot, which would get him on the field consistently, but it's up to him to finally break through.

"Going into a game is really hard when you haven't performed at a certain level in a game and you go into a Pac-12 atmosphere, it really is a challenge," Covey said later in the afternoon at Pac-12 media day. "I think there is a mental-toughness side that people don't focus on enough. There's something that you have to carry over, and I feel like I've had that. I had to have that my whole life because I was small, being under-recruited, so I'm trying to help Vele develop that. "When he goes out there, he needs to have no doubt he's an All-Pac-12 receiver. We'll see what happens, but he knows that, which is a good thing. He recognizes that part." - Salt Lake Tribune


(DS#59 WR) rSo/2024 WR Devaughn VeleUtah
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  08/05/21 - Charlie BrewerrSr/2023, Utah, 6-1, 210 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  The long-awaited, much-ballyhooed quarterback competition between Charlie Brewer and Cam Rising commences when the University of Utah football team opens fall camp on Wednesday afternoon. Brewer, a graduate transfer from Baylor, has the hype, thanks to a resume that includes 9,700 passing yards and 65 touchdowns across 44 games for the Big 12 program. Rising, a fourth-year sophomore, is not the incumbent, per se, but has already won the job once. Last season, Rising overcame another graduate transfer in South Carolina's Jake Bentley to win the job and started the season-opener vs. USC, but was lost for the season on the 14th offensive snap to a shoulder injury.

So here we are: another training camp, another Utes quarterback competition on deck. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has never been one to fully show his cards when it comes to any position battle, but he made one thing about the timing of his choice clear when he spoke to The Salt Lake Tribune last week at Pac-12 media day. "Sooner rather than later," Whittingham said when asked what his decision timeframe was to choose a quarterback. "As soon as we see that separation. As soon as we see it." - Salt Lake Tribune


(DS#999 QB) rSr/2023 QB Charlie BrewerUtah
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  07/29/21 - Devin LloydrSr/2022, Utah, 6-2, 232 (DS#4 ILB) + More +

  If the Pac-12 football media day predictions are any indication, Utah will challenge in the Pac-12 South once again in 2021. The Utes were picked to finish second behind USC in the Pac-12 South in the league's preseason media poll released Wednesday morning. Utah also received six first-place votes and three votes to win the Pac-12 championship. It's Oregon, though, who was the overwhelming favorite not only to win the Pac-12 North but the league title as well. The Ducks received 27 votes to win the Pac-12 championship, followed by 10 for USC and the three for Utah. The Utes also landed a league-high five players on the preseason All-Pac-12 first team. Utah's five first-team selections include junior offensive lineman Nick Ford, junior linebacker Devin Lloyd, junior defensive end Mika Tafua, sophomore kicker Jadon Redding and junior return specialist Britain Covey, who also made the second team as a wide receiver. - Deseret News

(DS#4 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Devin LloydUtah
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