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Reports: Utah Defensive End Maxs Tupai Returns To Team

Jun 16, 2020, 10:32 AM
Tupai Maxs #92 of the Utah Utes pressures Steven Montez #12 of the Colorado Buffaloes at Rice-Eccle...
Tupai Maxs #92 of the Utah Utes pressures Steven Montez #12 of the Colorado Buffaloes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – As expected, Utah defensive end Maxs Tupai has returned to the team after an absence during spring football.

This is according to KSLSports.com’s Tom Hackett’s sources.

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham announced at the beginning of spring football practices in March that Tupai would not be participating in spring due to personal reasons.

Tupai was sharing reps at defensive end with Mika Tafua on the opposite side of Bradlee Anae. Now that Anae is off to the NFL, Tupai and Tafua are expected to start at defensive end for the Utes in 2020.

Tupai will be a senior this season after playing for Murray High School. Last season, Tupai played in all 14 games while starting against Arizona State. He piled up 21 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack.

Utah officially re-opened their athletic facilities on Monday for voluntary workouts.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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