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Utah Star TE Brant Kuithe Returning For 2021 Season

Brant Kuithe #80 of the Utah Utes gets away from a tackle attempt by Avery Roberts #34 of the Oregon State Beavers during their game at Rice Eccles Stadium on December 5, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah star tight end Brant Kuithe announced that he will returning for his “super junior” season with the Utes in 2021.

Brant Kuithe had the option to go to the NFL but will be returning to Utah for the 2021 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college eligibility was frozen so Kuithe will be a junior again in 2021. He was named second team All-Pac-12 for the second consecutive season.

Kuithe announced his decision on Twitter on Friday morning.

“Utah family, being a Ute has been nothing short of a dream for me,” Kuithe wrote. “Saying I am thankful would never do it justice. That being said, I have decided to return for the 2021 season. Let’s finish what we started, but this time with the MUSS and the best fans in the nation in the stands.” Kuithe also used the hashtags #LLTJ for Ty Jordan and #TNT for the tight end group.

In 2020, Kuithe led the Utes with 25 receptions and had 236 yards (2nd on team) but did not find the end zone in five games. He also ran the ball 6 times for 50 yards.

The Katy, Texas native had a breakout season in 2019 with 34 catches for a team-high 602 yards and 6 touchdowns with 6 rush attempts for 102 yards and 3 TD’s.

In 28 games for the Utes, Kuithe has 79 receptions for 1,065 yards and 7 scores through the air. Kuithe racked up 150 yards on 13 carries for 3 TD’s. Utah’s tight end room will be stacked next season with Kuithe, Cole Fotheringham, Dalton Kincaid and 2021 signee Isaac Vaha from Pleasant Grove High School.

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.