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Utah Football Releases Depth Chart, Roster For Spring Practices

Utah players begin warmups as they prepare to play Oregon State in a college football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah will begin spring football practice on Monday, March 15 in the afternoon as position battles start to take place and young guys compete for reps.

Utah has basically a different room at the quarterback position with the exception of Cam Rising heading into spring football. Rising will not participate in spring practice as he is still recovering from surgery in the fall of 2020.

The Utes released their spring depth chart and roster. For the depth chart, Kyle Whittingham said to not put too much stock into it during spring. He was particularly talking about the quarterback depth chart but this applies for every position.

“We typically just put a two deep down unless there’s a situation where two guys are on equal footing,” Whittingham said. “But it’s just a very raw early speculation on how we’re going in and what we feel is the pecking order right now. That could change dramatically as guys start to take reps. So really nothing to read into that other than we don’t have any guys coming back other than Cam who will not be participating. We don’t list guys on the two deep who will not be participating in spring ball. So we’ll just do best guess scenario and let it sort itself out.”

Utah Spring Football Roster

The spring roster is sorted by position and includes number and year.

Quarterbacks 

3 – Ja’Quinden Jackson, Fr.
7 – Cameron Rising, So.
8 – Peter Costelli, Fr.
9 – Cooper Justice, Fr.
12 – Charlie Brewer, Sr.
16 – Bryson Barnes, Fr.

Running Backs

0 – Chris Curry, So.
2 – Micah Bernard, Fr.
5 – T.J. Pledger, Jr.
24 – Charlie Vincent, R-Fr.
27 – Elvis Vakapuna, Fr.
34 – Braedon Wissler, Fr.
37 – Faysal Aden, R-Fr.
43 – George Benyeogor, Fr.
48 – Aaron Tapusoa, Sr.

Full Backs

39 – Joe Ludwig, Jr.

Wide Receivers

1 – Caine Savage, Fr.
4 – Tyrone Young-Smith, Sr.
10 – Money Parks, Fr.
13 – Makai Cope, Fr.
14 – Zach Vaughn, Fr.
17 – Devaughn Vele, R-Fr.
18 – Britain Covey, Jr.
20 – Dawson Tanner, Fr.
21 – Solomon Enis, Jr.
25 – Jaylen Dixon, Jr.
26 – Maxwell Cotton, R-Fr.
27 – Pierre Moudourou, Jr.
81 – Connor O’Toole, Fr.
82 – Dylan Slavens, Jr.
84 – Dominique Thompson, So.

Tight Ends

40 – Ali’i Niumatalolo, Sr.
46 – Hayden Erickson, Fr.
80 – Brant Kuithe, Jr.
85 – Soa Rosales, R-Fr.
86 – Dalton Kincaid, Jr.
87 – Thomas Yassmin, So.
88 – Branden Anderson, Fr.
89 – Cole Fotheringham, Jr.

Offensive Line

50 – Orlando Umana, Sr.
51 – Keaton Bills, R-Fr.
53 – Johnny Maea, So.
54 – Paul Maile, So.
55 – Nick Ford, Jr.
60 – Shintaro Mann, Fr.
64 – Marist Talavou, R-Fr.
68 – Jaren Kump, Fr.
69 – Simi Moala, So.
70 – Hunter Lotulelei, Fr.
71 – Braeden Daniels, So.
72 – Luke Felix-Fualalo, R-Fr.
74 – Jaxon Garcia, Fr.
77 – Bamidele Olaseni, Sr.
78 – Sataoa Laumea, R-Fr.
79 – Alex Harrison, Fr.
94 – Falcon Kaumatule, R-Fr.

Defense Tackles

35 – Eli Morrow, So.
41 – Hauati Pututau, Sr.
50 – Fua Pututau, So.
58 – Junior Tafuna, Fr.
63 – Taka Lautaha, Fr.
75 – Simote Pepa, Fr.
90 – Devin Kaufusi, Jr.
93 – Semisi Lauaki, R-Fr.
95 – Aliki Vimahi, Fr.
96 – Tanoa Togiai, Fr.
98 – Viane Moala, Sr.
99 – Tennessee Pututau, Fr.

Defensive Ends

7 – Van Fillinger, Fr.
11 – Jonny Fanaika, Fr.
12 – Tyler Wegis, Fr.
42 – Mika Tafua, Jr.
43 – Kennan Aiono, Fr.
44 – Xavier Carlton, Fr.
47 – Miki Suguturaga, R-Fr.
53 – Shuhei Mitsumoto, Fr.
76 – Elijah Shelton, So.
91 – Blake Kuithe, So.
92 – Maxs Tupai, Sr.

Linebackers

0 – Devin Lloyd, Jr.
1 – Nephi Sewell, Jr.
20 – Jeremy Mercier, Jr.
30 – Chris Wilson, Fr.
32 – Moroni Anae, Jr.
34 – Karene Reid, Fr.
36 – Dylan Brooks, Fr.
37 – Trey Reynolds, Fr.
52 – Mason Tufaga, Fr.
54 – Hayden Furey, So.
55 – Andrew Mata’afa, So.
59 – Sione Tuha, Fr.
81 – Taniela Pututau, Fr.
83 – Jonah Elliss, Fr.

Cornerbacks

3 – Drew Rawls, R-Fr.
4 – JaTravis Broughton, So.
8 – Clark Phillips III, Fr.
15 – Malone Mataele, So.
22 – Aaron Lowe, So.
23 – Faybian Marks, Fr.
25 – Kenzel Lawler, Fr.
31 – LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson, R-Fr.

Safeties

6 – Cole Bishop, Fr.
9 – Vonte Davis, Sr.
10 – R.J. Hubert, Jr.
13 – Kamo’i Latu, Fr.
14 – Ben Renfro, Fr.
16 – Zemaiah Vaugh, Fr.
24 – Bleu Stewart, Fr.
26 – Dakota Hansen, Jr.
35 – Nick Billoups, Fr.
38 – Stone Azarcon, Jr.

Kickers

36 – Skyler Southam, Jr.
67 – Jordan Noyes, Fr.
97 – Jadon Redding, So.

Punters

33 – Jared March, R-Fr.
61 – Tanner Cragun, Fr.

Long Snappers

48 – Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, Jr.
93 – Keegan Markgraf, Sr.

Utes Spring Depth Chart

Quarterback

Starter: Charlie Brewer
Backup: Peter Costelli

Running Back

Starter: Micah Bernard OR
T.J. Pledger OR
Chris Curry

Wide Receiver

Starter: Solomon Enis
Backup: Money Parks

Wide Receiver

Starter: Devaughn Vele
Backup: Caine Savage

Wide Receiver

Starter: Britain Covey
Backup: Jaylen Dixon

Tight End

Starter: Brant Kuithe
Backup: Ali’i Niumatalolo

Tight End

Starter: Cole Fotheringham
Backup: Dalton Kincaid

Left Tackle

Starter: Jaren Kump
Backup: Luke Felix-Fualalo

Left Guard

Starter: Braeden Daniels
Backup: Keaton Bills

Center

Starter: Nick Ford
Backup: Orlando Umana

Right Guard

Starter: Sataoa Laumea
Backup: Johnny Maea

Right Tackle

Starter: Simi Moala
Backup: Bamidele Olaseni

Left End

Starter: Mika Tafua
Backup: Blake Kuithe OR
Xavier Carlton

Left Tackle

Starter: Viane Moala
Backup: Devin Kaufusi

Right Tackle

Starter: Tennessee Pututau
Backup: Hauati Pututau

Right End

Starter: Maxs Tupai
Backup: Van Fillinger OR
Miki Suguturaga

Rover Linebacker

Starter: Nephi Sewell
Backup: Andrew Mata’afa

Mac Linebacker

Starter: Devin Lloyd
Backup: Trey Reynolds OR
Mason Tufaga

Stud Linebacker

Starter: Moroni Anae
Backup: Hayden Furey

Left Cornerback

Starter: JaTravis Broughton
Backup: Drew Rawls

Right Cornerback

Starter: Clark Phillips III
Backup: Faybian Marks

Nickel Back

Starter: Malone Mataele
Backup: Aaron Lowe

Free Safety

Starter: Vonte Davis
Backup: R.J. Hubert

Strong Safety

Starter: Kamo’i Latu
Backup: Cole Bishop

Kicker

Starter: Jadon Redding
Backup: Jordan Noyes

Punter

Starter: Jared March
Backup: Skyler Southam

Holder 

Starter: Jared March
Backup: Britain Covey

Snapper

Starter: Keegan Markgraf
Backup: Noah Rodriguez-Trammell

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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