Utah RB TJ Pledger Scores With Longest Run In School History
SALT LAKE CITY – Utes running back TJ Pledger ran to the end zone with the longest rush in school history during the first half of Utah’s game against the Stanford Cardinal.
The Cardinal hosted the Utes on Friday, November 5.
With 3:10 left in the second quarter, Pledger flew down the far sideline for 96 yards and a Utah touchdown.
Pledger’s run is the longest rushing play in Utah football history and the second-longest play from scrimmage.
96 YARDS TO THE HOUSE 🏠
TJ Pledger makes it 35-0 for @Utah_Football 💪 pic.twitter.com/Qf9VbuLY0C
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 6, 2021
The previous long rush was a 93-yard run by Frank Nelson in 1947.
Utah’s longest-play from scrimmage is held by Dan Hagemann and Jack Steptoe for 98 yards in 1976.
It was the fifth rushing touchdown by the Utes. For Pledger, it was his third rushing score this season.
The touchdown gave the Utes a 35-0 lead.
After the sprint, Pledger had two carries for 96 yards and a score.
That was the longest rush from the line of scrimmage in school history.
We see you @uno_tj!!! pic.twitter.com/1fpsCGp7xm
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) November 6, 2021
The junior running back entered the contest with 40 carries for 276 yards and two touchdowns.
Utah’s game against Stanford is broadcast on FS1 and 700 AM.
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