Utah Football Team Is Thrilled To See Tyler Huntley Succeed In NFL

Dec 22, 2021, 12:34 PM | Updated: 12:40 pm
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Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley has been a big story nationally for his recent success in the NFL and his former Utes teammates are thrilled to see him playing well.

Tyler Huntley is coming off of his second career start for the Baltimore Ravens and went toe-to-toe with Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers.

Utah football is preparing to face Ohio State in the Rose Bowl and spoke to the media on Monday. Kyle Whittingham and players were asked about Huntley’s recent success.

Utah Football Team Happy To See Tyler Huntley Succeed In NFL

Whittingham had a big smile on his face when he was asked about Huntley going toe-to-toe with Rodgers on Sunday.

“I watched the whole game, it was great,” Whittingham said. “I thought Tyler played very well. I know they didn’t come out on the winning end. But I thought he made some plays and played like a seasoned vet.”

Utah’s current starting quarterback Cam Rising was on the scout team during Huntley’s senior year with the Utes in 2019 after transferring from Texas.

“Unreal, he’s doing everything I thought he would do,” said Rising. “He’s an unreal player and I’m happy to see him go and get his opportunity to shine.”

Britain Covey was teammates with Huntley for two seasons after returning from his two-year church mission.

“Oh my gosh, I was screaming, I was going crazy,” Covey said about Huntley. “It’s so cool. Tyler is an amazing human being. I love Tyler for anything he does on the field. Just who he is as a person is more important, but I’m so proud of him, just pumped for him.”

The former Ute scored four touchdowns in a one-point loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Huntley finished the game 28/40 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He posted a 99.5 Rating. Huntley added 13 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

In five games this season, Huntley has thrown for 743 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception with a 68.8 completion rate. He’s added 29 rushes for 168 yards and two touchdowns with his legs.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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