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Draft Prospect Devin Lloyd Discusses Parents’ Military Service, Example

Apr 20, 2022, 2:49 PM
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Devin Lloyd #LB22 of the Utah Utes speaks to reporters during the NFL Draft Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on March 4, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Utes linebacker and NFL Draft prospect Devin Lloyd talked about his parents’ military service and example.

Lloyd is projected by many NFL experts to be a top 15 selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The former Utah star partnered with USAA, a sponsor of the NFL, to discuss his parents’ service and what it means to him.

Lloyd was asked, “What does your parents’ military service mean to you?”

“So my father served in the military for 30 years. My mom was in for 10 years as well. My mom and my dad met in the Navy,” Lloyd replied. “Their service to me is everything just because they’re really sacrificing themselves for the country and for the greater good. So I learned so much about really just being a good person.”

Lloyd also shared a personal message with servicemembers.

“I just want to thank everyone in service, everyone who sacrifices themselves for the greater good of our country,” the future NFL player said. “I think you guys do tremendous things for our country and I’m really just grateful for you guys.”

About Devin Lloyd

The Chula Vista, California native played for the Utes from 2018-21.

During his Utah career, Lloyd had 256 total tackles, 150 solo tackles, 16.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, five interceptions, eight pass breakups, and three touchdowns.

2022 NFL Draft

The draft is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 28-30.

It will be broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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