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60 in 60: #21 Utah’s Devaughn Vele (Wide Receiver)

Aug 5, 2022, 1:36 PM

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Quarterback Cameron Rising #7 of the Utah Utes celebrates with Devaughn Vele #17 after scoring on a 11-yard rushing touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the NCAAF game at Arizona Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at #21 is Utah’s Devaughn Vele (WR).

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah as voted on by the media (and a fan ballot).

“Big, tall, physical receiver,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said of his wide receiver. “Outstanding speed, outstanding ability to go up and get the 50-50 ball. If he can stay healthy, look for a big year out of Devaughn.”

Utah’s Devaughn Vele

Vele is a sophomore from San Diego, California. He prepped at Rancho Bernardo High School where he played football and basketball. Vele was named All-League and invited to the 2016 Polynesian All-American Bowl and the 2016 Alex Spanos All-Star Football Classic. As a senior, Vele recorded 52 receptions for 980 yards and 11 touchdowns.

His first season with the Utes was in 2019 as a walk-on. Vele used his redshirt as a freshman, playing in four games. During the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Vele played in all five games, finishing with two catches for 12 yards. He was awarded a scholarship that year.

This past season, Vele played in all 14 games with seven starts. He caught 23 passes for 389 yards and a touchdown. The TD came against USC just before halftime on a flea flicker.

This fall, the Utes will open their 2022 schedule on the road against the Florida Gators. The Utes and Gators will play on September 3. Utah’s first home game is against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on September 10.

About the 60 in 60

Every summer Hans and Scotty reveal the best college football players in the state of Utah in their annual 60 in 60 as voted on by the media.

In 2022, for the first time ever, the 60 in 60 included one vote based on a fan ballot.

Click here for the complete 60 in 60 rankings countdown.

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