Dalton Kincaid, Tavion Thomas Accept Invitations To Post-Season Games

Nov 23, 2022, 8:08 PM
Jaren Kump #68, Devaughn Vele #17 and Taniela Pututau #84 of the Utah Utes congratulate Dalton Kincaid #86 after he scored a touchdown against the USC Trojans during the second half of their game October 15, 2022 Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY- Both Dalton Kincaid and Tavion Thomas have recently made some decisions as to what they will be doing once the 2022 football season comes to a close. Kincaid accepted an invitation from the Reese’s Senior Bowl and Thomas from the East-West Shrine Bowl on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Utah Tight End Dalton Kincaid

Kincaid intends to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl held annually in Mobile, Alabama. The 2023 prep week and game will run through January 30, 2023- February 4, 2023.

Kincaid will join the recent ranks of T.J. Pledger, Leki Fotu, Francis Bernard, Terrell Burgess, and Bradlee Anae among others as Utes to participate in the prestigious post-season bowl for out-going seniors heading to the NFL.

Executive Director Jim Nagy has been high on Utah’s pair of tight ends (Brant Kuithe being the other) since last season. There is some question as to whether Kuithe will be back or not for the Utes due to a season-ending injury, but Kincaid is in a position to move on and showcase his talent.

Utah Running Back Tavion Thomas

Thomas was extended an invite to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl after a stellar performance against Stanford two weeks back. The talented tight end hasn’t seen as much action for Utah in 2022 as most expected due to personal and other reasons not disclosed by the program.

Still, Thomas has done enough in his two years at Utah to peak the NFL’s interest and participating in the East-West Shrine Bowl could go a long way to determining what he does after Utah.

Last season offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, defensive end Mika Tafua and linebacker Nephi Sewell participated in the Las Vegas located post-season out-bound senior bowl game.

This year the Shrine Game will take place on February 2, 2023.


Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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