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Utah Tight End Brant Kuithe To Return For Final Season In 2023

Jan 9, 2023, 7:31 AM
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Brant Kuithe #80 of the Utah Utes drops a pass against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds during the first half of their game September 10, 2022 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY- Utah tight end Brant Kuithe announced he will use his sixth and final year of eligibility to return to the Utes for the 2023 football season. Kuithe was off to a hot start in the 2022 season until a season-ending injury against the Arizona State Sun Devils derailed his plans, making it necessary to return for one more go.

Kuithe hinted at his return on Twitter shortly after Utah’s big win against USC in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Kuithe’s tweet coincided with information KSL Sports received the morning after the Utes stamped their ticket to Pasadena, but now the talented tight end has made it official.

Brant Kuithe Returns To The Utes

Kuithe has been a matchup problem since he emerged as a playmaker in 2018. As a bit of a tweener (part tight end, part wide receiver) Kuithe has gained respect in the football world for being a solid player with the potential to do big things at the next level.

In his five-year career as a Ute, Kuithe has racked up 148 receptions, 1,882 yards while averaging 12.7 yards per play and 16 career touchdowns.

Utah hasn’t been afraid to use their tight end elsewhere on the field either. Kuithe also has impressive rushing stats with 17 career carries for 162 yards, averaging 9.4 yards per carry and adding an additional four touchdowns to his stat sheet.

Kuithe has been a large part of Utah’s rebirth on offense proving to be a consistent weapon for both Tyler Huntley and Cam Rising through his career. With Utah most likely breaking in a new quarterback in 2023 (Bryson Barnes, Nate Johnson or perhaps another unknown quarterback), Kuithe’s return will be a welcome one.

 

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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