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Utah’s Sione Vaki Earns Second Paul Hornung Player Of Week

Oct 25, 2023, 6:18 PM

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 21: Sione Vaki #28 of the Utah Utes runs the ball for a touchdown in the first quarter against the USC Trojans at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – For the second straight week, Utah safety Sione Vaki was named the Paul Hornung Player of the Week.

The Paul Hornung Award is given to the most versatile player in college football.

After Utes running backs Micah Bernard and Chris Curry went down with season-ending injuries, Vaki stepped in at halfback for Utah.

Against Cal, Vaki posted 15 carries for 158 yards and two touchdowns.

Last week against the Trojans, Vaki was Utah’s leading receiver. He recorded 5 catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns.

Vaki added two tackles against USC.

However, while Vaki has quietly been good for Utah on defense, he’s made an explosive impact for the Utes on offense the past two games going back to his high school roots.

RELATED: Safety Sione Vaki Trending Toward Primarily Playing Offense For Utah

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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