‘One More Year’: Utah QB Cam Rising Announces Return For 2024 Season
Nov 19, 2023, 3:07 PM | Updated: Nov 20, 2023, 11:14 am
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah quarterback Cam Rising announced that he will return to the Utes for their 2024 campaign after missing the entire 2023 season.
The quarterback shared his decision via social media on Sunday, November 19.
“One more year,” Rising captioned a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
One more year pic.twitter.com/LnFU1t5JCd
— Cameron Rising (@crising7) November 19, 2023
A 2022 semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and the Maxwell Award, Rising has faced questions about his playing status since suffering a knee injury in January.
Rising started all 13 games as a junior, recording 3,034 yards on 249-of-385 passing (8 INT, 26 TD), adding 77 rushes for 465 yards and six touchdowns. He was named the MVP of the 2022 Pac-12 Championship Game after leading Utah to its second-consecutive Pac-12 title game win.
A Bad Moon Rising In The Big 12
Even before Rising’s announcement of a return for a final year of eligibility, Utah was expected to come into their new home in the Big 12 as a top contender. Rising leading the charge for Utah in 2024 helps solidify the argument that the Utes could be the top dog in their new conference.
It is expected that Rising’s announcement will do a lot to not only help sway other guys in the program on the fence about coming back but will also help attract top Transfer Portal talent to Salt Lake City as well.
Not only could Rising and Utah be in for a Big 12 Championship in year one of their new conference, but the pathway to the College Football Playoff will be considerably easier as well as the system moves to a 12-team format.
Cam Rising’s Utah Career
Rising has been a great find for Utah at the quarterback position after transferring to the team in 2019 from Texas.
Since Rising’s arrival to Salt Lake City his leadership has helped see the Utes through some unimaginably dark times while also taking them to new heights.
With Rising at the helm, Utah won two-straight Pac-12 Championships and made two Rose Bowl appearances. His play has helped spark national conversation about the Utes being an interesting potential team for the College Football Playoff along with some outside Heisman talk.
These are all conversations and opportunities Ute fans at one point could only dream of the Utah football program being consistently a part of.
Rising “broke out” in 2021, finishing the year 204 of 320 passing for 2,493 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. He added 499 rushing yards off of 79 carries along with six additional touchdowns.
Rising was named Pac-12 All-Conference first-team after helping the Utes win their first Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl appearance in program history.
Rising’s personal and team accomplishments all came about while dealing with the shocking deaths of teammates Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe.
Rising improved his stats in 2022, but in a quarterback heavy class including improved quarterback play in the Pac-12 alone, Rising was a little lost in the shuffle.
QB1 for the Utes completed 249 of 385 passes in 2022 for 3,024 yards, 26 touchdowns, and eight interceptions for a 64.7% completion rate. Rising added an additional 465 yards and six touchdowns on the ground off of 77 carries.
The talented quarterback ended 2022 as an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and the Pac-12 Championship MVP.
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