SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Eight members of the Utah Football team earned preseason recognition from the Pac-12 Conference.
Tight end Brant Kuithe and offensive lineman Nick Ford earned spots on the All-Pac-12 first team.
Orlando Uman and Simi Moala, both offensive lineman, were named to the All-Pac-12 second team along with defensive lineman Mika Tafua.
Several other Utes were named to the honorable mention team, listed below.
- Brittain Covey (as a receiver)
- Viane Moala (DT)
- Devin Lloyd (LB)
The 2020 Utah football squad takes the field on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT on ESPN2 against the Arizona Wildcats.
Brant Kuithe, a junior from Texas, had a breakout season last year with the Utes and earned a spot on the All-Pac-12 second team.
Nick Ford is a junior from California earned a spot on last year’s Pac-12 honorable mention team.
Covey, a Utah Football fan favorite, heads into his junior season trying to avoid injuries that have plagued his career. He will be vital in the Utes offense after losing a handful of receivers.
You can see the entire Pac-12 preseason team picks here. The players who make the teams are selected by members of the media.