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Utah Football Set For Spring Game, April 17

Apr 15, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – It is game week in Salt Lake City as the University of Utah Football team is set to host its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 17 at 12 p.m. MT.

The Utes will welcome fans into Rice-Eccles Stadium for the first time since Utah's regular season finale victory over Colorado on Nov. 30, 2019. Spring game tickets went on sale April 2, and all 6,500 sold out quickly to eager Utah fans ready to make a trip back to RES.

All funds generated through ticket sales went directly to the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship fund, established to honor the legacy of the former Utah football student-athlete who tragically lost his life in December.

HOW TO WATCH
The 2021 Utah Football Spring Game will air on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Mountain at 11 a.m. PT/12 p.m. MT. Head to Pac-12.com to find out if your cable provider or streaming service carries the Pac-12 Network of channels.

ON THE MIC
Pac-12 Network play-by-play duties will be handled by Roxy Bernstein with help from two Utah Football alums who will be making their way back to Rice-Eccles Stadium.  

All-Pac-12 safety and current Los Angeles Ram Terrell Burgess will be in the booth with Bernstein serving as an analyst while All-MWC linebacker Stevenson Sylvester will handle reporting from the field with live interviews throughout the game.

Burgess was drafted in the third round (104th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft by the L.A. Rams after earning All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2019. He started all 14 games in his final season with the Utes, leading the backfield with 81 tackles (7.5 TFL).

Sylvester, who was a three-time all-conference rover linebacker, led the Utes in tackles in 2009 (81). He was the Defensive MVP for the Poinsettia Bowl that season after recording eight tackles, an interception for a touchdown (27 yards) and a pass breakup in Utah's 37-27 win over Cal.

THE GAME
The game will include four, 10-minute quarters with a running clock in the fourth along with an eight-minute halftime.

THE RED TEAM
On offense, the Red Team features a high-powered attack fueled by transfer quarterback Charlie Brewer with returning wide receivers Solomon Enis and Britain Covey joining the versatile talents of Micah Bernard in the backfield. 

For the defensive side of the ball, the Red Team will feature returning starters Nephi Sewell (LB), Malone Mataele (CB) and JaTravis Broughton (CB). 

THE BLACK TEAM
On the Black Team, Utah fans will get to see the debut of true freshman quarterback Peter Costelli and Power Five transfer running back TJ Pledger with Jaylen Dixon also making his return to RES at wide receiver.

A hard hitting defense will line-up for the black squad as well with Vonte Davis (S), Clark Phillips III (CB), Tennessee Pututau (DT) and Maxs Tupai (DE) matching up with an athletic red offense.

COMING TO RES?
Face masks will be required for entry and must be worn at all times inside Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah's clear bag policy will also be enforced with fans limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. For more information on Utah's clear bag policy, click here.

  • Concession stands will be open during the game, with grab-and-go orders available for fans.
  • TRAX will be free for fans on game day.
  • Tailgating is not allowed for this game in any parking lots on campus.
  • The Utah Ticket Office will open at 11 a.m. on the northeast corner of RES (near gate G). Gates for fan entry will also open at 11 a.m.
  • Fans gate entrance will correspond to the ticket location issued.
  • If you have purchased a ticket and have any questions, please reach out to the Utah Ticket Office at 801-581-8849.

FOLLOW ALONG
Fans can follow along with the action on social media through Twitter (@Utah_Football | @UtahAthletics) and Instagram (@UtahFootball | @UtahAthletics), along with a full recap of the game available on UtahUtes.com.