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Kuithe Named To Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

Aug 12, 2022

TYLER, Texas – University of Utah Football tight end Brant Kuithe has been named to the 2022 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List, with the award named the Heisman Trophy winner and an NFL MVP out of Austin, Texas.

The award is given out annually to the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the characteristics of Campbell in integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity. The nominees also must fit the criteria of being born in Texas and/or graduating from a Texas High School or having played at a Texas-based junior college or DI four-year college.

The watch list will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists in November and then five finalists in December with the winner being announced on Jan. 11 at the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet. Kuithe is one of five tight ends on the list along with 63 total student-athletes.

Kuithe is a three-time All-Pac-12 tight end at Utah, playing in 47 career games with 23 starts. He has 129 career receptions for 1,670 yards (12.9 ypc) with his 129 catches being the most by a Utah tight end since at least 1996.

In 2021, he recorded a team-high 611 yards on 50 catches with six touchdowns, ranking second among all Pac-12 tight ends in receiving scores (6). He notched a season-best 118 receiving yards against No. 3 Oregon in 2021, coming down with five catches (23.6 ypc).

His 129 career catches leads all tight ends in the Pac-12 returning in 2022 with the Katy, Texas, native leading the Utes in receptions in both 2019 and 2020.

Time is ticking down as Utah prepares to head to The Swamp in Gainesville, Fla. on Saturday, Sept. 3 to take on the Florida Gators. The game will air at 5 p.m. MT on ESPN. 

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