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Utes Place 11 on All-Pac-12 Conference Teams
UTAH: Second-team all-Pac-12 conference left tackle played in and started 24 games in two seasons ... came to Utah as the No. 1-rated junior college lineman in the country.
2011-Second-team all-Pac-12 ... played in and started 12 games at left tackle (missed the opener against Montana State with a concussion) ... third on the team with an 82% grade, winning 573 of 695 assignments in the regular season ... led the offensive line in three games: Arizona (90), Cal (79) and UCLA (90%).
2010-Started all 12 regular season games at left tackle ... missed the Las Vegas Bowl with an arm injury ... played 575 downs in the 10 games that were graded (no grades were recorded against BYU and Air Force) ... despite missing a game, he led the team in cuts (19) and had eight pancake blocks (11-game totals; no stats were kept for BYU) ... season-best 83% grade (52-of-63) and four cuts against Wyoming ... Academic all-MWC.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Rated the No. 1 JC offensive lineman of 2009 by Rivals.com ... first-team all-conference and all-region in 2009 ... second-team all-conference in 2008 ... Fullerton College Offensive MVP ... Fullerton's Freshman Player of the Year in 2008 ... team captain ... Fullerton won the Southern Conference and a bowl game both his years there ... prepped at La Mirada High School (Calif.) ... first-team all-area by the Whittier Daily News ... two-time second-team all-Suburban League ... won La Mirada High's Ironman award ... earned three letters in football and two in track ... Suburban League shot put champion.
PERSONAL: : Son of Tom and Marnie Cullen ... father played football for Cerritos College ... one sister ... plans to return to school to finish a degree in sociology ... full name is John Wayne Cullen ... born May 16, 1990.