Utah senior running back Devontae Booker has been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award while senior linebacker Jared Norris is on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. The Maxwell Award is given to America's College Player of the Year and the Bednarik Award is presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year. Both are awarded by the Maxwell Football Club.
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, running back Devontae Booker and linebacker Jared Norris will attend the annual Pac-12 Football Media Days at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31.
Contrary to popular opinion that Utah football tickets are sold out for the 2015 season, mini plans are available for sale to the general public in five or six-game packages.
Athlon Sports has named four Utes to its 2015 Preseason All-Pac-12 first team, choosing running back Devontae Booker, defensive end Hunter Dimick, punter Tom Hackett and kicker Andy Phillips.
Utah senior running back Devontae Booker is no longer flying under the radar as he was a year ago at this time as a JC transfer. He's now flying through cyberspace as a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy coming off an eye-opening NCAA debut season, when he rushed for 1,512 yards and (averaging 133.3 yards in the last 10 games).