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Three More University of Utah Football Standouts Drafted Saturday

May 8, 2021

first_img Written by April 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local Three More University of Utah Football Standouts Drafted Saturday Tags: Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSaturday, as the third and final day of the NFL Draft ensued, three University of Utah football standouts were drafted.The first Ute to be drafted Saturday was defensive tackle Leki Fotu who was selected in the fourth round with the No. 114 overall selection by the Arizona Cardinals.The 6-5 330-pound defensive tackle played only one season of football at Herriman High School, having previously played rugby.However, he proved to be highly productive for the Utes, amassing 41 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and 17 tackles for a loss in his career with Utah.Fotu earned third-team The Associated Press All-American honors this past season for the Utes.With the last selection of the fifth round, at No. 179 overall, the Dallas Cowboys selected Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae. Anae, who had 29.5 career sacks and five forced fumbles for the Utes in his collegiate career, earned third-team The Associated Press All-American honors in 2019 as did Fotu.The last Ute to be drafted was Detroit Lions defensive tackle John Penisini at No. 197 overall in the sixth round.The 6-1 318-pound Penisini starred at West Jordan High School and Snow College before going to Utah.By amassing 5 career sacks, 15 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles for the Utes, he earned second team all-PAC 12 honors in 2019.After Penisini was drafted, that marked seven Utes who had been selected in this draft.The others include cornerback Jaylon Johnson (Chicago Bears), cornerback Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis Colts), tailback Zack Moss (Buffalo Bills) and safety Terrell Burgess (Los Angeles Rams). Brad Jameslast_img

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