Players Flying Under The Radar

The 2014 Utah football season is almost upon us, with only a few more days to go before kickoff, the excitement in the air is really starting to build. In less than a week we will finally be up on the hill or in our living rooms hearing pads pop from the likes of Nate Orchard and Brian Blechen and seeing big plays from Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott. But, who is poised to be the breakout player on this Utah team?

On offense it will be Tim Patrick. Patrick is a 6-5, 190 pound WR who came to Utah as a Walk-on from Grossmont College. Since coming to Utah as a walk-on, he has impressed so much that he has earned a chance to to get significant playing time. Anyone who understands the walk-on system will realize just what an accomplishment it is for Patrick to gain a big roll in the offense in such a short amount of time. Patrick has major big play potential, look for him to take some pressure off Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott, as well as give another target to the Utah signal caller.

On Defense, Tevin Carter is the man coming onto the scene this year that will be a big impact guy. At 6-1, 213 pounds he is an athlete that just may give the Ute defense what it needs to make the big play. Originally a WR, he made the switch to safety in junior college and will be playing alongside Brian Blechen. I expect to see big things from Tevin Carter this year, as it is his last year to play.

Whoever makes a big impact, this year should be a good one so lets all just sit back and suffer through these next few days until the Utes take on Idaho St. at Rice Eccles. It is sure to be a great football season.

By: Riley Woods

About the author

Grant Bagby

Since moving to Utah in 2005, I have changed from following all sports in D.C/Virginia to following all sports in Utah. I am a Chicago Bulls fan first (Born and raised by my father), but I am also a hardcore Jazz fan with 7 years of being a season ticket holder under my belt. I started TornBySports to write about the BYU/Utah Rivalry after Max Hall ran his mouth.