Home 2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist – Devin Lloyd

2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist – Devin Lloyd

Story by Pete Donovan

LB, UTAH (9-3) JR. (NO. 0)

6-3, 235, 4.75, Chula Vista, CA. Mid-season All-American; Returning Butkus finalist; Bednarik and Walter Camp semi-finalist; Has 22 tackles for losses, 2nd in the country; 99 total tackles, eight sacks, three interceptions, six passes defended; Two-time Lott IMPACT Player of the Week and three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week

“I see exactly what the NFL looks for in linebackers. He’s got the size, the speed, the explosion, the athleticism, the intelligence — everything you see in those elite linebackers in the NFL, Devin possesses them. He plays within the structure and framework of the defense. But we utilize him in a lot of different ways. You saw us bring him off the edge quite a bit so far this season. He’s got great size. He runs like a deer. He’s instinctive, he’s got a long wingspan and you see him tip balls quite often, particularly in pass rush. He’s a playmaker. He’s a guy that when there’s a play to be made, he almost always makes it. He’s an absolute football junkie and student of the game. He watches as much film during the course of a week as anybody we’ve ever had here.” –Kyle Whittingham, Utah head coach