November 26, 2021, Salt Lake City, UT:
The University of Utah Utes Football team take on the University of Colorado Buffaloes at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, November 26, 2021.  
(Photo by Nick Grace/University of Utah)
Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year

Devin Lloyd

Football, University of Utah

Devin Lloyd “plays with the willful demeanor of an NFL alpha linebacker and is sneaky talented as a rusher either blitzing or aligning off the edge”, which is why he is projected to be off the board in the first or second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Hailing from Chula Vista, California, Devin started his career with Utah Football in 2017 as a redshirt. Earning 32 starts in 47 games, he finished 2021 as a Consensus All-American, Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year, and 2-time Butkus Award Finalist.

During his final season as a Ute, Devin recorded 111 total tackles, 66 of them being solo; 8 sacks; 1 forced fumble; 4 interceptions and 2 interception touchdowns.