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Pac-12 Player Profile: Utah’s Devin Lloyd

Utah’s Devin Lloyd

POSITION: Linebacker
CLASS: Junior
HOME TOWN: Chula Vista, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL: Otay Ranch H.S.

Utah’s Devin Lloyd figures to be the best player on a Ute defense that will likely be among the best in the nation.

Lloyd was seen as a sure-fire NFL Draft pick had he chosen to leave after the 2020 season, but he decided to return, saying he wanted to “leave with a championship, with a nice little ring on my finger.”

The California native led Utah with 48 total tackles and 10 tackles for loss, adding two sacks and a forced fumble last season.

Lloyd’s end-of-season honors included an All-Pac-12 First Team selection and a Sporting News All-America Second Team selection after being named a finalist for the Butkus and Pop Warner awards.

Lloyd put his NFL plans on hold to take care of unfinished business in 2021.

Career Stats



• All-Pac-12 First Team
• All-SportsPac12 First Team
• All-SportsPac12 First Team
• Butkus Award Finalist
• Pop Warner Award Finalist
• Sporting News All-America Second Team
• Phil Steele All-America Honorable Mention

• All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

247Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings

Class: 2017
Stars: 3
Rating: 0.8194
National Rank: 1,631
Position Rank: 122
State Rank: 160

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