Utah tight end Brant Kuithe is returning for his senior season.
The four-year tight end, who had his breakout season in 2019, annouced that he will be returning in 2022 on Instagram, with the caption “Let’s run it back.”
“Utah, this place has become my home. My teammates and coaches have become family. The rush of playing in front of the best fans in the nation is a feeling that is indescribable. I’ve learned so much and have grown into the person that I’m supposed to be,” Kuithe said in the video.
“But, there’s still work to be done. See you in Rice-Eccles in September.”
Kuithe is eligible for a fifth year due to the NCAA’s COVID rules, which meant the 2020 season didn’t count in terms of eligibility for all players.
This season, the 6-2, 230-pound tight end leads the team in receiving yards with 534 yards on 44 receptions. He’s caught six touchdowns.
Kuithe has been an integral part of the Utes’ tight-end heavy offense and has been a favorite target for quarterback Cam Rising.
Kuithe, who was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference second team this year, was ranked as the 14th best tight end on ESPN’s 2022 NFL Draft Big Board.
Next up for Kuithe and the Utes is a Rose Bowl matchup against Ohio State on New Year’s Day.