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Former Michigan defensive lineman Phillip Paea announces transfer to Utah State

Paea is the second transfer from Michigan to land at Utah State this year, joining defensive back Hunter Reynolds.

Utah State Aggies football players run onto the field at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah.
Utah State Aggies players step on the field during an NCAA football game against New Mexico Lobos at Maverik Stadium in Logan on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Former Michigan defensive lineman Phillip Paea will be an Aggie.

The redshirt senior announced his transfer to Utah State on Instagram.

The 6-foot-4, 302-pound Paea is listed as a defensive lineman on Michigan’s roster. A three-star recruit, Paea enrolled at Michigan in 2017. He didn’t see any playing time his freshman season, then played in two games as an offensive lineman in 2018. He played one game in 2020, as a defensive lineman.

Paea is the second transfer from Michigan to land at Utah State this year, joining defensive back Hunter Reynolds. Utah State has now added 15 total transfers this offseason.