Nine current, or former, Utah football players are graduating this week. Commencement exercises are scheduled for Thursday at the Huntsman Center.

Those earning degrees this spring are running back Faysal Aden; quarterback Luke Bottari; cornerback JaTravis Broughton; wide receiver Solomon Enis; offensive lineman Sataoa Laumea; tight end Munir McClain (Sociology); tight end Taniela Pututau (Business Administration); running back Charlie Vincent; and punter Michael Williams

Of that group, Aden, Bottari, Broughton, Laumea, McClain, Vincent and Williams are on the spring roster. 

Two more players graduate in the summer — offensive lineman Hunter Lotulelei and center Johnny Maea.

Last December, 13 Utes graduated, including two players that were just selected in last weekend’s NFL draft — tight end Dalton Kincaid and offensive lineman Braeden Daniels.

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Kincaid was a first-round pick, No. 25 overall, by the Buffalo Bills. Daniels was taken in the fourth round by the Washington Commanders.

Others that graduated in December were running back Micah Bernard; running back Chris Curry; defensive lineman Devin Kaufusi; offensive lineman Falcon Kaumatule; wide receiver Masaki Kudo; offensive lineman Paul Maile; linebacker Andrew Mata’afa, linebacker Shuhei Mitsumoto; defensive tackle Fua Pututau; tight end Miki Suguturaga (Criminology) and wide receiver Devaughn Vele

Bernard, Curry, Kaumatule, Suguturaga and Vele are expected to be key players for the Utes next fall. Maile transferred to BYU last winter. 

Here is the list of the 2022-23 Utah student-athletes graduates:

Football — 24

  • Faysal Aden, Health & Kinesiology
  • Micah Bernard, Communications
  • Luke Bottari, Economics
  • JaTravis Broughton, Sociology
  • Chris Curry, Communications
  • Braeden Daniels, Business Administration
  • Solomon Enis, Finance
  • Devin Kaufusi, Communications
  • Falcon Kaumatule, Business Administration
  • Dalton Kincaid, Business Administration
  • Masaki Kudo, Communications
  • Sataoa Laumea, Business Administration
  • Hunter Lotulelei, Criminology
  • Johnny Maea, Family, Community & Human Development
  • Paul Maile, Family, Community & Human Development/Sociology
  • Andrew Mata’afa, Criminology
  • Munir McClain, Sociology
  • Shuhei Mitsumoto, Economics
  • Fua Pututau, Sociology;Criminology
  • Taniela Pututau, Business Administration
  • Miki Suguturaga, Criminology
  • Devaughn Vele, Communications
  • Charlie Vincent, Health & Kinesiology
  • Michael Williams, Psychology

Baseball — 7

  • Davis Cop, Economics
  • Randon Hostert, Health and Kinesiology
  • Jayden Kiernan, Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Zach McCleve, Psychology
  • Parker Morin, Psychology
  • Gabe Singer, History Teaching
  • Blake Whiting, Communication

Men’s Basketball — 5

  • Marco Anthony, Political Science
  • Eli Ballstaedt, Entrepreneurship
  • Jaxon Brenchley, Finance
  • Branden Carlson, Communication
  • Bostyn Holt, Sociology

Women’s Basketball — 2

  • Isabel Palmer, Marketing
  • Kelsey Rees, Health, Society & Policy

Men’s Golf — 2

  • Martin Leon, Psychology
  • Jesper von Reedtz, Finance

Gymnastics — 5

  • Jillian Hoffman, Health and Kinesiology
  • Cristal Isa, Applied Mathematics
  • Maile O’Keefe, Health and Kinesiology
  • MyKayla Skinner, Communication
  • Jaedyn Rucker, Health and Kinesiology

Lacrosse — 10

  • Tyler Bradbury, Finance
  • Cole Brams, Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations
  • Sammy Cambere, Information Systems (Masters)
  • Bryce Cheek, Electrical Engineering
  • Zach Johns, Finance (Masters)
  • Dominic Mata, Health, Society and Policy
  • MJ McMahon, Finance
  • Ryan Rogers, Finance
  • Ruben Santana, Health and Kinesiology
  • Branden Wilson, Communication

Men’s Skiing — 6

  • Tomas Birkner, Finance (Masters)
  • Bjorn Brudevoll, Finance
  • Samuel Hendry, Biology
  • Luke Jager, Economics
  • Noel Keeffe, Material Sciences
  • Gustav Vollo, Finance

Women’s Skiing — 6

  • Abbie Jarzin, Health, Society and Policy
  • Sophia Laukli, Economics
  • Josefine Selvaag, Real Estate Development (Masters)
  • Katie Parker, Business Administration
  • Ezra Smith, Urban Ecology
  • Katie Vesterstein, Finance (Masters)

Soccer — 4

  • Haley Farrar, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Kylee Geis, Psychology
  • Hillary Noakes, Biology
  • Courtney Talbot, Accounting

Softball — 5

  • Elicia Espinosa, Health and Kinesiology
  • Katie Faulk, Athletic Training (Masters)
  • Madi Jacobus, Nursing
  • Julia Jimenez, Family, Community & Human Development
  • Halle Morris, Business Administration

Men’s Swimming and Diving — 8

  • Tony Chen, Family, Community and Human Development
  • Jackson Cunningham, Computer Science
  • Cooper deRyk, Health and Kinesiology
  • JP Hynes, Management
  • Luke McDivitt, Mechanical Engineering (Masters)
  • Jenner Pennock, Marketing
  • Andrei Ungur, Film and Media Arts
  • Preston Planells, Communication

Women’s Swimming and Diving — 7

  • Taylor Alicea-Jorgensen, Biochemistry
  • Elise Beller, Psychology
  • Katie, Hale, Public Health (Masters)
  • Taylor Kabacy, Psychology
  • Kayla Miller, Health and Kinesiology
  • Alexa Mills, Nursing
  • Summer Stanfield, Health and Kinesiology

Cross Country/Track and Field — 7

  • Karli Branch, Biology
  • Grace Burnett, Finance
  • Martina Conner, Political Science
  • Ariel Keklak, Public Health (Masters)
  • Maya LeBar, Political Science
  • Lauren Peterson, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Simone Plourde, Health and Kinesiology

Men’s Tennis — 4

  • Franco Capalbo, International Studies
  • Geronimo Espin Busleiman, International Studies
  • Mateo Julio, Finance (Masters)
  • Rian Ta, Marketing

Women’s Tennis — 5

  • Anastasia Goncharova, Sociology
  • Katya Hersh, Film and Media Arts
  • Linda Huang, Business Analytics
  • Madison Tattini, Biology
  • Katya Townsend, Finance (Masters)

Volleyball/Beach Volleyball — 2

  • Abby Karich, Communication
  • Megan Yett, Health and Kinesiology
Utah Utes guard Isabel Palmer (1) shoots the ball during an NCAA women’s basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Palmer was among a large contingent of Utah student-athletes who graduated in 2022-23. | Ryan Sun, Deseret News
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