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Report: Injury-riddled Utah TE Evan Moeai gets fifth year


Utah tight end Evan Moeai’s career with the Utes has not been very kind to him as of late. However, it seems that something has finally gone his way as he reported that he has been given a fifth year of eligibility to play in 2016.

Moeai missed the entire 2014 season after going down with a knee injury on the first play of the year. He suffered yet another injury a year later in 2015’s season opener.

According to the Deseret News, Moeai posted on his private Instagram account that he had received a fifth year and would be able to play with the Utes this year. He was at the top of the depth chart last season and he hopes to get back to that spot.

He will have to compete a number of players including Siale Fakailoatonga, Harrison Handley and Ken Hempel. Evan Moeai joined the Utes in 2013 after beginning his career at the JUCO level.

He played in three games in 2013 and only one game in each of the last two seasons. During his one season at Snow College, he was second on the team with 32 catches, 375 yards and eight touchdown catches and averaged 31.2 yards per catch.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to the Salt Lake Tribune

    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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