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Utah State LB Zachary Vigil "could move up the board a bit after showing better than anticipated straight-line speed" at his pro day, notes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 6-foot-2, 236-pounder clocked 4.68 and 4.67 second showings in the 40 late last week at his showcase. He added a 32-inch vertical, 9-5 broad jump, 4.41 short shuttle, a 7.11 three-cone drill and 26 reps on the bench press. Despite the showing, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt recently wrote that the reigning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year would still "likely be a priority free agent."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 8 - 8:36 PM

Utah State LB Zachary Vigil "had a good [pro day] workout and will likely be a priority free agent," noted NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

Vigil logged 4.68 and 4.67 second showings in the 40, adding a 32-inch vertical, 9-5 broad jump, 4.41 short shuttle, a 7.11 three-cone drill and 26 reps on the bench press. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound reigning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year was named a second-team All-American by USA Today Sports and a fourth-team All-American by Athlon Sports.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 10:14 PM

Utah State RB Joe Hill clocked forty times of 4.28 and 4.31 seconds at the school's pro day on Thursday.

For point of comparison, consider that UAB wide receiver J.J. Nelson ran the fastest 40 time at the combine with an identical 4.28. Hill added a vertical of 34 1/2-inches, a 9-8 broad jump, a short shuttle of 4.59 seconds, a three-cone drill of 7.25 seconds, and nine reps on the bench press. The 5-foot-10 3/8, 184-pounder has earned himself a second look from scouts, though, as Gil Brandt notes, he's probably still "a priority free agent."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 5:35 PM

Utah State senior QB Chuckie Keeton received a medical redshirt for the 2014 season and will return with one more year of eligibility in 2015.

On Oct. 1 it was announced Keeton would be held out for the remainder of the season after not looking like his old self once returning from a 2013 torn ACL and MCL. Who knows if Keeton will regain that same movement ability he once displayed, along with throwing skills, but we are excited to see one more season.
Feb 6 - 7:43 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein said Utah State DE B.J. Larsen a "high-effort, highly productive pass rusher."

Larsen (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) is participating in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase. Larsen posted nine sacks this past season, and had 17 during his career, along with 26.5 career TFL. "He is nimble for a guy his size, not surprising when you consider he was a member of his high school tennis team," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 4:01 PM

Utah State redshirt senior LB Zachary Vigil and his brother sophomore RB/LB Nick Vigil combined for 16 tackles in a 21-6 win over UTEP in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

Utah State held the Miners' to 99 rushing yards and 3.2 per-carry average. Zachary is the NFL prospect to keep an eye on. A former walk-on, Zach Vigil is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior who came into the game with 145 tackles. He is the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and was named a second-team All-American by USA Today Sports and a fourth-team All-American by Athlon Sports. Vigil will participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 06:24:00 PM

Utah redshirt senior LB Zachary Vigil accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

A former walk-on, Vigil is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior who earned second-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors and ranked fifth in the conference and 84th in the nation with 105 tackles (8.1 pg) last year. Vigil was recently named one of 10 semifinalists for The Burlsworth Trophy, given annual to the nation’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Utah State sophomore QB Darell Garretson will undergo wrist surgery and miss multiple weeks.

The Aggies haven't yet announced Garretson's timeline, but we know he's been told to stay off the field for at least a few weeks. It's awful news for Utah State, which was forced to use Garretson to cover for injured star QB Chuckie Keeton. Former No. 3 QB Craig Harrison is listed as the starter for this weekend’s game versus UNLV.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 06:26:00 PM

Utah State will continue to start sophomore Darell Garretson in place of the injured Chuckie Keeton.

Garretson took over at halftime against Wake Forest and started in the loss against Arkansas State, combining for 389 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions. As a freshman in 2013, Garretson started for Keeton when the latter tore his ACL. No decision has been disclosed on if Keeton will attempt to return in 2015.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Utah State senior QB Chuckie Keeton will likely be held out for the remainder of the season.

"Chuckie's health is our top priority and he has not been cleared to play by our medical staff," head coach Matt Wells said. "We will continue to monitor his progress throughout the fall, but given his current condition it is unlikely that he will play in any games in the foreseeable future." Keeton was obviously not 100 percent healthy this season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee last year, and seemed to favor the leg after nearly every hit. A BYU player stated earlier in the week that he had heard Keeton would be given a medical redshirt, so leave that possibility open.
Source: USA Today
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:25:00 PM

Utah State HC Matt Wells was surprised by the "report" BYU DL Remington Peck made regarding a possible medical redshirt for senior QB Chuckie Keeton.

"BYU said that?!," Wells said when asked about the statement. "We’ll get him to practice today and we’ll see what is going on," the head coach said of Keeton. The quarterback has not played in a game and a half, and has not looked the same this season after tearing his ACL last year. It is worth noting that Wells did not outright deny the report, only stating Keeton will be evaluated after practice.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:53:00 PM

BYU DL Remington Peck told BYU Sports Nation that Utah State senior QB Chuckie Keeton will be taking a medical redshirt this season.

Utah State has not made a statement on the matter. Obviously the source is not exactly certified, but many of the players that go to schools in Utah have close relationships. Keeton missed last season after tearing his ACL and did not look the same in 2014 while seeing action in three games. Again, the report has not been confirmed, but the decision would not surprise us.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Utah State senior QB Chuckie Keeton will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas State.

Keeton re-injured his left knee against Wake Forest and was forced out of the second half. Head coach Matt Wells did say Keeton did not re-tear his ACL, but the goal is not to rush him along. "Chuckie is fine from a health standpoint," Wells declared. "The ACL is all intact; everything's good. But it's banged up, guys, and that's the bottom line." Utah State has a bye following this matchup, so Keeton will be evaluated at that time. He does not look like the same player this season.
Source: Desert News
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Utah State senior QB Chuckie Keeton re-injured his left knee and was forced out of the second half of the school's 36-24 win over Wake Forest.

Keeton tore ligaments in the same knee last year. He was on crutches for a period of time on the sideline but tossed them aside later on. Keeton showed plenty of ability prior to the injury last year, but he has looked sluggish since. Utah State's staff will know more about the injury on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:32:00 PM

The Deseret News reports that USU head coach Matt Wells announced that junior WR Brandon Swindall has a torn Achilles in his left foot and will miss the rest of the 2014 season.

"He’s going to have surgery this week,"Wells said to the Deseret News, who already had to absorb the loss of standout junior linebacker Kyler Fackrell last week. "It’s hard. Everyone of them is hard because you know what those kids have given up to earn a role or the starting job, and that kid’s one of the best receivers in the Mountain West Conference." Last season the Utah State prospect hauled in 29 passes for 285 yards and a team-high six touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 198 pound Swindall caught 5 passes for 37 yards in Utah's season-opener versus Tennessee, but Swindall injured himself after one offensive play in Saturday’s victory over Idaho State.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:38:00 PM


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