Sophomore Dylan Utter will look to compete for playing time at offensive guard this fall. The 6-1, 285-pound Utter has made good strides on the field and in the classroom since his arrival on campus, and earned some reps with the second offensive unit during spring ball. Utter joined the Nebraska program after an outstanding prep career at Papillion-LaVista High School.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Utter provided depth along the offensive line, but did not appear in a game.
Utter redshirted and worked on the scout team in 2012.
Before Nebraska (Papillion-La Vista HS)
Utter helped Papillion-LaVista High School reach the semifinals of the Class A state championships as a senior in 2011. Utter was a mainstay on both sides of the line of scrimmage, totaling 40 tackles and two sacks to earn a spot on the Lincoln Journal Star Super State second team as a senior. On offense, Utter helped the Monarchs average more than 38 points and 258 passing yards per game.
As a junior, Utter recorded 47 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks on defense. In the spring of his senior year, Utter earned a second-place finish in shot put at the 2012 Nebraska state track and field championships. Also a member of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska second team, Utter was selected to participate in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Utter walked on after receiving scholarship offers from North Dakota and Army.
Utter was born on Feb. 19, 1994, and is the son of Dinah Fiest. He is a social science education major. Utter has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action Partnership and team hospital visits.