Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014; Spring 2015)
Walk-on Dylan Utter worked his way into playing time on the offensive line in 2014, capped by a start in the Holiday Bowl. Utter provided depth at guard throughout the season, but moved inside to start at center against USC when NU’s top two centers were sidelined by injury. The 6-1, 285-pound Utter will be a contender for significant playing time on the line in 2015. He worked primarily at guard during spring practice, spending the majority of his time with the top unit.
Utter played in six games, with a start at center in the Holiday Bowl. He spent the majority of the year adding depth at guard and played in five of the first seven games. Utter’s performance against USC helped Nebraska roll up 525 yards of total offense and 42 points. Utter also saw significant action against Illinois, when NU topped 400 rushing yards.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Utter added depth on the line in 2013, but did not play in a game.
A walk-on, Utter redshirted in 2012.
Before Nebraska (Papillion-La Vista HS)
Utter helped Papillion-La Vista High School reach the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs as a senior in 2011. Utter played on both lines, 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. Also a member of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska second team, Utter was selected to participate in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Utter earned a second-place finish in shot put at the 2012 Nebraska state track and field championships. 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, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll twice. Utter has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action Partnership and team hospital visits.
Utter's Career Statistics
» Games Played – 6 (all in 2014)
» Games Started – 1 (2014 Holiday Bowl vs. USC)