60 IN 60

60 in 60: #52 Utah’s Tennessee Pututau (Defensive Tackle)

Jun 21, 2022, 4:16 PM | Updated: Jul 7, 2022, 1:54 pm
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JaTravis Broughton #4, Nephi Sewell #29 and Tennessee Pututau #99 of the Utah Utes tackle Deon Macintosh #3 of the Washington State Cougars during their game on December 19, 2020 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at #52 is Utah’s Tennessee Pututau (Defensive Tackle).

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah as voted on by the media (and a fan ballot).

“A young defensive tackle that is really starting to come into his own,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said of his defensive tackle. “Had an outstanding spring, exceptional speed and quickness. Not the biggest player but he is lightning quick and a very good technician.”

Utah’s Tennessee Pututau

Pututau is a sophomore from West Valley City, Utah.

He was a four-star recruit coming out of East High School before serving a two-year church mission. His first season with the Utes was in 2020, where he appeared in all five games, including two starts. Pututau finished with 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry. He had a career-high five tackles and two tackles for loss against Washington State.

This past season, he was a backup defensive tackle, playing in nine games, recording four tackles, one apiece against Weber State, BYU and Arizona State, while getting his first career sack in the Pac-12 Championship game against Oregon.

His cousin Hauati was a standout defensive tackle for Utah with his senior year in 2021. He also has cousins Fua and Taniela that are on the Utah football roster.

Pututau is the first Utah player to appear in the 60 in 60 list for the 2022 season.

About the 60 in 60

Every summer Hans and Scotty reveal the best college football players in the state of Utah in their annual 60 in 60 as voted on by the media.

In 2022, for the first time ever, the 60 in 60 included one vote based on a fan ballot.

Click here for the complete 60 in 60 rankings countdown.

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