SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Football head coach Kyle Whittingham introduced the addition of Alvis Whitted to the 2023 employees at present because the Utes’ broad receivers coach, giving Utah one other gifted chief within the offensive teaching room for an electrical group returning this season.
Whitted spent the previous three seasons as broad receivers coach at Wisconsin, serving to the Badgers to a few bowl wins throughout his time in Madison.
In 2022, Whitted developed receivers Chimere Dike, Skyler Bell and Keontez Lewis to common over 14.0 yards per catch with Dike ending first on the group and within the top-10 within the Big Ten in complete receiving yards (689). During the 2021 season, he additionally coached seniors Kendric Pryor and Danny Davis together with Dike to mix for 83 catches, 1,166 yards and 6 touchdowns with all three averaging at the very least 13.0 yards per reception.
Prior to his time with Wisconsin, Whitted served as broad receivers coach for the Green Bay Packers in 2019. He was key in creating Pro Bowl choose Davante Adams, who set the franchise playoff document together with his 160-yard, two-touchdown efficiency towards Seattle. within the NFC Divisional Round.
Before teaching within the NFL, Whitted mentored All-Americans and Biletnikoff Award finalists throughout seven seasons at Colorado State. Rashard Higgins and Michael Gallup had been each consensus first-team All-Americans and Biletnikoff Award finalists beneath the path of Whitted with Gallup being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and Higgins incomes a draft spot with the Cleveland Browns.
Under Whitted, Gallup completed his profession at Colorado State with 100 receptions for 1,418 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior after racking up 76 catches and 1,272 yards (14 TDs) as a junior. Higgins turned the Rams’ all-time receiving chief (3,649) after main the nation in 2014 in receiving yards (1,750) and touchdowns (17) on 96 receptions, recording at the very least 100 receiving yards in 10 video games that season.
With his improvement, Colorado State noticed the highest three seasons by a receiver in program historical past with Higgins and Gallup becoming a member of Preston Williams, who had 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018 to earn second-team All-America. Williams went on to play for the Miami Dolphins with the Rams’ second-leading receiver in 2018, Olabisi Johnson, making an influence as an NFL rookie with Minnesota in 2019.
Whitted began his stint with Colorado State in 2012 after spending a yr as an offensive high quality management assistant beneath Rick Neuheisel at UCLA in 2011. He was additionally broad receivers coach at Millsaps College in 2010 after getting his begin in teaching as an assistant at his alma mater mater, Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, from 2008-09.
He started his teaching profession after 9 years within the NFL after being chosen by Jacksonville within the seventh spherical in 1998. He additionally hung out with the Atlanta Falcons in 2001 and the Oakland Raiders from 2002-06.
During his profession as a professional, he performed in 122 NFL video games with 24 begins, catching 74 passes for 1,030 yards and 6 touchdowns whereas additionally serving as a standout on particular groups. Whitted performed in two AFC Championship video games, serving to the Raiders attain Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002.
A graduate of North Carolina State, he starred as a return specialist for the Wolfpack and racked up 1,929 kickoff return yards to rank No. 2 in class historical past on the time of his commencement. The two-sport athlete was additionally a two-time All-American and five-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion on the observe, setting faculty data within the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes.
Whitted completed sixth within the 200 meters on the 1996 US Olympic Trials, competing within the ultimate with US greats Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson, who set a world document within the race.
A local of Durham, NC, Whitted graduated in 1998 with a level in enterprise administration/finance. He and his spouse, Tracy, have a daughter, Remy.
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