University of Utah

Dalton Kincaid selected 25th overall by the Buffalo Bills

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The Buffalo Bills selected former Utes tight end and 2x All-Pac-12 performer Dalton Kincaid with the 25th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

A dynamic pass-catcher and YAC weapon, Kincaid exits college football alone at the top of his position with 2,484 yards and 35 touchdowns across his time with San Diego and Utah. Played just one year of HS football, was All-State with Faith Lutheran(won natl. title with AAU basketball team). Freshman year at San Diego – 2018(24rec, 374yds, 11TD). Third-team AP FCS All-American in 2019(44rec, 835yds, 8TD). Joined Utah for covid-shortened 2020 season. Honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2021(36rec, 510yds, 8TD). Utah’s leading receiver as a senior in 2022(70rec, 890yds, 8TD) garnering AP/PFF All-American honors.


  • 55 career games at Division I level(24 at San Diego / 31 at Utah)
  • Active career leader among FBS TE 2,484 receiving yards AND  35 TD
  • 16 receiving touchdowns at Utah ties for 10th all-time.
  • 2022 Mackey Award Semifinalist.
  • 2022 PFF (2nd Team), Bleacher Report (1st Team), AP (3rd Team) All-America.
  • All-Pac-12 first team in 2022, honorable mention in 2021.



2022: Played in 12 games with nine starts, leading the team in receptions (70), receiving yards (890) and receiving touchdowns (8).

  • Pac-12 All-Conference first-team.
  • PFF, Bleacher Report and AP All-America.
  • Led all FBS tight ends in receiving yards (890) and receiving yards per game (77.3).
  • His eight receiving scores ranked second among FBS tight ends.
  • Earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, Rose Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week and Reese’s Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against USC.
  • Had 16 receptions on 16 targets for a career-high 234 yards and a touchdown against USC with the 16 catches being the most by a player in the FBS and his 234 yards ranking as the most by an FBS tight end.
  • His 16 catches tied for second all-time at Utah with his 234 also ranking second in program history.
  • Recorded seven catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns against Southern Utah, catching a season-long 37-yarder in the game.
  • Had five catches for 102 yards and a touchdown at Colorado, averaging 20.4 yards per reception.
  • Also had 11 catches for 99 yards at Oregon.
  • Scored two touchdowns with four catches and 66 yards at Arizona State.
  • Grabbed four receptions for 40 yards in Utah’s Pac-12 Championship win over USC.
  • Had a touchdown and three catches for 17 yards against Oregon State.

2021: Saw action in all 14 games with 13 starts, recording 36 receptions for 510 yards (14.2 ypc) and eight touchdowns.

  • Earned Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention.
  • His 14.2 yards per reception ranked third among tight ends in the Pac-12.
  • His eight receiving touchdowns ranked third in the Pac-12 (first among TEs), and fifth among tight ends in the FBS.
  • Scored a touchdown in the final three games of the season (Colorado, vs. Oregon, vs. Ohio State).
  • Four receptions for a season-high 75 yards against Weber State, scoring two touchdowns (17 yds, 11 yds).
  • Recorded four receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game.
  • Two catches for 55 yards and a 28-yard touchdown reception against Colorado.
  • Two receptions for 55 yards against Oregon State including a season long 43-yard catch.
  • Three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.
  • Three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown at USC.
  • Recorded three catches for 33 yards and a touchdown at Arizona.
  • Three receptions for 25 yards and a four-yard touchdown catch against UCLA.
  • Had one rush for four yards against Washington State.

2020: Played in all five games, starting against Washington.

  • One catch for 14 yards against No. 20 USC.
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