Utah's quarterbacks are set — what about their receivers?

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29 2013 1:30 p.m. MDT

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While the Utes' running backs reportedly are as deep as they have been in years, they are unproven: Only one (Kelvin York) has double-digit carries in a game (four times). So in the face of what Erickson has been saying about the running game, Wilson may have to rely on Anderson and Scott, both juniors, and Denham, a senior, to move downfield fast.

Anderson and Scott particularly have been noted for their excellent play by coaches and teammates and may provide just enough power to offset recent personnel losses.

But before August rolled around, pundits said that if the Utes can keep Denham healthy, the 6-foot-4, 222-pound East L.A. College transfer could have the biggest impact of the three this year, some are saying.

Anderson hopes it goes no other way — and in a familial fashion. Anderson is the son of former NFL wide receiver Willie "Flipper" Anderson, who played 10 years with the Rams, Colts, Redskins and Broncos. Willie, Dres Anderson said, was a “speedster.”

“That's what I want to be,” he said. “I want to be a guy that gets downfield, making playing and catching touchdowns. He … was being a big-time player, and that's what I want to be."

Anderson last season led the receivers with 36 catches for 365 yards and three touchdowns. Scott was third with 32 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns and Denham had 11 catches for 135 yards.

Both Anderson (6-1, 187) and Scott (6-3, 211) have proven themselves. Unless they pull a Christopher, they should have star seasons if Wilson is at least sufficient for Pac-12 standards. Denham (6-4, 222) has been hindered by injuries, including a hamstring injury and thumb injury that required surgery. He redshirted in 2011.
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