Utah QB Increasing states he’ll play 7th season in 2024
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN
- Senior WriterNov 19, 2023, 05:18 PM ET Close College football press reporter.
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Cam Rising, who helped the Utes to consecutive Pac-12 titles before missing this season with a significant knee injury, is set to return to the team in 2024. Rising, who began his college career at Texas, announced Sunday on social media that he will play a seventh college season(6th at Utah). He sustained a torn ACL against Penn State in the Rose Bowl after quarterbacking the Utes to a second straight Pac-12 title last fall.Editor’s Picks Utah had hope that Rising would return for the 2023 season, and he attended Pac-12 media day
in July. Although Increasing had actually been cleared for practice, he never saw game action. In early October, Increasing exposed that he tore an MCL and two other ligaments, in addition to the ACL, which complicated his recovery. He had been in routine contact with noted surgeon Neal ElAttrache, who performed his knee surgery in January. After Utah’s Oct. 21 win at USC, coach Kyle Whittingham revealed that Rising would be closed down for the season.Rising took redshirt years in both 2018 at Texas and 2019 at Utah, and was restricted by injury
to only game in 2020 before ending up being the Utes ‘starter the following season. He made first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2021, when he passed for 2,493 backyards and 20 goals, while including 499 rushing backyards and six scores. In 2022, Increasing had 3,034 passing lawns and 26 goals and won Pac-12 national championship MVP honors as Utah beat USC.Utah got in the season as a Pac-12 title contender but has actually had a bumpy season without Increasing, dropping 3 of its previous four games to be up to 7-4. The Utes are set to go into the Big 12 in 2024. Increasing will turn 25 in May.