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Utah RB goes on football hiatus for mission trip

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Utah running back Harvey Langi was, according to coach Kyle Whittingham, having one of the better and most-improved springs of anyone with the Utes. However, Langi will be putting that potential on hold for the next two years.

The school announced over the weekend that Langi, slotted as the team’s backup running back, will be serving his LDS mission and heads to Florida later this month. He will rejoin the team in 2014.

Utah did not comment on the situation further as it is against school policy.

Langi had just 13 carries for 70 yards as a freshman last season, but the former four-star back was apparently making significant strides this offseason and could have been a nice compliment to the Utes’ primary back, John White IV.

(Hat tip: ESPN Pac-12 blog) 

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3 Responses to “Utah RB goes on football hiatus for mission trip”
  1. parkcityute says: Jul 2, 2012 7:09 PM

    Ben:

    I did not know this “mission hiatus” was “against school policy.” I would think they would have considered this in the program rules somewhere, though.

    Well, this really puts the Ute program in a bind. If something happens to White or to give White a break in the game, who will they now turn to, an untried new recruit? That is not good for the team.

    Go Utes!

  2. dbldmr says: Jul 3, 2012 8:07 AM

    I think commenting on the mission is against school policy…not the mission itself.

  3. dmvtransplant says: Jul 3, 2012 10:20 PM

    This situation happens at BYU all the time, why is the Utah guy a story? Tons of students in the state of Utah leave college for a period of time to do a mission.

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