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Mike Utley honored with alumni award
October 30, 2007

Photo: Left to right: John Johnson, Senior Associate Director of Athletics; Al Powell, WSU Alumni Association President; Mike Utley, award recipient; Tim Pavish, Executive Director of Alumni Association; Dani Utley, and Jim Sterk, Director of WSU Athletics.


PULLMAN – Mike Utley, a nationally acclaimed player for WSU and the NFL’s Detroit Lions, was awarded the prestigious WSU Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award on Saturday Oct. 27 in Pullman.  The presentation took place during the Cougars win over the UCLA Bruins at Martin Stadium.

Utley founded The Mike Utley Foundation after a spinal cord injury … » More …

Former offensive lineman wins Man of the Year
January 9, 2007

Mike Utley, former Washington State offensive lineman, is the recipient of the 2006 Walter Camp “Man of the Year” award.Utley was the most highly decorated gridiron star in Cougar history when he left in 1988 to play for the Detroit Lions.  After suffering a career-ending spinal injury during a game in 1991, Utley has become a symbol of courage with his own rehabilitation, but also for his commitment to help others with similar injuries.  The Mike Utley Foundation, established in December 1991, has been dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries and providing the motivational and emotional support for individuals who have been … » More …