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SALT LAKE CITY — Just three weeks after former Utah wide receivers coach Chad Bumphis announced his departure to accept the same position at his alma mater Mississippi State, Kyle Whittingham announced his new replacement.
On Tuesday afternoon, Whittingham announced the hiring of Alvis Whitted as the team's newest wide receiver coach.
Whitted comes to Utah after three seasons at Wisconsin, where he held the same position, after a one-year stint in 2019 as the receiver coach with the Green Bay Packers. While in the NFL, Whitted helped coach Pro Bowl receiver Devante Adams before moving back to the collegiate level.
Prior to his time coaching in the NFL, Whitted spent seven seasons at Colorado State, where he was instrumental in coaching up receivers Rashard Higgins and Michael Gallup, who both went on to play in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys, respectively.
Before his coaching career, Whitted played nine seasons in the NFL. Whitted was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round in 1998 before spending time with the Atlanta Falcons in 2001 and the Oakland Raiders from 2002-06. In his nine seasons, Whitted earned 24 starts and had 1,030 yards and six touchdowns.
Whitted played at the collegiate level at North Carolina State and was the primary return specialist where he held the No. 2 ranking in school history in kickoff yards (1,969 yards) at the time.