Former SUU Football Star Miles Killebrew To Kick Off the Utah Summer Games

Former SUU Football Star Miles Killebrew To Kick Off the Utah Summer Games

CEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, as the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games commence, it was announced that Southern Utah University alum and current Detroit Lions strong safety Miles Killebrew will make a homecoming appearance during the opening ceremonies.

The Olympic cauldron at Eccles Coliseum is to be lit Thursday while Killebrew will run the torch around the stadium and will then do the honors to commence the 33rd annual Utah Summer Games.

When the Lions drafted Killebrew in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, the Las Vegas native went down in history as the highest-drafted player in SUU football annals.

While on the Thunderbirds’ football team, he amassed 356 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions, seven passes defensed and two defensive touchdowns.

Killebrew earned Big Sky Conference honorable mention plaudits twice, 2nd-team all-Big Sky honors once and first-team all-Big Sky honors once.

Additionally, the former lead vocalist from Journey, Steve Augeri, will be on hand as this year’s featured performer at the event.

The Utah Summer Games dates back to 1986 and offers more than 40 competitive sporting events available to a wide variety of ages.

On average, 9,600 participants compete before 50,000 spectators and 1,000 volunteers with the numbers increasing annually.