He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns, each of which was over 100 yards, shattering the NCAA record. You could easily argue that Dunn was the biggest weapon on the team last season.
"Without a doubt," said head coach Kyle Whittingham. "He had a huge impact, and there are big shoes to fill. We had the same situation with Shaky Smithson a few years back. We had the same dilemma, every year someone on special teams needs to step up and this year is no different."
"Reggie Dunn is a record holder," said Dres Anderson, who should help out on punt returns. "It's going to be hard to replace him, but if they put us back there, we're going to try to do whatever we can do."
Dunn, who is now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, returned five kicks for touchdowns during his Utah career, also an NCAA record.
This season, the kick returning duties may fall into the hands of James Poole, an explosive runner who may not have Dunn's speed, but has great field vision.
"If that's what the coaches want me to do, I'm pretty good at it," said Poole, the second string running back. "I did it in junior college and in high school, and I'm looking forward to doing it if that's how I can help."
Poole didn't play with Dunn, but is using him as inspiration.
"I'm going to use Reggie as motivation," Poole said. "If I can tie him, do better or whatever, I'm going to push myself to do what he did."
"There are four or five guys taking the reps, with Dres, Poole, Delshawn McClellon, Troy McCormick and Lucky Radley," said Whittingham. "I feel good about that position."
So it looks like once again, the Utes need someone on special teams to be extra special.