Spring Game Post-Game: WR Justin Veltung

Spring Game Post-Game: WR Justin Veltung

IDAHO MUST REPLACE TWO STARTERS FROM LAST FALL'S RECEIVING UNIT, and junior speedster JUSTIN VELTUNG has spent most of this spring emerging as one of quarterback Brian Reader's top targets. An athlete with exceptional speed, Veltung is one of Idaho's starting kickoff returners and has seen his role in the receiver rotation grow. He discussed Saturday's scrimmage and the offense's development.

Idaho junior wide receiver Justin Veltung had plenty to say following Saturday's Silver and Gold Spring Game, and for good reason. He will likely factor very prominently into the Vandal passing attack, building on what has become a solid young career at Idaho.

In 2009 as a true freshman Veltung burst on the scene as he returned a kickoff up the sidelines against Louisiana Tech for 94-yards for a crucial touchdown, earning National Kickoff Returner of the Week honors as well as WAC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition.

In 2010 as a true sophomore he led Idaho with 1,255 all-purpose yards and scored touchdowns receiving, rushing, and on a blistering 84-yard kickoff return.

A threat to score from anywhere on the field, Veltung is blessed with 4.39-40 speed and is quickly gaining experience and confidence in the Idaho offensive attack. As a junior this fall Veltung is expected to battle for starting duties at wide receiver, and will also be competing to remain Idaho's starting kickoff return man for 2011.

Saturday following the spring game Veltung met with the media to talk about his role in the Vandal offense and the strength of the wide receiver position at Idaho for 2011.


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