04/17/2014 - Five players who should be on the San Diego Chargers' draft radar: OLB Trevor Reilly, Utah (66, 6): The Chargers have dedicated multiple early rounds picks to exterior pass rushers in recent years with little to show for it, tying for 23rd overall (with Tampa Bay) with 35 sacks last season. High profile free agent additions Jarrett Johnson (33 tackles, three sacks) and Dwight Freeney (two tackles, .5 sacks) provided little off the edge a season ago, which could make a versatile edge rusher like Reilly an intriguing option if still available deep into the second round. Reilly may not have a high profile from a national perspective but the 6-foot-5, 245-pounder is surprisingly nimble and an instinctive and productive defender capable of wreaking havoc off the edge or dropping back into space. The Chargers have gambled (and largely lost) on athletic edge defenders before. Reilly is a good athlete but a better football player who would fit in from a schematic and locker room perspective. - Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange
04/15/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Linebackers: Trevor Reilly, Utah, 6-5, 245, 4.67, 2-3...As mature and responsible as you might expect of a 26-year-old married man with two daughters, an Eagle Scout badge and a resume that includes a two-year Mormon Mission in Sweden. He was Utah's best player last season, leading team in tackles (100), tackles for loss (16), sacks (8.5) and fumble recoveries (3). Versatile athlete with strength, agility and know-how to fit in either 3-4 or 4-3 schemes. Had ACL surgery in 2012 and clean-out surgery this January 14, but came back at March 19 pro day to run 40 yards in 4.66 seconds.
Frankly: He could be a little tougher on the field, but it is hard to criticize a guy with his credentials in life and in football and whose youngest daughter (Shayn, 19 months) had a kidney tumor removed and is battling cancer. Best wishes to the Reilly family. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Reilly, Murphy stand out at Utah workout...Surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus kept versatile Utah defender Trevor Reilly from fully participating at the 2014 Scouting Combine but he proved that he is well on his way towards a full recovery during Wednesday's Pro Day, clocking in at 4.66 and 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard dash. To put those times in perspective, the only linebacker of similar size tested at the Combine who ran faster than the 6-foot-4, 244-pound Reilly was superstar Khalil Mack (6-foot-3, 251), who clocked in just one-hundredth of a second faster. Reilly also posted a solid 34" vertical and 9-9" broad jump, according to Utah's official athletic website.
Demonstrating that he's recovering from the injury could push Reilly into the second round. His length and athleticism will intrigue scouts operating for 4-3 and 3-4 defenses, alike. He is at his best in the two-point stance, demonstrating the burst to pressure the edge and the long-arms to keep blockers from controlling him. He locates the football quickly and is a passionate defender, showing good overall athleticism and straight-line speed for a man of his size. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 46. Trevor Reilly, OLB, Utah, 6-5, 255, 4.67, 2...As mature and responsible as you might expect of a 26-year old married man with two children, an Eagle Scout badge and a resume that includes a two-year Mormon Mission in Sweden. He was Utah's best player last season, leading the team in tackles (100), tackles for loss (16), sacks (8.5) and fumble recoveries (3). Versatile athlete with strength, agility and know-how to fit in either 3-4 or 4-3. Missed all-star games due to minor cleanout on right knee (had ACL surgery in 2012). - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
01/27/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: Utah's Reilly had knee surgery...Reilly played in 48 games (including 32 starts) for the Utes, breaking out as a sophomore to rank 17th nationally (and tied for third in the Pac-12) with four forced fumbles in 2011. As a junior Reilly again showed his ability to make big plays, pacing the club with three forced fumbles and 69 tackles, including 6?? tackles for loss and 4?? sacks while splitting time between STUD linebacker (eight starts) and right defensive end (four starts). Reilly's length and athleticism will intrigue scouts operating for 4-3 and 3-4 defenses, alike. He is at his best in the two-point stance, demonstrating the burst to pressure the edge and the long-arms to keep blockers from controlling him.
He locates the football quickly and is a passionate defender, showing good overall athleticism and straight-line speed for a man of his size. Reilly enters the NFL older than most prospects, having just celebrated his 26th birthday, according to his official bio at Utah. He served a Mormon mission in Sweden. Reilly is married and has two daughters. According to a source close to Reilly, he is already running in preparation for the scouting combine and Utah's Pro Day on March 19. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/27/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: Utah's Reilly had knee surgery...Given his production in 2013 as an edge rusher for Utah, senior Trevor Reilly was conspicuously absent from postseason all-star games. The reason the first-team All-Pac-12 defender didn't participate is now clear as Reilly recently underwent a knee scope, NFLDraftScout.com has learned. The surgery took place in early January and was described as a relatively minor arthroscopic procedure to clean out his meniscus. It did take place on the same knee (right) on which Reilly had previously undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL. Reilly tore the ACL in 2012 and played through the pain to earn honorable mention accolades as a junior.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Reilly currently ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 5 outside linebacker and the No. 45 overall prospect for the 2014 draft. Reilly, a team captain, was the perfect candidate for an all-star game invitation. Besides boasting an exciting combination of size and athleticism, he capped off an impressive career with the Utes with his best season in 2013. He was Utah's best player last season, leading the Utes in tackles (100), tackles for loss (16), sacks (8??) and fumble recoveries (three). After starring at outside linebacker and defensive end throughout most of the year, Reilly made the move to middle linebacker in his final game, collecting a game-high 14 tackles and sealing the Utes' 24-17 victory with an interception with just 1:54 remaining. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Trevor Reilly, Sr., Utah...Reilly was the best player for a Utah defense that is tied for first in the nation in sacks (39) and ranks third in the conference in rushing defense (130.3 yards per game). He led Utah in tackles (100), tackles for loss (16.0), sacks (8.5) and fumble recoveries (3). Reilly ranked in the top five in the league in all of those categories. - Utah football
12/01/2013 - Kelvin York rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Trevor Reilly had a late interception to help Utah slide by Colorado 24-17 on Saturday afternoon. In a matchup of the two teams at the bottom of the Pac-12 South, the Utes raced to a 21-0 first-half lead before the Buffs roared back. On fourth-and-10, Sefo Liufau completed a 14-yard TD pass to Nelson Spruce that made it 24-17 with 2:30 remaining. The ensuing onside kick bounded high over the Utah line and out of bounds.
But the Buffs forced a Utah punt that was downed at the 10 - Tom Hackett's third kick inside the 10-yard-line. On the next play, defensive end Reilly dropped back from the line and caught the ball at the 21-yard-line. A year of frustration was evident as Reilly threw the ball high into the south end zone stands before he was greeted by a horde of celebrating teammates on the sidelines. - AP Sports
11/11/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Utah's Trevor Reilly bedevils ASU in losing effort...Twice Reilly used a pure speed rush to slip past senior left tackle Evan Finkenberg to sack quarterback Taylor Kelly, the second of which came on ASU's attempted two-point conversion after scoring the go-ahead touchdown with just under three minutes remaining. Reilly's sack kept the Sun Devils' lead at just one-point with 2:32 remaining. It wasn't Reilly's only notable contribution on a PAT attempt.
Though he wasn't successful, the Utes showed their confidence in Reilly's athleticism by running him on a fake PAT attempt in the first quarter. When rushing the quarterback out of a three point stance, Reilly shows good burst, as well as the flexibility to dip under the reach of the left tackle and turn the corner. He is very light on his feet, showing good body control to dip back inside on a counter move. Reilly's balance and flexibility were put to the test in this game but he showed the ability to handle cut blocks as well as keep his feet when pursuing down the line.
Considering his lanky frame, perhaps most surprising is Reilly's agility and awareness in coverage. Against Arizona State's up-tempo passing attack, Reilly showed quickness and instincts in space, demonstrating a blend of skills that could make him a highly attractive "hybrid" defender to scouts operating for 4-3 and 3-4 teams, alike. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
11/11/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Utah's Trevor Reilly bedevils ASU in losing effort...With Stanford's bludgeoning of Oregon Thursday night, the one-loss Cardinal have jumped right back into the BCS mix. Voters had pointed to Stanford's shocking 27-21 loss in Utah October 12 as the one blight on their resume. With the Utes giving No. 22 Arizona State and their explosive offense all they could handle Saturday in Salt Lake City, the national perception of Kyle Whittingham's defense could be changing. Versatile senior defender Trevor Reilly personifies the underrated Utes, who lost a heart-breaker to the Sun Devils 20-19.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Reilly serves as moveable chess piece for the Utes, showing the same ability to make plays at defensive end or linebacker as more hyped conference defenders like UCLA's Anthony Barr and the Cardinal's Trent Murphy. His average of 1.38 tackles for loss per game in 2013, in fact, ranks just behind Barr (1.62) and Murphy (1.56) among Pac-12 defenders. Reilly entered Saturday's Pac-12 showdown leading the team with 69 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries. NFL scouts know Reilly well, however. And after Saturday's gritty effort, more should be hearing Reilly's name soon. Surprisingly athletic, Reilly was a constant fork in the side of the Sun Devils, recording multiple tackles for loss, including three sacks on the day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
10/12/2013 - Utah's slow and steady approach did indeed win the race. The Utes used a steady diet of short passes and runs up the middle to move the chains, run the clock and eventually upset No. 5 Stanford 27-21 on Saturday night. The Cardinal (5-1) lost for the first time in 14 games, and Utah (4-2) beat a Top 5 team for just the second time in eight tries. Stanford's final drive ended at the Utah 6-yard line when Kevin Hogan's fourth-and-2 pass sailed high and out of the end zone.
Utah's Trevor Reilly recovered two fumbles in the second half and each led to Andy Phillips field goals -- 23 and 48 yards. The latter gave Utah a 27-14 lead with 14:13 remaining in the game. Stanford, which entered the game 21st in the nation defending the run at 111.8 yards per game, allowed 182 yards -- 111 by redshirt sophomore Bubba Poole. But it was the short passing game of quarterback Travis Wilson that did the most damage. The sophomore, who threw six interceptions in his previous game against UCLA, piled up yardage in small chunks with swing passes to Karl Williams and Dres Anderson, among others. - The Sports Xchange
10/03/2013 - Scouting the run defense: Opponents are gaining 3.0 yards per carry and the Utes have allowed just three rushing touchdowns through the first four games. Trevor Reilly, a senior defensive end/outside linebacker, leads the Utes with six tackles for lost yardage, including two sacks. The Utes have 31 tackles for lost yardage, averaging 7.8 a game. - The Sports Xchange
08/29/2013 - Utah senior defensive end Trevor Reilly, a former walk-on, is an inspiration to his teammates, especially after becoming the Utes' leading tackler while playing with a partially torn ACL all of last season. Reilly gets his inspiration from his 10-month-old daughter Shayn, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for kidney cancer. "Every day that's on my mind," Reilly told KSL.com. "Is Shayn okay? In reality when you look at that, and look at the problems we complain about in sports, it's nothing. It literally is nothing. It makes me appreciate my family more, but not only that, it makes me appreciate football." - The Sports Xchange
08/13/2013 - TOP UTAH PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. OLB Trevor Reilly (6-4, 245, 4.74)...A former walk-on, Reilly enters his senior campaign having played in 36 career games and emerged last year as an honorable mention all-Pac-12 defender. While Lotulelei and brothers Joe and Dave Kruger earned most of the attention from the media last season, it was Reilly who led the Utes with 69 tackles last season, including 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
For the first time in his career, Reilly started every game last season, splitting his time between "stud" linebacker (eight starts) and right defensive end (four). He is expected to line up mostly at defensive end in 2013, though this could be a reflection of the losses Utah has on the defensive line rather than Reilly's best fit, as he lacks the bulk and strength to be consistently effective at this position. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/13/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: DE/OLB Trevor Reilly will enter his senior year as a valuable commodity for the Utes as they determine whether he will be suited better to come off the line or play a few yards off the ball. Regardless, Reilly's presence should help DE Joe Kruger become a more efficient pass rusher, and Reilly's athletic ability can help the Utes defend against the better Pac-12 TEs. - The Sports Xchange
08/13/2013 - TOP UTAH PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. OLB Trevor Reilly (6-4, 245, 4.74)...Reilly's best attributes are his light feet and length. He flashes impressive quickness, accelerating to the ball smoothly and changing directions well for a player of his size. Because of his burst, Reilly can arrive with a pop and he has an impressive history of forced fumbles (seven in last two seasons). He possesses a long, lanky build that is underdeveloped in comparison to most Pac-12 defensive linemen. His success as a pass rusher is due to his agility, as he's capable of avoiding blocks, but once opponents have latched on to him, Reilly struggles to break free and too often winds up on the ground. He certainly is tough.
Reilly suffered a partially torn ACL and meniscus in spring football prior to last season and yet played through the injury. He did not undergo surgery until December and sat out contact drills this spring to fully rehabilitate. Assuming he receives a clean bill of health from NFL doctors, Reilly possesses the length and athleticism combination to warrant development, though unless he gets significantly stronger, his future lies back at linebacker. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
07/17/2013 - 2013 BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST: Trevor Reilly, Utah...Honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2012 ... started every game, making eight starts at stud linebacker and four at right end ... led Utah in tackles (69) ... 6.5 tackles for loss with 4.5 sacks ... three forced fumbles (0.25 per game) was tied for first on the team and seventh in the Pac-12 ... one fumble recovery and four pass breakups. - Utah football