Utah football dealing with another season-ending injury

Defensive end Logan Fano also tore his ACL in 2022 while playing at BYU.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes defensive end Logan Fano (0) gets a piece of a pass thrown by Weber State Wildcats quarterback Kylan Weisser (11) on Sept. 16, 2023. Fano will miss the rest of the year with a torn ACL.

Utah defensive end Logan Fano tore an anterior cruciate ligament for a second straight season and will miss the remainder of the year, he announced on Monday.

Fano, a former four-star recruit, was injured on Friday during a game against Oregon State. He sacked quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, but came up holding his knee.

In his first five games in Salt Lake, the BYU transfer recorded 3.5 sacks, 14 tackles and forced two fumbles.

Fano missed the entire 2022 season with a torn ACL at BYU. Fano was coming off a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a freshman when he injured his knee during a March practice.

Fano transferred to Utah after that season without playing a game for the Cougars. His brother, offensive lineman Spencer Fano, committed to the Utes around the same time out of high school.