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UCLA football: Devin Fuller catches quarterback's eye, and his passes

August 19, 2013|By Chris Foster
  • UCLA's Devin Fuller, shown practicing at quarterback last year for the Bruins, has turned into a big-time threat at receiver.
UCLA's Devin Fuller, shown practicing at quarterback last year for… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)

To determine how good UCLA receiver Devin Fuller can be, all you have to do is listen to the guy throwing him the ball.

Quarterback Brett Hundley flung a pass that seemed headed for Riverside during a practice at Cal State San Bernardino. Fuller, who had defenders choking on his vapor trail 20 yards back, caught it in stride for a 7-yard touchdown.

Can Hundley even throw a pass that Fuller can’t chase down?

“That’s a good question,” Hundley said. “He is so deceptively fast. His body looks normal, but his feet are moving so much faster than people think. I tell him every time we run that play, I’m looking, get open.”

Fuller, a converted quarterback, had 20 receptions for 145 yards and two touchdowns while learning the position as a freshman in 2012.

“The plan was to redshirt last year, but he was so good, we couldn’t keep him off the field,” Hundley said. “He’s going to be a big-time receiver.”

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