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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Offseason spotlight: UCLA

By Kyle Bonagura

We're taking a look at a player from each Pac-12 team who could step into the spotlight in 2014.

Spotlight: WR Devin Fuller Jr., 5-foot-11, 195 pounds

2013 summary: Fuller caught 43 passes for 471 yards and four touchdowns, all of which ranked second on the team.

Devin Fuller
Devin Fuller, who had 43 catches for 471 yards and 4 TDs last season, has a chance to play an even bigger role in UCLA's offense this season.
The skinny: The past two seasons aren't necessarily how Fuller saw his college career playing out when he was getting recruited to play quarterback, but, in all likelihood, it has worked out for the best. As he enters his junior year, it's clear the transition is complete -- he can longer be considered merely an athlete playing receiver. With Shaq Evans, the Bruins' leading receiver from 2013, off to the NFL, Fuller has an opportunity to play a bigger role in the offense next season. He and Jordan Payton will serve as Nos. 1 and 1A in a receiving corps that has the benefit of a pairing with quarterback Brett Hundley. Fuller, who lines up primarily in the slot, has caught a pass the last 19 games dating back to his midseason position change in 2012 brought on by a rash of injuries. Fuller's production dipped toward the end of the 2013 season -- potentially related to a hamstring injury that kept him out against Arizona State -- but for most of the season he was a reliable option for Hundley on short routes.

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