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RB Devontae Booker to work out for NFL scouts in Sacramento

Utah running back Devontae Booker (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz.
Utah running back Devontae Booker (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. AP

Utah will hold its pro day on Thursday, but the team's top draft prospect, running back Devontae Booker, won't work out for NFL teams until April 12 when he has an individual session in Sacramento.

Booker (Grant High) rushed for 1,261 yards in 10 games this past season before a torn meniscus in his knee sidelined him for the final two games and Utah's bowl game. He is considered one of the top runners in the draft; Booker ranks third on NFL.com's Mike Mayock's list of running backs behind Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott and Alabama's Derrick Henry.

Booker (5-11, 219 pounds) attended last month's scouting combine but only took part in interviews and the bench press (22 reps). Booker was born in Sacramento, played at Grant and attended American River College for three seasons before going to Utah. He had 1,512 yards for the Utes in 2014.

Devontae Booker, the terrific Utah running back out of Grant High School, tells the story of his confrontations last year with UCLA's hard-hitting linebacker Myles Jack. Booker is getting some pre-season Heisman Trophy consideration. He passed up

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