Utah defensive lineman Moana Ofahengaue remains in critical condition after a motorbike accident on Sunday night.
The school announced in a press release that Ofahengaue suffered a serious head injury but offered no details about the accident.
Ofahengaue is a walk-on who joined the team last season. His uncle, Kalani Sitake, serves as the Utes' defensive coordinator and his father, Tevita Ofahengaue, is a former Brigham Young football player.
Despite the severity of the injuries, the family is "extremely" optimistic about his recovery, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Moana and his family during this very difficult time," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. "He is a beloved member of our team and we will support him in his recovery in any way we can."
Utah also announced Monday night that quarterback Travis Wilson was cleared to practice with the team in non-contact drills during the spring. Wilson missed the final three games of last season after suffering a concussion in the Utes' loss to Arizona State on Nov. 9.
The junior will be re-evaluated this summer before receiving clearance for full contact in the fall.