UCLA football: This time Devin Fuller waits to celebrate

UCLA wide receiver Devin Fuller gets a big gain after catching a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley against New Mexico State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

You can excuse UCLA receiver Devin Fuller for having a little paranoia.

UCLA, after all, has cornered the market on it in the Pac-12 over the years (perfected it, actually). It is the only athletic department built on a grassy knoll.

So when Fuller put a slick move on a New Mexico State defender and snagged a 21-yard touchdown pass from Brett Hundley on Saturday, his first thought wasn’t, “Hey, I scored!”

Said Fuller: “At first I was looking around to see if there were any penalties before I celebrated.”


Fuller had a 30-yard touchdown reception wiped out by a penalty against Nevada. This one counted.


“It felt good,” Fuller said. As to how he got so open, he said, “We called it a poco route. I move to the corner, then cut to the post ... “

Poco? Seems like a conflict of interest. Fuller’s mother, Cindy Mizelle, is a singer on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Poco hasn’t released a new album since 2002.

Fuller had four receptions for 48 yards as one of 16 UCLA players to catch at least one pass in a 59-13 rout.


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