Dalton Kincaid played just one year of football in high school at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, but it was good enough to earn him all-state and all-conference honors and a shot at playing college football for the University of San Diego. Kincaid played for the University of San Diego from 2018-2019, and in 2019 he tallied 44 receptions for 835 yards and caught eight touchdowns.
In 2020, Kincaid transferred to Utah and by 2021 Kincaid had made a significant impact on the team. In 2021, Kincaid saw action in all 14 games, including 13 starts. He put up 36 receptions, 510 receiving yards, and caught eight touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per catch.
In 2022, Kincaid was even more impressive. He led the team with 70 receptions, 890 receiving yards, and once again caught eight touchdowns. During his 2022 campaign, he earned first-team Pac-12 All-Conference honors, was a John Mackie award Semifinalist, and led all FBS tight ends in total receiving yards with 890. Kincaid is arguably the best tight end in this class, and the Bills saw enough and traded up in the first round to select Dalton Kincaid in the 2023 NFL Draft.