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  01/13/21 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Cougar quarterback Zach Kapono Wilson has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2020 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, which was announced Tuesday. Wilson shares the award with USC safety Talanoa Hufanga. Since 2014, the award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity. Wilson is of Hawaiian ancestry and Hufanga of Samoan ancestry. Wilson helped lead the Cougars to a 11-1 record and threw for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns in the 2020 season. The junior completed 73.4% of his passes - good for a new BYU record, previously held by Steve Young. The Draper native, who finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting, also rushed for 255 yards and 10 touchdowns. - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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  01/09/21 - Baylor RomneyrSo/2023, Brigham Young, 6-1, 195 (DS#24 QB) + More +

  Getting right to the point, with Zach Wilson gone, who will become BYU's next quarterback? The moment Wilson opted to not come back to Provo for his senior season, the QB race got started. Luckily for BYU, there are plenty of horses in the race. The list of candidates consists of Baylor Romney, Jaren Hall, Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, Jacob Conover, Rhett Reilly and Mason Fakahua. Assistant coach Aaron Roderick, who recently went from being the Cougars quarterback coach to offensive coordinator, said the upcoming battle and decision for the starting quarterback position will be tough, but most likely will start with who the staff has seen play in a game. In that regard, Romney leads all other candidates. - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#24 QB) rSo/2023 QB Baylor RomneyBrigham Young
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  01/07/21 - Jake OldroydrSo/2023, Brigham Young, 6-1, 195 (DS#5 K) + More +

  2020 LOU GROZA AWARD (TOP KICKER) FINALIST: Jake Oldroyd, BYU,...A 6-foot-1, 195-pound sophomore from Southlake, Texas, Oldroyd finished the season a perfect 13-for-13 on field goals, the most by an FBS kicker without a miss this season. More than half of those kicks came from at least 40 yards out, including three from over 50. That gives him more 50-yard field goals in a perfect season than any FBS kicker since at least 2004. While sharing the top spot in nation with a perfect percentage, Oldroyd also converted 60 of 62 extra points to tie for No. 2 nationally for the most PAT conversions, while his 99 total points in 2020 ranks No. 11 in the country. - BYU Football

(DS#5 K) rSo/2023 K Jake OldroydBrigham Young
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  01/07/21 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Zach Wilson has landed on another list of finalists for a post-season award. This time, Wilson is one of five players up for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, as announced by the organization Wednesday. The award is "presented annually to the most outstanding college football player of Polynesian ancestry that epitomizes great ability and integrity." For those unfamiliar, Wilson is of Polynesian decent through his father's side of the family. The other 2020 finalists include Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, USC safety Talanoa Hufanga, Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau and Boise State wide receiver Khalil Shakir. - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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  01/05/21 - Tristen HogerSr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-4, 310 (DS#19 OG) + More +

  Former Highland Ram Tristen Hoge will not be returning to BYU next season. He will be going pro. The senior left guard announced on Instagram that he is preparing for the 2021 NFL draft. Hoge was part of an offense that averaged over 522 yards per game and was 7th in the country. Hoge began his college career at Notre Dame before transferring to BYU. - ABC Local 8 News

(DS#19 OG) rSr/2021 OG Tristen HogeBrigham Young
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  01/03/21 - Khyiris TongaSr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-3, 321 (DS#11 DT) + More +

  It's been a long time coming, but the time has finally arrived - Khyiris Tonga declared for the NFL draft. The defensive tackle is the latest Cougar to make the move to the next level, as he announced Thursday afternoon via social media. Offensive lineman Brady Christensen and wide receiver Dax Milne both opted out of coming back for their senior season for a chance at the NFL draft. As a 6-foot-4, 321-pound nose tackle, Tonga set the tone for the defensive line that held just about every opponent below their scoring average. During the 2020 season, Tonga recorded a total of 36 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, three quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#11 DT) Sr/2021 DT Khyiris TongaBrigham Young
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  01/02/21 - *Dax MilneJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-0, 190 (DS#20 WR) + More +

  A successful season has brought attention to the talents of BYU football players. It shouldn't be surprising that Cougars are looking to cash in on that and make the jump to the next level. BYU junior wide receiver Dax Milne, a former walk-on, became the next Cougar to declare for the NFL draft when he made the announcement on his @DaxMilne Twitter account Thursday morning.

Milne was named one of three finalists for the 2020 Burlsworth Trophy, awarded annually to the most outstanding football player who began his collegiate career as a walk-on. Milne is currently No. 4 in the nation in receiving with 1,188 yards. He finished with 70 receptions, an average of 17 yards per reception and eight touchdowns. In his career he tallied 101 catches for 1,542 yards with 11 touchdowns, while adding 92 yards in kickoff and punt returns. - Daily Herald


(DS#20 WR) Jr/2021 WR *Dax MilneBrigham Young
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  01/01/21 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is entering the NFL draft. Wilson announced the decision Friday on Twitter. "After much thought prayer and consideration, I'm excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2021 NFL draft," Wilson tweeted. "I pray that I will always back Cougar Nation proud." Wilson passed for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns with three interceptions this season as a junior to help the Cougars finish 11-1. He capped his BYU career with a victory over UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl. In three seasons at BYU, Wilson passed for 7,652 yards with 56 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. - AP College Football

(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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  The BYU Cougars boasted one of the best offensive lines in college football this season. But they will be without an important piece of that unit in 2021. BYU offensive tackle Brady Christensen has declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft. He announced his decision via Twitter on Wednesday morning. "My decision is bittersweet because I must leave my teammates, coaches, and friends at BYU," Christensen said in his post. "My time at BYU has been nothing short of amazing. Thank you Cougar Nation!" - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#15 OT) rJr/2021 OT *Brady ChristensenBrigham Young
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  12/22/20 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Zach Wilson threw for 425 yards with three touchdown passes and two rushing scores as No. 13 BYU routed UCF 49-23 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night. Wilson, considered a top NFL prospect, completed 26 of 34 in what likely was his final college game. The Cougars (11-1) led 35-10 at halftime and finished with 655 yards of offense to UCF's 411. Tyler Allgeier carried 19 times for 173 yards and a score. Isaac Rex had five catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns as BYU earned its first victory in nine games it has played in the Sunshine State. Dillon Gabriel was 21 of 45 for 217 yards and two TDs for the Knights (6-4). He had a stretch of nine straight incompletions bridging the second and third quarters. BYU dominated the first half, outgaining UCF 434 yards to 227 despite running 11 fewer plays. - AP College Football

(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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  12/15/20 - *Dax MilneJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-0, 190 (DS#20 WR) + More +

  2020 BURLSWORTH TROPHY SEMIFINALIST: Dax Milne, Brigham Young University, Wide Receiver, JR - As a Sophomore in 2019, Dax played in all 13 games as a reserve behind three seniors, but still managed to post 21 receptions for 285 yards and 2 TD's. In 2020, he is now a full-time starter and on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. His impressive year ranks him 5th in the nation with 1099 receiving yards. He leads the BYU Cougars in receiving and also ranks 12th nationally with 8 TDs. He has six 100-yard games this season, averaging 17.75 yards per catch and 101.6 yards per game. - Burlsworth Trophy

(DS#20 WR) Jr/2021 WR *Dax MilneBrigham Young
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  12/12/20 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  BYU did not let an opponent with a tough defense get the upper hand again. Zach Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns to lead the no. 14 Cougars to a 28-14 victory over San Diego State on Saturday. Lopini Katoa added 130 all-purpose yards in place of usual starting running back Tyler Allgeier, who was sidelined with an undisclosed illness. BYU (10-1, no. 18 CFP) shut out the Aztecs over the final three quarters.

Jordon Brookshire threw for 230 yards and a touchdown to lead San Diego State. Kaegun Williams added 92 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The Aztecs (4-4, 4-2 Mountain West) gave up 21 unanswered points after taking a first-quarter lead. Still, the Cougars did not create sufficient breathing room until a 20-yard diving catch by Isaac Rex gave them a 28-14 lead with 10:53 remaining. Rex's touchdown came after Brookshire got stopped on a 4th down run at the BYU 28 a few plays earlier. - BYU/AP College Football


(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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  12/12/20 - Matt BushmanrSr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-4, 240 (DS#14 TE) + More +

  There are several players on the roster that will have NFL opportunities in 2021, including tight end Matt Bushman, nose tackle Khyiris Tonga and junior quarterback Zach Wilson, who has been discussed as a first or second round NFL draft choice by the national media. Bushman, who suffered a season-ending injury in fall camp, would have the option to return for another senior season. He recently joined the 2021 EXOS NFL Combine program, which would indicate that he might be ready to move on. - Daily Herald

(DS#14 TE) rSr/2021 TE Matt BushmanBrigham Young
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  12/11/20 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  With different NFL mock drafts projecting Zach Wilson to be picked in the first round, is the BYU quarterback leaving Provo soon? Could Saturday's season finale against San Diego State be the last time Wilson takes the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium? Maybe. But Wilson won't be making that decision until the season is over. "I think when the time comes, after the season is over, I'll have a pretty good idea of what to do," he said. "The plan for me now is to finish up this week, get to a good bowl game, compete, win the bowl game and then it really goes from there. Right now, my plan is to come back next year. I really haven't thought about it because all my focus is with these boys. I really think when the time comes, I'll know what to do." - Salt Lake Tribune

(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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  12/09/20 - *Zach WilsonJr/2021, Brigham Young, 6-2, 210 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The Chanticleers' spread-option attack teased and frustrated the Cougars, unable as they were to interrupt long, sustained drives, allowing CC to hold possession of the ball for a majority of minutes, as Wilson stood on the sideline over brutal stretches, left to simply watch, unable to do anything about it. All told, Coastal held the edge in time of possession 37:51 to a mere 22:09 for BYU. As a result, Wilson and the Cougar attack lurched in their repeated failed attempts to find rhythm, to get into the groove that had been so easy and wide for them in the past, the groove that punished so many less-talented teams that had come before. At times, it was apparent that BYU tried to pass when it should run, and ran when it should pass.

Wilson did not look like the kid who had garnered so much praise for his poise and polish over the first nine games. Not only had he been pronounced as one of the college game's best passers, he had risen on NFL mock drafts to as high as the No. 2 overall selection, behind only Clemson's Trevor Lawrence. Those are only guesses, but they indicate how highly thought of Wilson had become. On Saturday, he completed 19 of 30 throws for 240 yards, one touchdown and one pick. He got little help from receivers who too often dropped balls and struggled to get open. And that slab of humanity in front of him, the one that had kept him clean and comfortable all season long, could not keep the pressure off him in this game. - Salt Lake Tribune


(DS#3 QB) Jr/2021 QB *Zach WilsonBrigham Young
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