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Brayden El-Bakri Athlete Profile

#35 Brayden El-Bakri

Position: Running Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 240 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012 | 2015-2017 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Mission: Montevideo West, Uruguay Last School: Brighton High School

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Brighton High School
  • In his junior season, he had 204 yards rushing, one touchdown reception, 80 total tackles and one interception
  • Named to the Deseret News 5A all-state second team as a defensive back
  • As a senior he ran for 566 yards and seven touchdowns, had 10 receptions for 118 yards and recorded 79 total tackles
  • Named to the Deseret News 5A all-state second team as a linebacker
  • Also played baseball and lacrosse for Brighton


2012 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2015 | Freshman Year

  • Played in four games
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 12 games as the primary fullback
  • Blocked for run game that averaged over 200 yards per game
  • Scored first career touchdown and first of BYU's 2016 season against Arizona on a 1-yard run
  • Notched a career high in receiving yards with 69 against SUU, along with a career-long 27-yard catch