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Brett Denney Athlete Profile

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Brett Denney
Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-4 Weight: 260 Roster Years: 2003 | 2006-2009 Hometown: Thornton, CO Last School: Legacy High School

Personal

  • Younger brother of former BYU defensive lineman John Denney (Miami Dolphins), and former All-MWC performer Ryan Denney (Buffalo Bills)
  • Served a Church mission in McAllen, Texas
  • Married to Kristy Mortensen
  • Eagle Scout
  • Parents are Craig and Sheri Denney
  • Recruited by Colorado, Colorado State, Washington, Stanford and Harvard

Before BYU

  • Recorded 48 tackles, including nine sacks at Legacy HS his senior season
  • Credited with five fumble recoveries
  • Four-year member of the National Honor Society
  • Four-year academic letterwinner at Legacy HS
  • Three-year letterwinner for coach Dominic Capra
  • Helped team to a 9-3 record as a senior
  • Won the league championship in both 2001 and 2002
  • Named the regional defensive player of the year as a junior and senior
  • Earned all-state honors in 2001 and 2002
  • All-league performer in his final two season
  • Earned All-Colorado as a senior
  • Also earned three letters in basketball

Stats

YEAR SOLO AST TOTAL TFL/YDS SACKS/YDS INT/YDS PBU QBH FR FF
2006 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 13 16 19 4.5/29 4/28 0 0 0 0 0
2008 21 16 37 8.0/28 1.5/9 0 1 4 3 0
2009 17 24 41 3.5/20 2.0/17 0 0 2 1 1
TOTAL 52 57 99 16.0/77 7.5/54 0 1 6 4 1


2003 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted as a true freshman

2006 | Freshman Year

  • Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in nine games during the season, including the Cougars' 38-8 victory over Oregon in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl
  • Credited with two tackles
  • Significant contributor on a defensive unit that gave up only 14.7 points per game, ranking 10th nationally
  • Part of a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg)

2007 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars, including his first career start (at Wyoming)
  • Credited with 29 tackles, including 13 solo and 16 assisted tackles
  • Credited with a season-high five tackles in the Cougars' victory over Colorado State
  • Had a season-high three solo tackles in BYU's 25-point win at Wyoming
  • Credited with 4.5 sacks for a combined loss of 29 yards

2008 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started all 13 games at defensive end for the Cougars
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Totaled 37 total tackles on the season, including 21 solo takedowns
  • Recorded eight tackles for a combined loss of 28 yards, 1.5 sacks, one pass breakup and four quarterback hurries
  • Led the team with three fumble recoveries on the season, including recoveries against Northern Iowa, UCLA and SDSU
  • Recorded a season-high six solo tackles against Utah State, including four tackles for loss

2009 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Started all 13 games at defensive end
  • ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District
  • Had 41 tackles on the season, including 17 solo
  • Totaled 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks
  • Recovered a fumble against No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Forced a fumble in the Air Force game
  • Had a career-high 13 tackles against Air Force
  • Carried out the team flag prior to the Oklahoma game