Brett Denney Athlete Profile

#92 Brett Denney

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 ... an 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 ... a four-year member of the National Honor Society ... a four-year academic letterwinner at Legacy HS ... a 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 ... an 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 ... a 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.