Bryan Kariya Athlete Profile

#33 Bryan Kariya

Position: Running Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 217 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2005 | 2008-2011 Hometown: Kaysville, UT Last School: Davis High School

Academic All-America

  • 2010 CoSida Second Team


Born in Salt Lake City ... parents are Bob and Sandy Kariya ... speaks Mandarin Chinese ... Eagle Scout ... served a church mission in Melbourne, Australia from 2006-2008 ... majoring in Chinese ... recruited by Navy, Southern Utah, Weber State, Idaho Sate and Utah State ... married to wife Samantha.

Before BYU

A three-year letterwinner at Davis HS ... helped lead Davis HS to the 5-A State Championship as a junior ... totaled 1,016 yards rushing as a senior and scored 16 touchdowns ... an Academic All-State selection ... earned all-state honors ... named the 5-A Most Valuable Player ... football team captain ... also lettered in baseball ... earned academic all-state honors in baseball ... shared the top GPA in the graduating class at Davis High School with a 4.0 grade-point average.

2008 | Freshman Year

Earned letterman honors as a freshman ... saw action in 12 games, starting against Air Force ... Academic All-MWC ... caught four passes for 21 yards ... received the Glen Redd Award for Work Ethic and Effort ... contributor on special teams ... totaled five tackles on the season ... blocked a punt against UNLV ... recorded 67 yards rushing on 12 carries in 2008 ... scored his first career touchdown in the season opener against Northern Iowa.

2009 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... saw action in all 13 games, including a start against San Diego State ... MWC Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-MWC ... totaled 199 yards on 55 carries and two touchdowns ... averaged 3.6 yards per carry ... ran for a career-high 63 yards against Tulane ... had 17 carries against Oklahoma ... also recorded 22 receptions for 186 yards and two scores ... had 76 yards receiving against Oklahoma, including a 49-yard catch.

2010 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in all 13 games, starting nine ... ESPN Academic All-America Second Team ... only running back from a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school to earn the recognition in 2010 ... ESPN Academic All-District VIII First Team ... MWC Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-MWC ... second on the team with 537 yards rushing on 137 carries for an average of 41.3 ypg and six touchdowns ... added 21 receptions for 122 yards ... totaled 22 carries, 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns vs. San Diego State ... had a team-high 19 carries and 88 yards vs. Wyoming

2011 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors as a senior ... Team captain ... played in all 13 games and started three ... led BYU in rushing touchdowns with six ... totaled 74 carries for 298 yards and six touchdowns along with 13 receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown ... had 14 carries for 52 yards and one touchdown vs. UCF to lead team ... rushed 11 times for 42 yards vs. Utah State and caught 2 passes for 20 yards ... caught a touchdown pass vs. San Jose State ... rushing touchdown vs. TCU ... scored two rushing touchdowns vs. Idaho on six carries for 35 yards ... three carries for 24 yards and one touchdown at Hawai'i ... 27 rushing yards on seven carries vs. Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl