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Colby Pearson Athlete Profile

#3 Colby Pearson

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-0 Weight: 203 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2013-2016 Hometown: Blackfoot, ID Last School: Blackfoot High School


  • Parents are Tad and Allyson
  • Has an older brother and sister and a younger brother
  • Majoring in exercise science with the goal of dental school
  • Likes fishing and the outdoors

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Blackfoot High School where he helped his team to the 4A IHSAA Football Championship with a 12-1 record and 5-0 mark in league play
  • Caught 77 passes for 1,246 yards and 22 touchdowns his senior year
  • Coached by Stan Buck
  • Also played baseball and basketball in high school

2013 | Freshman Year

  • Saw action in eight games

2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Hauled in three catches for 22 yards including first touchdown catch of his career during the drive that tied the game at 10-10 against UCF
  • Caught his second touchdown pass of the year on an 81-yarder in the second quarter against Boise State while becoming the third Cougar to have over 100 receiving yards in a game this season, ending the game with 109 yards on five receptions
  • Hauled in his third touchdown reception of the season on a 37-yard catch for BYU’s first score of the game against Middle Tennessee
  • Played in 9 games and recorded 16 catches, with a long of 81 yards
  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore

2015 | Junior Year

  • Hauled in his first receiving touchdown of the season with a 16-yard reception against Wagner
  • Caught 22 passes for 210 yards
  • Played in all 13 games and started one
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior

2016 | Senior Year

  • Played in al 13 games, starting four
  • Second on the team in receptions and receiving yards with 38 and 384
  • Led the team in touchdown receptions with four
  • Averaged 10.1 yards per reception
  • Posted at least two receptions in every game
  • Season-best four receptions in five different games
  • Posted 55 yards against West Virginia
  • Had touchdowns against Arizona, Michigan State, Southern Utah and Utah State