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Devin Mahina Athlete Profile

#84 Devin Mahina

Position: Tight End Height: 6-6 Weight: 251 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Ontario, CA Mission: Antananarivo, Madagascar Last School: Upland High School

National Honors

Conference Honors

  • Received 2014 FBS All-Independent Team honorable mention
  • Named to the 2014 Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Named to the 2014 College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team

Career Summary

Devin Mahina came to BYU as the No. 11 tight end in the nation from Upland High School in California. As a four-time letterman, Mahina played in a total of 44 games and started in 12. He finished his career with 46 receptions for 554 yards (12 yard average) and five touchdowns. Mahina caught a career-long 41-yard reception during the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl against Memphis. As a senior, he was sixth on the team in receiving yards. Mahina also received national recognition and several All-Independent honors during his career, and was invited to play in two postseason all-star games. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the Washington Redskins in 2015


  • Son of the late BSC and Lisa
  • Married to wife Lindsay
  • Served an LDS mission to Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Speaks Malagasy
  • Majoring in communications
  • Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, USC, Washington State, Washington, Utah, Utah State, UTEP and Arizona State.

Before BYU

  • Credited with 19 receptions for 373 yards, averaging 19.6 yards per reception
  • Had four touchdowns during his senior season
  • Had a season-high 151 yards receiving in Upland's 40-23 win over Claremont
  • Defensively, credited with 36 tackles, including 21 solos and 15 assisted takedowns
  • Averaged 4.0 tackles per game
  • Credited with six sacks on the season
  • Also credited with a blocked field goal and a blocked punt
  • Credited with two safeties
  • An all-CIF performer
  • 11th-ranked tight end by

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 12 games, starting five
  • Had 11 receptions for 118 yards
  • Season-best game came at Utah, catching two passes for 32 yards
  • Had two catches for 20 yards vs. UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl

2011 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirt due to neck injury and surgery

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in nine games
  • Caught eight passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns
  • Had a 12-yard touchdown reception vs. Hawai'i
  • Caught two passes for 24 yards and one touchdown vs. No. 10 Oregon State
  • Had a career-long 38-yard reception in Poinsettia Bowl vs. San Diego State

2013 | Junior Year

  • Caught two passes for 17 yards in win over Georgia Tech
  • Notched career highs in recpetions (4) and yards (40) vs Bosie State
  • Played in 10 games and started one

2014 | Senior Year

  • Recorded a career-best 244 receiving yards and 20 receptions in 2014 to finish his career with 46 receptions for 554 yards and five touchdowns 
  • Invited and played in 2015 NFLPA Bowl (2 catches, 20 yards) postseason all-star game 
  • Invited to the prestigious 2015 Senior Bowl postseason all-star game
  • Received 2014 FBS All-Independent Team honorable mention
  • Caught three touchdown passes and had at least one receptions in 11 of 13 game
  • Totaled a career-high 54 receiving yards on two receptions the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl, including a career-long 41-yard reception
  • Registered 40 yards on four catches to equal a career high for receptions in the win over Middle Tennessee
  • Selected as the CFPA National Tight End of the Week 10/13 after scoring two touchdowns with 46 receiving yards on four catches in BYU’s overtime defeat at UCF in Orlando
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team