Iona Pritchard Athlete Profile

#39 Iona Pritchard

Position: Running Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 232 Roster Years: 2008 | 2011-2013 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Mission: Majuro, Marshall Islands Last School: Bingham High School


  • Born in West Valley City, Utah
  • Parents are George and Tasi Pritchard
  • Served in the Marshall Islands Majuro Mission for the LDS Church
  • Speaks Marshallese
  • An Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by UTEP Navy, UNLV, Air Force and Utah

Before BYU

  • A Deseret Morning News 5A First Team All-State selection
  • Credited with 88 tackles and six QB hurries as a senior
  • Totaled 72 tackles as a junior, including 21 solos
  • Under head coach Dave Peck, helped lead the Miners to an 11-2 record, including a trip to the championship game
  • Finished with a perfect 5-0 record and a first-place finish in the Region 3 standings
  • A member of the 2006 5A State Championship team that went 14-0

2008 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in all 13 games, including special teams, linebacker and tailback
  • Totaled 14 tackles on the season, including five solo
  • Recorded one tackle for loss, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble
  • Forced fumble came against Utah State
  • Caught one pass for a three-yard gain

2011 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted after suffering season-ending leg and ankle injury during a fall camp scrimmage

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in all 13 games and started four
  • Used mostly as pass blocker and lead blocker
  • Recorded 13 carries for 39 yards

2013 | Junior Year

  • Saw action in nine games