JD Falslev Athlete Profile

#12 JD Falslev

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 5-8 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 2009-2013 Hometown: Smithfield, UT Last School: Sky View High School


  • Son of Dave and Kaye Dawn
  • Also recruited by Utah State and Snow College
  • Exercise and wellness major

Before BYU

  • Played at Sky View HS for Craig Ahnder
  • All-state return specialist
  • Also lettered in basketball and baseball.

2009 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw time in all 13 games
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Took over punt return duties midway through the season, totaling 136 yards on a team-high 15 returns
  • Also had 162 yards on eight kickoff returns and 17 yards rushing on three carries
  • Had a team season-high punt return of 43 yards against UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games and started three
  • Tied for 29th nationally in punt return average at 10.0 yards per return
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a return specialist
  • Returned 22 punts for 220 yards, including a 67-yard return for a touchdown at TCU
  • Caught 31 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns
  • Also returned two kickoffs for 11 yards
  • Returned three punts for 29 yards in season opener at Ole Miss
  • Totaled five receptions for 80 yards at Hawai'i
  • Caught touchdown passes at Oregon State and vs. New Mexico State
  • Returned three punts for 44 yards and had two receptions for 31 yards vs. Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl

2012 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in all 13 games and started two
  • Named to the FBS All-Independent Team and Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a return specialist
  • BYU's second leading receiver with 37 receptions, 274 yards and two touchdowns
  • Also totaled 109 rushing yards on 18 carries
  • Did damage on returns with 11 kick returns for 286 yards and 26 punt returns for 247 yards
  • Had five receptions for 55 yards in season opener vs. Washington State
  • Logged four punt returns for 70 yards vs. Weber State along with a 53-yard rush
  • Recorded four receptions vs. Utah State including the only touchdown of the game in a 6-3 victory for the Cougars
  • In first game as primary kick returner vs. Georgia Tech posted three returns for 129 yards, including returns of 44, 43 and 42 yards
  • Totaled career-best 187 all-purpose yards vs. New Mexico State with 68 receiving yards, 51 kick returns yards and 68 punt return yards

2013 | Senior Year

  • On the Paul Hornung Award Watch List
  • Preseason All-Independent First Team (College Sports Madness)
  • Caught the first touchdown pass of the season at Virginia 
  • Tallied 47 receiving yards on three catches and added 84 punt return yards (including a high of 58) against Utah
  • Returned six punts for 107 yards, including a 71-yard TD return in win over Middle Tennessee
  • College Football Performance Award Hon. Mention Punt Returner of the Week (9/28)
  • Totaled 69 yards on six receptions vs Georgia Tech

  • Earned first team All-Independent honors (as a punt returner) by College Sports Madness for the third consecutive year 

  • Received FBS All-Independent Team Honorable Mention as a punt returner

  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a punt returner

  • Played in 11 games (hand injury) and started three