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Jonny Harline Athlete Profile

#13 Jonny Harline

Jonny Harline
Position: Tight End Height: 6-4 Weight: 238 Roster Years: 2004-2006 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Ricks Junior College


  • 2006 CBS First Team
  • 2006 College Football News First Team
  • 2006 ESPN First Team
  • 2006 First Team
  • 2006 The Sporting News First Team
  • 2006 AP Third Team

Career Summary

Jonny Harline transferred to BYU from Ricks Junior College as a first-team All-Region 18 selection, having led the Western States Football League with an average of over 20 yards per reception. He was named a first team All-American by ESPN, The Sporting News, CBSSportline and Harline received letterman honors twice and was named to both the All-Mountain West Conference First Team and Academic All-MWC team as a junior and senior. He led the nation with 935 yards receiving, averaging 16.1 yards per reception. Harline averaged 71.9 yards receiving per game and recorded a regular-season high seven receptions for 118 yards against Utah as a senior.


  • Signed free agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007


  • Born in North Brunswick, N.J.
  • Parents are Craig and Paula Harline
  • Served a Church mission in New York City
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Married to Tiare

Before BYU

Orem High School

  • Earned first-team all-region and all-state honors in football and basketball
  • Led the Tigers to a second-place finish in the state basketball playoffs and a quarter-final appearance in football
  • Named Orem HS MVP and three-year letterwinner
  • Honor-roll student

Other College

Ricks Junior College

  • A first-team All-Region 18 selection as a freshman
  • Led the Western States Football League with an average of over 20 yards per reception
  • Scored eight touchdowns on the season.
  • Honor-roll student


Yr     Gms  Rec   Yds   TD   Long  Avg./R   Avg./G
2005   12   63    853    5    37    13.5     71.1
2006   13   58    935   12    71    16.1     71.9
TOTAL  25  121  1,788   17    71    14.8     71.5
Rec:  10 (at New Mexico; Oct. 8, 2005)
Yds: 181 (vs. Oregon; Dec. 18, 2006)
TD:    3 (at Utah, Nov. 25, 2006
LNG:  71 (vs. New Mexico; Nov. 18, 2006)

2004 | Sophomore Year

  • Saw limited action on special teams as a sophomore

2005 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Named first-team All-MWC
  • Named Academic All-MWC
  • Named team receiver of the year
  • Saw action in all 12 games of the season, starting in nine
  • Ranked no. 7 in the Mountain West Conference in receptions per game at 5.25
  • Named Nassau County Sports Commission John Mackey National Tight End of the Week for his play against New Mexico when he caught 10 passes for 123 yards
  • Caught seven passes for 123 yards against San Diego State
  • Had eight receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown at Notre Dame
  • Caught seven passes for 73 yards and one touchdown against California in the Las Vegas Bowl
  • Two of his four receptions against Wyoming went for touchdowns
  • Recorded 63 receptions for 853 yards
  • Averaged 13.5 yards per reception
  • Totaled 63 receptions for 853 yards on the season
  • Averaged 71.1 receiving yards per game
  • Recorded five TDs on the season
  • Credited with four tackles, including three solo takedowns
  • Had season-long reception of 37 yards against TCU and San Diego State
  • Participated in spring drills and credited with six receptions for 89 yards in the annual Blue-White game.

2006 | Senior Year

  • Named a first team All-American by The Sporting News
  • An ESPN first-team All-American
  • Earned College Football News, CBSSportline and first team All-America honors
  • Named third-team Associated Press All-American
  • Earned first team All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors
  • Mackey Award semifinalist
  • Named "the best tight end in the nation" by CBSSportsline
  • Earned CBSSportsline All-Bowl team honors
  • Named the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl MVP
  • Credited with a season-high nine receptions for a Las Vegas Bowl record 181 yards and a touchdown in BYU's 38-8 victory over Oregon
  • Led the nation with 935 yards receiving, averaging 16.1 yards per reception
  • Led the nation with 12 touchdown receptions
  • Was twice selected by ESPN as the "Top Play of the Day," including a spectacular one-handed reception in the Cougars' 31-17 win over No. 15 TCU and a last-second touchdown reception to give BYU a 33-31 victory over Utah
  • Averaged 71.9 yards receiving per game
  • Posted a regular-season high seven receptions for 118 yards against Utah
  • Credited with three games with over 100 yards receiving
  • Scored a career-high three touchdowns against Utah
  • Statistically ranked as the top-returning tight end in the country entering the season
  • Named preseason All-Mountain West by The Sporting News, Athlon, Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon