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Lance Reynolds Athlete Profile

#54 Lance Reynolds

Lance Reynolds
Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-2 Weight: 303 Roster Years: 2001-2005 Hometown: Provo, UT Mission: Little Rock, AR Last School: Timpview High School

Career Summary

Lance Reynolds Jr. came to BYU from Timpview High School and earned letterman honors his junior and senior years. Reynolds was named team offensive lineman of the year and earned All-Mountain West Conference Second Team honors as a senior. The Rimington Trophy candidate ranked second on the Cougar roster for the first 10 games of the season with 69.5 tackles and averaged a tackle every 11.3 plays. Reynolds anchored an offensive line that provided pass protection for the nation's 7th-ranked offense, averaging 306.3 yards per game. He also provided run blocking for an offensive unit that produced over 1,700 yards rushing his senior year. College Football News named Reynolds as one of the top-30 players in the MWC at any position and the No. 2 offensive lineman in the conference. 

Professional

  • Signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2006

Personal

  • Parents are Lance and Leslie Reynolds
  • Father, Lance, was the assistant head coach and running backs coach for the Cougars at the time Lance Jr. played 
  • Younger brothers Dallas, Matt and Houston later played football for BYU
  • An Eagle Scout
  • Served a Church mission to Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Successfully gained over 60 pounds since returning from his Church mission
  • Recruited by Utah State, UNLV, Utah, Harvard, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Washington
  • Married Becky in spring 2002

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner in football at Timpview High School
  • Named all-league performer as a linebacker and tight end as a junior and senior
  • As a three-year starter and team captain, helped lead Timpview to the state title as a junior, runner-up as a sophomore and a third-place finish as a senior
  • Earned most-inspirational honors as a senior


2001 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted after returning from a Church mission

2002 | Freshman Year

  • Contributed on special teams
  • Significant contributor on the scout team
  • Credited with two tackles in the JV Cougars' victory over top-ranked Dixie State College
  • Also credited with a sack and an interception against the Rebels

2003 | Sophomore Year

  • Saw limited action during spring drills due to injury
  • Switched from linebacker to offensive line midway through the season
  • Saw action at center against Boise State and UNLV

2004 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started at center in all 11 games for the Cougars
  • Anchored an offensive unit that averaged 24.3 points, 105.8 yards rushing and 279.5 yards passing per game
  • Entered the season as the starter at center
  • Participated in spring drills

2005 | Senior Year

  • Started each of the Cougars' 12 games at center
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Named second-team All-MWC
  • Named team offensive lineman of the year
  • Anchored an offensive line that provided pass protection for the nation's seventh-ranked offense, averaging 306.3 yards per game
  • Part of an offensive unit that produced 33.5 points per game, including an average of 46.5 points per game over the Cougars' final four regular-season games
  • Provided run blocking for an offensive unit that produced over 1,700 yards rushing this season and helped produce the Cougars' first 1,000-yard rusher since 2001
  • Part of an offensive unit that allowed just over two sacks per game, equaling just one sack every 19.3 attempts
  • Through the first 10 games of the season, ranked second on the roster with 69.5 knock-downs
  • Averaged one knock-down every 11.3 plays
  • Recorded a season-high 16 knock-downs against Air Force and another 12.5 against Wyoming
  • A Rimington Trophy candidate
  • A Phil Steele's College Football Preview honorable mention preseason All-American
  • A College Football News and Athlon Sports preseason first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection
  • Ranked among the top-30 players (at any position) in the Mountain West Conference by College Football News
  • Listed as the second ranked offensive lineman in the MWC by CFN