Luke Ashworth Athlete Profile

#29 Luke Ashworth

Luke Ashworth
Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 Roster Years: 2005 | 2008-2010 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Timpview High School



Conference Honors

  • 2010 All-MWC honorable mention

Career Summary

Luke Ashworth came to BYU as one of the top three high school prospects from Utah. He played in 50 total games as a four-year letterman for the Cougars. Ashworth tallied 69 receptions for 894 yards and recorded 11 touchdowns during his career. He set a BYU and MWC game record with four receiving touchdowns against Colorado State in 2010. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Personal

  • Parents are Brent and Charlene
  • Served a church mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2006-2008)
  • A four-year honor roll student at Timpview High School
  • One of nine children
  • Brothers Adam and Dave played football at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah
  • Grandfather earned All-America honors at BYU
  • Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by UNLV, Arizona State, Utah, Washington and Stanford

Before BYU

  • A Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News All-State wide receiver
  • A Deseret News first-team all-valley selection
  • Named to the Daily Herald Elite-11 team as a senior
  • A three-year starter for the T-birds
  • Credited with 62 receptions as a senior
  • Scored 17 touchdowns as a senior
  • Posted over 1,100 yards as a senior
  • On the defensive side of the ball, recorded 48 tackles, including two sacks
  • Totaled 20.5 sacks throughout his career at Timpview HS
  • Considered one of the top three high school prospects in the state of Utah
  • Helped lead Timpview HS to the 2004 4-A State Championship
  • An all-state baseball player for Timpview HS

Stats

YEAR GMS REC YDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G
Receiving
2005 11 6 90 0 34 15.0 8.2
2008 13 3 49 0 31 16.3 3.9
2009 13 28 387 4 48 13.8 29.8
2010 13 32 368 7 62 11.5 28.3
TOTAL 50 69 894 11 62 13.0 17.9

 
BYU GAME RECORDS
   Receiving touchdowns in a half: 4 (vs. CSU, 2010)
   Receiving touchdowns in a game (tied): 4 (vs. CSU, 2010)
   Touchdowns in a half (tied): 4 (vs. CSU, 2010)
MWC GAME RECORDS
   Receiving touchdowns in a game (tied): 4 (vs. CSU, 2010)
CAREER HIGHS
   Receptions: 6 vs. Washington (2010), Wyoming (2010)
   Receiving Yards: 113 vs. Colorado State (2010)
   Receiving Touchdowns: 4 vs. Colorado State (2010)
   Long Reception: 62 vs. Colorado State (2010)


BYU GAME RECORDS
   Receiving touchdowns in a half: 4 (vs. CSU, 2010)
   Receiving touchdowns in a game (tied): 4 (vs. CSU, 2010)
   Touchdowns in a half (tied): 4 (vs. CSU, 2010) 



2005 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 11 of 12 games
  • Credited with 90 receiving yards on six receptions
  • Averaged 15 yards per reception
  • Longest catch was a 34-yarder against TCU
  • Caught a 23-yard pass against Colorado State
  • Had a 19-yard reception against Utah
  • Saw action on special teams
  • Made five tackles, including four solos

2008 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars, including four starts
  • Special teams contributor
  • Caught three passes for 49 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per reception
  • Caught a season-long pass of 31 yards at Utah State

2009 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Saw action in all 13 games, including four starts
  • Caught 28 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns
  • Caught his first career touchdown against Utah State, a 48-yard score
  • Averaged 13.8 yards per reception and 29.8 yards per game

2010 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • All-MWC honorable mention
  • Played in all 13 games, starting two
  • Named MWC Player of the Week and College Football Awards Wide Receiver of the Week after setting career highs of 113 receiving yards, four touchdowns and a long reception of 62 yards at Colorado State
  • Four touchdowns of 62, 7, 36 and 8 yards all came in the first half, tying a 58-year-old BYU record for most touchdowns in a half, setting a BYU record for most receiving touchdowns in a half and tying BYU and MWC records for most receiving touchdowns in a game while setting a stadium record
  • Four catches against the Rams were his only receptions of the day
  • Finished the season with 32 receptions for 368 yards while tying for a team-high 7 receiving touchdowns
  • Caught a team-high six passes for 24 yards in the season opener against Washington
  • Had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown vs. Wyoming and five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown the two weeks before his record day at CSU
  • Last catch of his BYU career was a nine-yard touchdown in the New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP