Preston Hadley Athlete Profile

#7 Preston Hadley

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2011-2012 Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT Last School: Snow College


  • Parents are Steve and Camille
  • Born in Los Angeles
  • Served in the New York New York South Mission (2007-09) for the LDS Church
  • Eagle Scout
  • Majoring in communications
  • Also recruited by Washington State, Northwestern, Kent State, Utah State, New Mexico State and New Mexico

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Pleasant Grove HS
  • All-Region selection
  • Daily Herald All-Valley honoree
  • Honor roll student
  • Also lettered in track, competing in sprints and high jump

At Snow College

  • (2006) Helped Snow College win the Top of the Mountains Bowl and conference championship
  • Totaled 60 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and six passes defended
  • (2010) Region 18 Defensive MVP
  • WSFL First Team All-Conference
  • Team captain
  • Helped Snow College win the Top of the Mountains Bowl and conference championship
  • Had 65 tackles, three sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles in 2010, helping Snow to a No. 7 national ranking

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team, FBS All-Independent honorable mention
  • Played and started in all 13 games
  • Tied for 9th nationally in pass breakups with 14
  • Had 51 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry
  • Had three pass breakups vs. Utah
  • Recorded 11 tackles and three pass breakups at Oregon State
  • Seven tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups vs. New Mexico State
  • Had six tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Started all 13 games
  • Third on the team with 66 tackles
  • Also recorded seven pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries, one interception and one forced fumble
  • Had six tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and one pass breakup vs. Utah State
  • FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (10/1 vs. Utah State)
  • Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 10 Oregon State
  • Posted six tackles and a tackle for loss vs. No. 5 Notre Dame
  • Eight tackles vs. San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl
  • Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society