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



National Honors

  • Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society in 2012


Conference Honors

  • 2011 Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team
  • 2011 FBS All-Independent honorable mention
  • FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (10/1/12 vs. Utah State)

Career Summary

Preston Hadley transferred to BYU after helping Snow College win two conference championships. He started in all 26 games as a Cougar and lettered both seasons. Hadley logged 117 total tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks during his career. His 14 pass breakups as a junior tied him for No. 9 in the nation. He also recorded 12 games with five tackles or more. Hadley received all-independent honors and was named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society in 2012 for his academic performance. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Professional

  • Received minicamp invitation from the Seattle Seahawks in 2013

Personal

  • 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