RJ Willing Athlete Profile

#64 RJ Willing

RJ Willing
Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-5 Weight: 308 Roster Years: 2003-2004 | 2007-2009 Hometown: Kahuku, HI Last School: Kamehameha High School

Personal

  • Parents are Richard and Susan Willing
  • Served an LDS Church mission to Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Married to Emoani (Emi) Snow
  • Recruited by Oregon, Washington, Utah and Hawaii

Before BYU

  • National top-100 offensive line prospect
  • Honolulu Advertiser First Team All-State selection
  • SuperPrep All-Far West selection


2003 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted as a true freshman
  • Made a significant contribution as a member of the scout team

2004 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman
  • Started at left tackle in nine games
  • Played in all 11 games
  • Provided pass protection for an offense that produced over 3,000 yards passing and 1,164 yards rushing

2007 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars
  • Part of an offensive unit that led the Mountain West Conference and ranked 14th in the nation in passing offense, averaging 298.4 yards per game
  • Also led the MWC and ranked 25th in total offense, averaging 442.8 yards per game
  • Part of an offensive unit that helped the Cougars lead the Mountain West with an average 30.1 points per game
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.54 sacks per game

2008 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Competed in five games for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 6 nationally in passing per game (310.38) and No. 16 in total offense (444.77)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.54 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU to a 55.7 third-down conversion percentage on the season (2nd in the nation)

2009 | Senior Year

  • All-MWC honorable mention selection
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Started all 13 games on the season at center
  • Played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season
  • Carried out the team flag prior to the Colorado State game