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Ross Varner Athlete Profile

#91 Ross Varner

Ross Varner
Position: Defensive End Height: 6-3 Weight: 236 Roster Years: 1974-1978 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT


  • 1978 AP Honorable Mention


Parents are Everett (brick contractor) and Joan Varner ... younger brother to Stan Varner, outstanding defensice end for the Cougars ... majoring in business managment ... married Ann Wagstaff. 

Before BYU

High School -  Made strong athletic contributions his senior year at Skyline High ... won two letters in football, one in wresting .. coached by Ken Schmidt (Utah).

1976 | Sophomore Year

Able standby to Marcus Kanahele ... caused a fumble against Wyoming ... had two hurries and a sack against Southern Miss ... had a sack and a pass interception against Utah State.

1977 | Junior Year

Number four in the team defensive stax ... led team with 28 hurries ... had eight tackles for losses and a sack against New Mexico ... had seven tackles and a fumble recovery at Wyoming ... had nine tackles at Arizona State ... against Long Beach State he had two pass deflections, two sacks and two hurries.

1978 | Senior Year

Missed Spring ball to recover from an injury.