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Skye PoVey Athlete Profile

#7 Skye PoVey

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: Ogden, UT Mission: Dominican Republic Last School: Snow College

Conference Honors

  • Named to the 2014 College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team

Career Summary

Skye PoVey came to BYU from Snow College. He played in 39 games during his four years as a Cougar and started in 15. PoVey recorded 128 total tackles, 10 pass breakups and three interceptions during his career. As a senior, PoVey led the team in total tackles, solo stops and assisted tackles. He notched a career-high 11 tackles during the Cougars' win against California in 2014. PoVey helped BYU to a No. 22 national ranking in scoring defense in 2013. He was also named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team in 2014. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs fore more details. 


  • Received minicamp invitation from the Green Bay Packers in 2015


  • Parents are Bryan and Linda
  • Born in Ogden, Utah
  • Served an LDS mission to the Dominican Republic (2008-10)
  • Majoring in business management
  • Also recruited by Brown and Snow College

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Ben Lomond High
  • Coached by brother-in-law and current BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell
  • Team captain
  • Named 3A All-State honorable mention in 2006
  • All-Region 11 and All-Area
  • Also participated in basketball, baseball and track
  • Was the Region 11 long jump champion

2011 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams
  • Had one tackle vs. Idaho

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in three games
  • Made two tackles in the season opener vs. Washington State

2013 | Junior Year

  • Set his career high with nine tackles against Texas, including eight solo tackles
  • Notched seven tackles in the win over Utah State
  • Recorded his first-career interception and added four tackles against Boise State
  • Tallied five tackles and one pass breakup against Idaho State
  • Finished eighth on the team with 47 total tackles
  • Played in 12 games and started eight

2014 | Senior Year

  • Recorded 10 total tackles in win at UConn for a career-high
  • Tied career-best in solo tackles with six in win against Virginia
  • Recorded his first interception of the season and second of his career against UCF
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team
  • Attained a career high with 11 total tackles to go along with two pass breakups and an interception in the 42-35 victory at Cal
  • Had his first-career fumble recovery in the first quarter of the bowl game, finishing the game with nine tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup
  • Earned letterman honors by playing in 13 games and starting seven
  • Led team in total tackles (78), solo stops (55) and assisted tackles (23) while also recording four tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, five pass breakups and one fumble recovery in 2014