Born in Orlando, Fla. ... parents are Bonnie and the late Glenn Bright ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission to Detroit, Mich. (2002-2004) ... married to Alison Ashby ... the couple has one son, Bode Glenn Bright who was born in March, 2008 ... majoring in construction management ... recruited by Arizona, Colorado State, Utah, Nebraska, California, Arizona State and Oregon.
Player Chat: September 30, 2008
Player Journal Entry: November 19, 2008
A three-year letterwinner at Highland HS in Gilbert, Ariz. ... earned honorable-mention honors as a junior ... an all-state selection as a senior ... earned Arizona Dairy Association All-America honors.
2004 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted as a true freshman.
2005 | Freshman Year
Sat out the 2005 season after suffering a leg injury during fall camp.
2006 | Sophomore Year
Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... started in 10 games as a sophomore, including seven games at right guard and two games at left guard ... played in all 13 games ... earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... part of an offensive line that helped produce an average 465.5 yards of total offense per game (4th in the nation) ... provided protection for a passing offense that averaged 323.54 yards per game (4th in the nation) ... provided protection for a passing offense that produced an efficiency rating of 167.08 on the season (2nd in the nation) ... helped lead the Cougars to a league-best 277 first downs during the season ... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU to a 56.6 regular-season third-down conversion percentage (3rd in the nation) ... part of an offensive line that allowed just 9 sacks against conference opponents ... part of an offensive line that helped the Cougars to an average 36.7 points per game (5th in the nation).
2007 | Junior Year
Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... started in all 13 games for the Cougars at offensive guard ... earned letterman honors ... graded out as one of the Cougars' top offensive linemen ... suffered a broken leg in BYU's 17-16 victory over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl ... 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 ... the unit also led the MWC and ranked 25th nationally 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 | Senior Year
Named to the All-MWC Second Team ... team captain ... earned letterman honors as a senior ... Academic All-MWC ... started all 13 games in 2008 at offensive guard 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) ... John Tait Strength & Conditioning Award ... Ty Detmer Award for Leadership.