Zed Mendenhall Athlete Profile

#35 Zed Mendenhall

Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 253 Roster Years: 2006 | 2009-2012 Hometown: Alpine, UT Last School: Lone Peak High School


  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Parents are Buck & Carol
  • Married to wife Sarah
  • Brothers Zane and Zeke were former teammates
  • Served in the Brazil Santa Maria Mission (2007-09) for the LDS Church
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Master's program in accounting

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Lone Peak High
  • Academic All-State
  • Team captain
  • All-state honorable mention
  • Also lettered in wrestling and baseball
  • Took second in state in baseball, earning All-State Tourney MVP

2006 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Valuable member of the squad team

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • MWC Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-MWC
  • Played in 12 games, starting six
  • Caught five receptions for 34 yards and had one rush for one yard and a touchdown for the year while handling blocking duties as a fullback
  • Scored the first touchdown of his career on a one-yard run at Colorado State after setting up the score with an 11-yard reception the play before
  • Added two catches for 12 yards at Utah

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in all 13 games and started five
  • Primary lead blocker at fullback in goal line packages and third-and-short situations
  • Part of BYU rushing attack that averaged 160.31 rushing yards per game
  • Caught one pass for five yards vs. Utah
  • Had a two-yard reception vs. UCF

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in all 13 games and started four
  • Served as lead blocker in I-formations and in goal line situations
  • Had three receptions for 15 yards and two rushes for three years, including one touchdown at New Mexico State
  • Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society