(Jeremiah Lay-oo-tah Doo-yair)
Major: Sociology, I like working with kids
Stadiums you're excited to play in: Rose Bowl- to play in front of family will be cool—and Michigan
One thing people don’t know about you: I’m a quarter French
Your name – where it came from: It came from my mom’s cousin, like a brother maybe? He passed away when he was young. The spelling was regular, so my mom modified it to make it unique.
Other sports: Baseball – I thought it would be my main sport. Once I got the offer from BYU to play football, I stopped playing baseball.
Favorite pro athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favorite movie: Sione’s Wedding- polynesian version of Napoleon Dynamite
Favorite actor: "The Rock" a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson
Favorite food: Ohana Grill
Three things you did in the offseason: Played ping-pong, went back to California to visit family and friends, went to the beach
Who you look up to: My parents for all they have done for me, going through struggles and being able to provide
Nicknames from the team: JLD. Nickname growing up was kind of girly so only certain people are allowed to call me it, Mya
Pre-game ritual: Listen to reggae music, stay calm, get taped by the same guy no matter how long the line is, eat the same breakfast – very superstitious
Favorite football memory: When I was a sophomore in high school I use to live in Texas and we transferred to California and we won the state championship and not a lot of people get that opportunity.
Senior wide receiver
Major: Business Management
Stadiums excited to play in: All-any stadium close to family, but nothing beats LaVell Edwards Stadium. I am excited for the Big House and the home opener at Nebraska.
One thing people don’t know about you: I come from a family of six and we’re from southern Utah, but we’re all scattered including my parents. My parents are serving as mission presidents in the Brisbane Australia mission.
Your name – where it came from: Named after Uncle Kurt who was a musician. He had two daughters and no sons.
Other sports you played: Baseball, basketball, football, wakeboarding and snowboarding.
Musical instrument: Play the tuba
Favorite pro athlete: Jerry Rice – he’s so detail-oriented and he demands his best
Favorite movie: Gladiator (edited of course)
Favorite actor: Mel Gibson (what he does on the camera not off)
Favorite food: Anything his mom cooks, something fresh from the garden and something really healthy. There’s some kind of seasoning she uses and there’s some love to it.
Three things you did in the offseason: Golf, internships and spending time with receivers
Who you look up to: Dad – He’s a guy that’s so consistent that I know I can trust him. I look up to people by how trustworthy they are.
Nicknames from team: Kurtle, Dink, Hendy
Pre-game ritual: Make objectives for games: mental goals and expectations for the game. Visualization, stay relaxed, play music and read scriptures. Do whatever keeps peace.
Favorite football memory: Being part of the BYU football team. The friendships I’ve made on this team, that’s something I’ll remember forever.