Y Tight End Weekend to feature several former All-Americans

Sep 16, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton on September 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm

PROVO, Utah — Many of the legendary tight ends in BYU history will be in Provo Sept. 16-17 for the Y Tight End Weekend. 

The event begins Friday evening with a dinner and auction featuring several All-American tight ends like Clay Brown, Gordon Hudson, Bryon Rex, Chris Smith, Itula Mili, Chad Lewis and Jonny Harline.

The festivities conclude on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a special ceremony at halftime of the BYU vs. Utah football game. All money raised during the weekend will be used to endow scholarships at BYU. One fully endowed athletic scholarship is approximately $250,000.

“Our goal is to raise enough money to endow a tight end scholarship,” said Chad Lewis, who was an Academic All-American tight end at BYU in 1996 and is currently the associate athletic director for development. “It’s an opportunity for us, as former student-athletes, to give back to the university and football program that gave us so much.”