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Parker Dawe named a Burlsworth Candidate

Football Blog | Nov 03, 2016 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 12:00 am | Updated: November 9, 2016 10:16 am | Permalink

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – BYU offensive lineman Parker Dawe was nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, honoring the nation's most outstanding football player who began his career as a walk-on. 

Getting to Know: Austin McChesney and Beau Hoge

Football Blog | Nov 02, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:47 pm | Updated: November 2, 2016 1:50 pm | Permalink

Austin McChesney
Freshman defensive back

Why did you come to BYU?
It was the best option for me. I thought it would be a good education and the best place to play.

On an athlete or role model he looks up to
Probably my grandpa. He played at Rick’s College for a while and set some records there. He’s been a role model to me. I’d also have to say Barry Sanders as well.

BYU gymnastics parties with scavenger "haunt"

Gymnastics Blog | Nov 01, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 1:14 pm | Updated: November 1, 2016 2:04 pm | Permalink

BYU gymnastics celebrated Halloween with its annual scavenger hunt on Friday. The gymnasts dressed in costumes and divided into teams as they filmed each other completing items on the scavenger hunt list. The hunt included teaching routines to students and impersonating old pictures in the Student Athlete Building.

Linehan named a 2016 Ray Guy Award candidate

Football Blog | Oct 31, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 5:13 pm | Updated: October 31, 2016 7:57 pm | Permalink

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Senior punter Jonny Linehan was named to the 2016 Ray Guy Award complete list of candidates, as announced on Monday.

Linehan has had a solid season so far in 2016. He is averaging 43.2 yards per punt with 1,816 total yards. Eighteen of his punts have been pinned inside the 20 and his longest punt of the season is 62 yards. He has had 10 punts over 50 yards, which is how many he had in all of 2015.

Getting to Know: Dayan Lake and Austin Hoyt

Football Blog | Oct 26, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:31 pm | Updated: October 26, 2016 12:40 pm | Permalink

Dayan Lake
Sophomore defensive back

What have you been up to this summer?
Chilling with the team, moving out of the dorms into a house.

Thoughts on the new coaching staff?
I love them. Coach Sitake recruited me when he was at Utah. It all worked out really well.

What has been your favorite football memory so far?
Beating Nebraska. That was a big game and we came out with a win.

Mitchell Juergens named a Wuerffel Trophy nominee

Football Blog | Oct 20, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 7:51 pm | Updated: October 21, 2016 12:56 pm | Permalink

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Senior wide receiver Mitchell Juergens was named a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy on Thursday, representing BYU football for the prestigious award.

Viewing Options: BYU at No. 14 Boise State

Football Blog | Oct 20, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:29 am | Updated: October 20, 2016 4:31 pm | Permalink

BYU is back on the road to face No. 14 Boise State at Albertsons Stadium tonight at 8:15 p.m. MDT.

The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN. It will also be streamed online on or with the WatchESPN app.

Williams named to SI's 2016 Midseason All-America Second Team

Football Blog | Oct 19, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:49 am | Updated: October 19, 2016 11:57 am | Permalink

At the midpoint of the 2016 season, Sports Illustrated named senior running back Jamaal Williams its 2016 Midseason All-America Second Team.

Williams has had a dominant season so far with 942 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Nobody else on the team has more than four touchdowns. He leads the team in all-purpose yards with 1,022, averaging 146 yards per game.

Getting to Know: Hunter Marshall and Corbin Kaufusi

Football Blog | Oct 19, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 10:45 am | Updated: October 19, 2016 10:52 am | Permalink

Hunter Marshall
Sophomore tight end

Hobby outside of football
Snowboard, draw, anything outdoors—fly fish and things like that. Utah’s a great place for outdoor stuff. It’s been really cool living out here, being able to some of that stuff. 

Favorite ski resort
Sundance because it’s pretty affordable. Park City sometimes too, especially since it’s gotten bigger. 

Bernard named Madness Indepedent Defensive Player of the Week

Football Blog | Oct 17, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 10:08 am | Updated: October 17, 2016 10:45 am | Permalink

After his career performance in the double overtime win over Mississippi State, sophomore linebacker Francis Bernard was named Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week.