OUR MISSIONBYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. Likewise, the mission of the BYU football program is, “To be the flag bearer of Brigham Young University through football excellence, embracing truth, tradition, virtue and honor as a beacon to the world.”
INNER STRENGTHA shared desire to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118) knits BYU into a unique educational community. The intellectual range of a BYU education is the result of an ambitious commitment to pursue truth. Brigham Young University has always cared as much about strong moral character as about great mental capability.
LEARNING & SERVICEBy “entering to learn” and continuing to learn as they “go forth to serve,” BYU students strengthen not only themselves - they “also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.” BYU should inspire students to keep alive their curiosity and prepare them to continue learning throughout their lives.
A PLACE FOR WINNERSBYU is home to 63 All-America honorees, four College Football Hall of Fame members, a College Football Hall of Fame coach, the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner, the 2001 Doak Walker Award winner, four Davey O’Brien Award winners, two Outland Trophy winners, seven Sammy Baugh Trophy winners and a two-time National Coach of the Year winner.
PRO FOOTBALL PREPBYU football is a great place to launch an NFL career. Over the past 20 years BYU has had 48 players taken in the NFL draft, including 27 over the past 10 years. BYU also has had nine first-round draft picks. This year 21 former Cougars are on 13 NFL rosters--that’s one of the most by any college team in the west once again.
SCHEDULE & OPPONENTSOver the past few years, BYU has won non-conference victories over top-ranked Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Penn State, California, Texas A&M, Virginia, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas State and Syracuse. Upcoming opponents include: UCLA, Washington, Boise State, Arizona State, Florida State and Army.
NATIONAL TV EXPOSUREWith 61 nationally and regionally televised games over the last six years, BYU football is in the spotlight. Thanks to a strong national following, a winning tradition, and the Cougars’ high-profile future schedule, the national exposure of BYU Football is sure to increase. It’s little wonder BYU Football has produced four of the top-10 largest audiences in ESPN history.
Few universities have a fan base as loyal, dedicated and die-hard as BYU. Cougar fans are some of the greatest fans on earth. Since 1982 BYU has consistently ranked among the top five in attendance in the West. Thanks to its affiliation with the LDS Church, BYU has a strong national and international following.
OUTSTANDING FACILITIESBYU football is home to clearly some of the nation’s top football facilities. Upgrades include a two-story strength and conditioning center, the nation’s largest indoor practice facility, football offices and team meeting rooms, leading edge athletic training facilities, football hall of fame and an upgraded game-day locker room at the 64,000-seat LaVell Edwards Stadium.
TRADITION & HONORSSince 1974 BYU has played in 26 bowl games, won a National Championship, claimed 22 Conference Championships and earned 16 national top-25 finishes, including four top-10 finishes. BYU has established itself as one of the top football programs in the West, winning nearly 80 percent of its conference games and 70 percent of all its games since 1972.