Max Tooley
Linebacker 31
Ht/Wt
6'
2"
|
215 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Bountiful, 
Utah
Last School
Bountiful High School
Roster Years
2018-2022


BYU Highlights

  • Tied a career-high with 13 tackles in BYU's 26-20 (2OT) win over No. 9 Baylor on Sept. 10, 2022. 
  • Returned interception 35 yards for a touchdown in BYU's 50-21 win over USF on Sept. 3, 2022. 
  • Started six games in 2021, registering at least three tackles in each. Finished the season as the Cougars' second-leading tackler with 68 (37 solo, 4.5 for loss), a sack and an interception
  • In 2020, named Second Team All-Independent. Tallied 44 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 QB hurries, one interception, one pass breakup and one blocked kick
  • In 2019, played in all 13 games, including starts against Boise State and Utah State. Recorded 48 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one interception. Three-time player of the week (Special Teams – USC, Liberty, defense – Washington)
  • See "Year" tab for further information

Personal

  • Major: Geography
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London, England
  • Parents are Jason and Jennifer

Before BYU: 

  • Standard-Examiner All-Area Football Team's Most Valuable Player
  • Standard-Examiner First Team 
  • All-USA Utah Football First Team on defense in 2015
  • Deseret News Class 4A All-State Football Team 
  • 2015 All-Tribune team 
  • Helped his team reach the quarterfinals of the 4A state playoffs
  • Named to the High Honor Roll four times
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Started against Boise State and Utah State
  • Had 48 tackles
  • Posted 2.5 tackles for loss and one interception
  • Three games with at least five tackles (USC, Utah State and Liberty)
  • Returned an interception 33 yards against Washington
  • Three-time player of the week (Special Teams – USC, Liberty, defense – Washington)
Sophmore Year 2021

  • Played in 12 games, started six.
    • Registered at least three tackles in each.
  • Finished the season as the Cougars' second-leading tackler with 68 (37 solo, 4.5 for loss), a sack and an interception.
  • Led BYU in tackles with 10 (six solo) vs. UAB.
  • Career and season-best performance in 35-31 win over USC with 13 tackles (nine solo), 1.5 tackles-for-loss and one pass break-up
  • Recorded a then career-high 10 tackles (four solo, six assist) and third career interception in 27-17 win over No. 19 Arizona State. 
  • Interception versus the Sun Devils halted a drive deep into BYU territory and set up a Cougar touchdown moments later. 
  • Tied a career-high in single-game tackles-for-loss with 1.5 for -11 yards in 34-20 win at Utah State. 
Junior Year 2022

  • Tied a career-high with 13 tackles in BYU's 26-20 (2OT) win over No. 9 Baylor on Sept. 10, 2022. The Baylor game marked Tooley's third-career double-digit tackle outing.
  • Returned interception 35 yards for a touchdown to go along with five tackles (four solo) in BYU's 50-21 win at USF on Sept. 3. 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • Played in four games
  • Tallied first solo tackle against No. 17 Utah
Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2020

  • Named Second Team All-Independent
  • Versatile defender for BYU had 44 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 QB hurries, one interception, one pass breakup and one blocked kick
  • Helped strong BYU defense in 2020 rank No. 4 in scoring defense (15.3), No. 12 in total defense (317.4), No. 19 in rushing defense (119.9) and No. 24 in passing defense (197.5)
  • Max Tooley makes tackle against Boise State.

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  • Max Tooley, Pepe Tanuvasa tackle USC ball-carrier

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  • Max Tooley TD at USF

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  • Max Tooley finishes off a tackle against Baylor on September 10, 2022

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