Isaac Rex
Tight End 83
Ht/Wt
6'
6"
|
250 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
San Clemente, 
California
Last School
San Clemente High School
Roster Years
2019-2022


BYU Highlights

  • Tied for No. 1 in the nation with 12 receiving touchdowns and 72 points scored by a tight end (2020)
  • Ranked No 3 nationally in receiving touchdowns among all positions (2020)
  • Has played in 24 games, starting 19, for the Cougars (2020-21)
  • Named Freshman All-American by the Athletic (2020)
  • See "Year" tab for more information

Personal

  • Major: History
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa (2017-19)
  • Fluent in Samoan
  • Parents are Byron and Amy
  • Father, Byron, was an All-American tight end and two-time All-WAC selection at BYU
  • Married to Lexi since 2022. She played volleyball at Utah Valley (2015-18)
  • Named National Polynesian Education Academic Award winner  
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Enjoys surfing, pickleball and basketball

Before BYU

  • Played at San Clemente High School under coach Jaime Ortiz
  • Team won a California state championship his senior year, he was the leading receiver in the playoffs
  • A consensus three-star prospect by Scout, 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN 
  • Nationally ranked as a TE by Scout (54), 247Sports (47) and Rivals (61)
  • Ranked a top-100 recruit in the state of California
  • Selected to play in the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii his senior year
  • A two-time All-South Coast League and All-CIF performer at both linebacker (2015) as a junior and tight end (2016) as a senior
  • Played alongside Utah starting TE Cole Fotheringham as a junior
  • Named Athlete of the Year at San Clemente High School
  • Was also recruited to play basketball, lettering twice as a first-team All-South Coast shooting guard as a senior for coach Mark Popovich
  • Also recruited by USC, UCLA, Utah, Arizona State, Virginia, Utah State, Colorado State, Hawaii and San Jose State

 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

  • Played in 12 games, starting 11
  • Caught 10 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns at 10.6 yards per reception
  • Eight games with at least one reception
  • Season-high four receptions for 47 yards at Baylor
  • Hauled in a game-sealing three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Baylor Romney in 27-17 win over No. 19 Arizona State
  • Helped lead BYU offense to...
    • Scoring 33 points per game
    • Averaging 452 yards of total offense per game
    • Converting on 46% of third downs
    • Scoring on 89% of red zone trips (49 of 55), 75% of which (41) were touchdowns
    • Allowing just 15 sacks on the season
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team Offense
  • Preseason John Mackey Award Watch List
Sophmore Year 2022

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted during the 2019 season
Medical Redshirt Year

Freshman 2020

  • Helped BYU achieve an 11-1 record and No. 11 final ranking playing in all 12 games with eight starts
  • Named a 2020 Freshman All-American by the Athletic and to the Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
  • Tied for No. 1 in the nation with All-American Kyle Pitts (Florida) with 12 receiving touchdowns and 72 points scored by a tight end 
  • Ranked No 3 nationally in receiving touchdowns among all positions
  • Ranked No. 1 in the nation among freshman tight ends in receptions (37), receiving yards (429) and receiving touchdowns (12)
  • Fourth on the team in receptions with 37 and fourth in receiving yards at 429
  • Lead the team in receiving touchdowns with 12
  • Tallied a season-high 96 receiving yards and two touchdowns on five receptions against UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl
  • Recorded two touchdowns in five different games in 2020 (Texas State, Boise State, Northern Alabama, San Diego State and UCF)
  • Averaged 11.6 yards per catch during the season with an average of 35.8 yards per game 
  • Second on the team in scoring (non-kick) with 12 touchdowns for 72 points
  •  Isaac Rex Mackey Award Watch List

    Isaac Rex 2022 Mackey Award Watch List

  • Isaac Rex Oregon

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