BYU Football Seniors 2023
BYU takes on Utah Tech to close out its home slate of games for the 2022 season. This group of 16 true seniors and some juniors will play their final game this Saturday in Lavell Edwards Stadium. Many names have been heard for years on gameday and others have only been said a few times no matter the case this is it. So be there if you can to support them as they make one final play on that field and watch them do their final walk after the game its so cool to watch them do that.
These true seven offensive seniors have left their mark whether they just played this season or all four years as Cougars. The others can come back and play another season and some will others won’t.
Clark Barrington OL
Clark Barrington from Spokane, Washington. He has been with the Cougars since 2018-2022 he can still play one more year if he wants to with BYU. I see him leaving for the NFL with all his great games over his career.
Christopher Brooks RB
Christopher Brooks from Oceanside California. This is his first and only season as a Cougar as he transferred from California and has played in every game so far this season.
Brayden Cosper WR
Brayden Cosper from South Jordan, Utah. Cosper has been a Cougar for four seasons and could do another after this year. I think he will come back and show the world what more he can do.
Blake Freeland OL
Blake Freeland Herriman, Utah and has played for the Cougars since 2019. I see him leaving this year and going to play in the NFL.
Jaren Hall QB
Jaren Hall from Spanish Fork, Utah 2018-2022 as a Cougar. Hall could play one more year if he wanted to but he should put his hat in the NFL ring with all the recognition he has been getting.
Houston Heimuli FB
Houston Heimuli from Bountiful, Utah transferred from Stanford to play his last season as a Cougar.
Chris Jackson WR
Chris Jackson from Pomona, California. Came back from the transfer portal after spending his last two as a Cougar.
Lopini Katoa RB
Lopini Katoa from American Fork Utah. He has been with the Cougars since 2017 and is now playing his last in 2022.
Harris LaChance OL
Harris LaChance from Herriman, Utah. LaChance has been here since 2018 and he could play another year if he wanted to. I see him staying and playing another year.
Lane Lunt TE
Lane Lunt from Pima, Arizona. He transferred from Eastern Arizona College in 2020 and joined the Cougars.
Jackson McChesney RB
Jackson McChesney from Highland, Utah. McChesney has been with the since 2019 and could play another season. I see McChesney returning as he hasn’t played much in the last two seasons.
Puka Nacua from Provo, Utah transferred from Washington in 2021 with his brother Samson to play together as they did in high school. Nacua can come to play one more year but I don’t see him playing another year.
Gunner Romney WR
Gunner Romney from Chandler Arizona. Romney first started as a Cougar in 2018 with his brother Baylor who played quarterback for BYU Football. He can also return and I see him coming back for another year.
Joe Tukuafu OL
Joe Tukuafu is from Glendale, Utah, and has been with the Cougars since 2017. This will be his last as a Cougar and he has been a great asset to the offensive line.
Masen Wake FB
Masen Wake from Cedar Hills, Utah has been here since 2019. He could also play another year and I see him playing for the Cougars next season.
These true seven defensive seniors have left their mark on the Cougar Football team. The game-winning plays or the leadership off the field is going to be missed. Many are done playing after this season so be there to give them a proper send-off. The rest can come back to play next season and many will come back but there will be a few who won’t.
Matthew Criddle DB
Matthew Criddle is from Highland, Utah, and has been a Cougar since 2018. This will be his last season and down to his last two games.
Lorenzo Fauatea DL
Lorenzo Fauatea from West Valley, Utah. He has been a Cougar for five seasons and it will be his last.
Kaleb Hayes DB
Kaleb Hayes from San Bernardino, California. He transferred from Oregon State in 2021. This will be his second and last year as a Cougar.
Chris Jackson DB
Chris Jackson from Pomona, California in his final year after entering the transfer portal and then returning to play his last year as a Cougar.
Jackson Kaufusi LB
Jackson Kaufusi from Cottonwood Heights, Utah. He has been with the Cougars since 2018 and could play one more year if he wanted to. I also see him coming back for another year.
Hayden Livingston DB
Hayden Livingston is from Rigby, Idaho, and has been with BYU since 2016 then came back in 2019 and been with the program ever since. He could also play one more season which I see him doing.
Atunaisa Mahe DL
Atunaisa Mahe is from West Jordan, Utah, and has been here since 2018. He can play another season and after some of the things he has endured, I see him doing.
D’Angelo Mandell DB
D’Angelo Mandell from San Diego, California, and in his final season of BYU Football. He joined the program in 2017.
Keenan Pili LB
Keenan Pili from Provo, Utah and came into the program in 2016 and then came back in 2019. He can play another season and I think he will.
Alema Pilimai DL
Alema Pilimai from Tustin, California also joined in 2016 and then returned in 2019. He can play another year and I see him doing it as the defensive line may lose some other talented starters and he can get his name out there.
Morgan Pyper LB
Morgan Pyper from Idaho Falls, Idaho and joined the program in 2018. He could play one more season and I think he will.
Gabe Summers DL
Gabe Summers is from Saratoga Springs, Utah, and has been here since 2018. He can play another year and I see him not returning to the team.
Pepe Tanuvasa DL
Pepe Tanuvasa is from Tigard, Oregon, and transferred from Navy in 2019. He has spent his entire career as a Cougar.
Alden Tofa DL
Alden Tofa is from West Jordan, Utah, and has been with the program since 2017. He is playing his last season and his final in LES this Saturday.
Max Tooley LB
Max Tooley from Bountiful, Utah been a Cougar since 2018. He can play another year and I hope for BYU’s sake he does.
Earl Tuioti-Mariner DL
Earl Tuioti-Mariner is from Topeka, Kansas, and has been here since 2017. This will be his final game in LES as he will be done playing football for BYU.
George Udo DB
George Udo from Antioch, California, and a Cougar since 2019. He can play another season and I see him doing it.
Payton Wilgar LB
Payton Wilgar from St. George Utah and has been here since 2018. He can play another season and I see him leaving and going to the NFL if he can finish out this season on the field, not the sidelines.
These two have another year but will be honored as they could call it a career after this season.
Britton Hogan LS
Britton Hogan is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and has been here since 2016. He returned in 2019 and could call it a career after this season but I don’t see him leaving yet.
Jake Oldroyd K
Jake Oldroyd is from Southlake, Texas, and has been with the program since 2016. He can be done after his season but I see him returning on a revenge tour.
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