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BYU's Senior Day is set to be the earliest in history, with 14 players being honored and 16 others with decisions looming.
The earliest BYU football Senior Day in school history is also the most unsettled. The game, which will start at 10 a.m. MT, will see the Cougar seniors walking the length of the field together as is tradition sometime around 1:30 p.m. The game will honor 14 true senior players, whose eligibility has run out, as well as 16 players listed as "others honored" who have the option of coming back for another season. This is a big decision for those players, and BYU coach Kalani Sitake said, "It's their decision for what they want to get done and what they want to pursue after they're done with football." The coaches have been having conversations with the players, but the focus is on the season. The senior class has a varied makeup, due to the 2020 pandemic and the transfer portal. The coaches must dedicate a large portion of their time re-recruiting players, not just those being honored on Saturday, but plenty of others who may consider the portal or a bigger NIL slice. The 20 extra practices allowed by the NCAA after the conclusion of the regular season will allow coaches to take longer looks at redshirts and younger players to get them prepared for the 2024 season. This season has started 10 games with 5 tackles (12 assisted) with three tackles for loss and three passes defended. He and his wife Keilani have two children.
The Experience Design and Management major has made 13 starts and played in 43 games for the Cougars, totaling 68 tackles (38 solo) with 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one pass defended. Played in 29 games with 17 starts for the Utes.
He has started nine games for the Cougars this season. He has played in 53 games, starting 23 for the Cougars.
A 2023 graduate transfer from Pittsburgh began his career at USC and has more than 11,000 passing yards. He is pursuing a master's in Biology at BYU.
A 2018 recruit who served a church mission to London, England. He has played in 58 games for the Cougars with 29 starts.
A 2023 graduate transfer from Utah State with a degree in International Business. He has appeared in 40 games for the Aggies with 33 starts, compiling 223 tackles. He has 10 starts for the Cougars in 2023 with 64 tackles (26 solo) and four tackles for loss.