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Thursday, March 15, 2012

BYU Football: Did you know? (Tall Wide Receivers)

The Brigham Young Cougars have seven wide receivers on the current roster or mission bound who are 6-foot-3 inches or taller.
Did you know that these seven receivers account for 26% of all wide receivers in the history of BYU football who have been 6-foot-3 or taller?
In addition to the current seven, there are 20 other tall wide receivers in BYU history. They are:

  • Tyler Bolli, 6’3”; 1990, 1993-96
  • Andrew Cusick, 6’5”; 2010
  • Daren Davis, 6’4”; 1986-87
  • Darren Fortie, 6’4”; 1983, 1986-88
  • David Gooch, 6’3”; 2003-04
  • Trever Halverson, 6’3”; 2001
  • Kirk Holle, 6’3”; 1984, 1987-90
  • Nate Hutchinson, 6’3”; 2005-07
  • Frank Jones, 6’3”; 1974-75
  • Lloyd Jones, 6’4”; 1976-80
  • Jared Kennedy, 6’3”; 1995-97
  • Lennon Ledbetter, 6’3”; 1975, 1978-81
  • Jason Loerzel, 6’3”, 1996
  • Parker Mangum, 6’4”; 2007-09
  • Tom Newsom, 6’4”; 1966
  • Bristol Olomua, 6’5”; 1999, 2002-03
  • BJ Peterson, 6’3”; 2007-10
  • Kevin Rita, 6’3”; 1989
  • Ryan Slater, 6’3”; 2000-03
  • Todd Watkins, 6’3”, 2004-05
To help put into perspective how amazing it is that BYU now has seven tall receivers on the team, consider the following. Newsom was the first tall receiver in 1966, and BJ Peterson was the most recent in 2010. During that time span (45 seasons), BYU averaged only 0.44 tall wide receivers per year. In other words, it was only once every 2.25 years that BYU would have a tall wide receiver on the roster.

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