Found February 08, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
Just like every other school, the Brigham Young Cougars welcomed a class of talented football players to the team a week ago. Unlike everyone else, BYU annually welcomes back a group of returned missionaries. While both return missionaries and freshmen face major challenges to make a significant impact, five years ago newcomers formed the nucleus of the BYU offense.Following the 2006 season, BYU lost its career rushing leader, its second leading career passer, and its two-time all-conference tight end. Little did anybody know that the 2007 team would feature the new career rushing leader, new second leading career passer, and new all-conference tight end, as well as the new career receiving leader. Return missionaries Austin Collie and Dennis Pitta, transfer/return missionary Max Hall, and freshman Harvey Unga gave the BYU offense a new identity, but the results were just as good. Collie’s greatness caught no one by surprise. He was the Mountain West Conference (MWC) freshman of the...

BYU Football: Did you know? (Freshman/Newcomer of the Year Awards)

It was pointed out yesterday on this site that former Brigham Young Cougars football players Harvey Unga and Austin Collie were the Mountain West Conference (MWC) Freshman of the Year. Just last season, wide receiver Ross Apo was named the Yahoo! Sports Independent Freshman of the Year. Did you know that seven BYU players have won freshman or newcomer of the year awards? The seven...
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