How many returned Latter-day Saint missionaries are playing college football this season? – Deseret News

    More than 135 players on the Football Bowl Subdivision rosters for the 2020 season have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    The team with the most returned missionaries shouldn’t surprise us. Of the 122 players on Brigham Young University’s roster, 74, about 60%, have served missions around the world.

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    The team with the second highest number of returned missionaries is the University of Utah with 25. Utah State University has 16, followed by Stanford University with seven. the air force, boise state, and hawaii each have two, and arizona state, kansas state, new mexico, northwestern, oklahoma state, oregon, oregon state, virginia, and west virginia each have one one.

    In many cases, two years of real-life experience as Latter-day Saint missionaries have prepared these young people to meet the challenges of a global pandemic. Read about the personal experiences of players in Stanford, BYU, and Arizona State.

    The following list is not all-inclusive. If you know of a returned missionary on an fbs list who is not listed, please email [email protected] with the player’s name, team, and where they served their mission.

    air force (2)

    ethan erickson: south jordan, jr., lb. served in japan.

    ethan schofield: cedar hills, so., ol. served in indonesia.

    state of arizona (1)

    case hatch: gilbert, arizona, so., te. served in florida.

    boise state (2)

    cade fennegan: dallas, texas, fr., qb. served in Argentina.

    riley whimpey: san clemente, california, sr., lb. served in wisconsin.

    byu (74)

    chaz ah you: saratoga springs, jr., lb. served in california.

    sam allred: richardson, texas, mr, db. served in california.

    truman andrus: el dorado hills, california, fr., lb. served in florida.

    clark barrington: spokane, washington, so., ol. served in Uganda.

    tyler batty: payson, fr., dl. served in Spain.

    chayce bolli: cave creek, arizona, fr., wr. served in ghana.

    jacob boren: salt lake city, so., wr. served in Pennsylvania.

    matte bushman: tucson, arizona, mr., te. served in chili.

    ben bywater: salt lake city, fr., lb. served in Guatemala.

    brady christensen: abundant, jr., ol. served in new zealand.

    jacob conover: chandler, arizona, fr., qb. served in Paraguay.

    matthew criddle: highland, jr., lb. served in Ecuador.

    zac dawe: nice grove, mr., dl. served in texas.

    theo dawson: jackson, wyoming, so., rb. served in chili.

    el-bakri fern: heights of poplar, sr., dl. served in texas.

    james empey: american fork, jr., ol. served in Portugal.

    mason fakahua: city of cedar, fr., qb. served in new zealand.

    seleti fevaleaki: corona, california, fr. dl. served in missouri.

    sione finau: kearns, so., rb. served in california.

    kavika fonua: syracuse, sr., lb. served in Canada.

    jt gentry: littleton, colorado, so., dl. served in hungary.

    kyle griffitts: windermere, florida, mr, te. served in Argentina.

    talmage gunther: cedar hills, fr., wr. served in zimbabwe.

    jaren hall: Spanish fork, so., qb. served in california.

    ammon hannemann: highland, fr., db. served in california.

    bentley hanshaw: moorpark, california, fr., te. served in australia.

    caden haws: little rock, arkansas, fr., dl. served in utah.

    chandon herring: gilbert, arizona, mr, ol. served in washington, d.c.

    britton hogan: salt lake city, so., ds. served in texas.

    drew jensen: salt lake city, so., lb. served in Argentina.

    jared kapisi: pukalani, hawaii, mr., db. served in arizona.

    lopini katoa: american fork, jr., rb. served in missouri.

    isaiah kaufusi: cottonwood heights, sr., lb. served in tonga.

    jackson kaufusi: cottonwood heights, so., lb. served in australia.

    harris lachance: herriman, so., ol. served in tennessee.

    hirkley latu: kahuku, hawaii, so., dl. served in Georgia.

    sam lee: hidden, california, mr, lb. served in Philadelphia.

    uriah leiataua: compton, california, sr., dl. served in samoa.

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    preston lewis: alpine, French, lb. served in england.

    freddy livai: fontana, california, fr., dl. served in tonga

    hayden livingston: rigby, idaho, so., db. served in england.

    Kieffer Longson: San Ramon, California, Sr., Ol. served in toronto.

    lane lunt: pima, arizona, jr., te. served in washington.

    atunaisa mahe: west jordan, so., dl. served in tonga.

    jackson mcchesney: highland, fr., rb. served in chili.

    kade moore: lehi, fr., wr. served in cambodia.

    joe nelson: issaquah, washington, fr., wr. served in brazil.

    jake oldroyd: southlake, texas, so., k/p. served in chili.

    jacob palu: provo, fr., dl. served in japan.

    neil pau’u: santa ana, california, jr., wr. served in utah.

    connor pay: highland, fr., ol. served in washington, d.c.

    keenan pili: provo, so., lb. served in florida.

    alema pilimai: tustin, california, so., dl. served in micronesia.

    Mitchell Price: Pleasant Grove, Jr., DB. served in montana.

    kade pupunu: draper, French, lb. served in Uruguay.

    morgan pyper: idaho falls, idaho, so., db. served in italy.

    ryan rehkow: veradale, washington, fr., p. served in england.

    rhett reilly: valley center, california, so., qb. served in Argentina.

    isaac rex: san clemente, california, fr., te. served in samoa.

    austin riggs: eagle, idaho, fr., ds. served in zimbabwe.

    baylor romney: el paso, texas, so., qb. served in california.

    andrew slack: springville, fr., dl. served in fiji.

    ethan slade: orem, fr., db. served in chili.

    justen smith: watermelon, fr., k/p. served in Argentina.

    gabe summers: saratoga springs, so., dl. served in texas.

    pepe tanuvasa: tigard, oregon, jr., lb. served in florida.

    khyiris tonga: west valley, sr., dl. served in kansas.

    max tooley: generous, so., lb. served in england.

    earl tuioti-mariner: topeka, kansas, jr., dl. served in south africa.

    ben tuipulotu: fort mill, south carolina, fr., te. served in chili.

    hank tuipulotu: fort mill, south carolina, so., te. served in england.

    joe tukuafu: glendale, utah, jr., ol. served in Argentina.

    chase wester: hoschton, georgia, jr., rb. served in zambia.

    seth willis: newton, connecticut, fr., ol. served in utah.

    hawaii (2)

    kamuela borden: pearl city, hawaii, so., dl. served in oregon.

    hekili keliiliki: bentonville, arkansas, jr., rb. served in australia.

    state of kansas (1)

    tyrone taleni: savai’i, samoa, so., dl. served in arkansas and tennessee.

    new mexico (1)

    kyle stapley: morgan, sr., ol. served in iowa and missouri.

    northwest (1)

    maxwell skidmore: spokane valley, washington, fr., ol. served in Peru.

    state of oklahoma (1)

    work like this: reno, nevada, jr., dl. served in Canada.

    oregon (1)

    logan sagapolu: lehi, fr., ol. served in hawaii.

    state of oregon (1)

    riley sharp: salt lake city, so., lb. served in north carolina.

    sandwich (7)

    levani damuni: providence, so., lb. served in new zealand.

    simi fehoko: watermelon, jr., wr. served in seoul, south korea.

    houston heimuli: woods cross, sr., fb. served in indiana.

    spencer jorgensen: provo, so., s. served in thailand.

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    tangaloa kaufusi: salt lake city, jr., lb. served in taiwan.

    tanner mckee: corona, california, fr., qb. served in brazil.

    gabe reid: american fork, sr., lb. served in american samoa.

    usc (1)

    tayler katoa: layton, so., lb. served in virginia.

    utah (25)

    jake biggs: provo, fr., s. served in Mexico.

    british covey: provo, jr., wr. served in chili.

    cole fotheringham: san clemente, california, jr., te. served in Nicaragua.

    mufi hill-hunt: sandy, mr., you. served in Virginia.

    r.j. hubert: logandale, nevada, jr., s. served in mississippi.

    devin kaufusi: provo, jr., dl. served in germany.

    jaren kump: riverton, fr., ol. served in brazil.

    semisi lauaki: hawthorne, california, fr., dl. served in papua new guinea.

    lotulelei hunter: city of the west valley, fr., ol. served in washington, d.c.

    johnny maea: salt lake city, so., ol. served in panama.

    simi moala: hawthorne, california, so., ol. served in tonga.

    gavin nawahine: meridian, idaho, fr., dl. served in samoa.

    ali’i niumatalolo: annapolis, maryland, sr., te. served in chili.

    fua pututau: salt lake city, so., dl. served in Honduras.

    hauati pututau: salt lake city, sr., dl. served in florida.

    taniela pututau: salt lake city, fr., te. served in hawaii.

    tennessee pututau: west valley city, fr., dl. served in colorado.

    soa rosales: provo, fr., te. served in tonga.

    dylan slavens: springville, jr., wr. served in Argentina.

    skyler southam: heber city, jr., k. served in chili.

    miki suguturaga: kaneohe, hawaii, fr., dl. served in france.

    mika tafua: laie, hawaii, jr., from. served in washington.

    minor tafuna: south jordan, fr., dl. served in cape verde.

    pita tonga: taylorsville, sr., dl. served in Peru.

    devaughn vele: san diego, california, fr., wr. served in samoa.

    aliki vimahi: kahuka, hawaii, fr., dl. served in Pennsylvania.

    state of utah (16)

    josh bowcut: sherwood, oregon, fr., ol. served in arizona.

    taylor compton: logan, sr., wr. served in Argentina.

    ritisoni fata: redlands, california, sr., dl. served in texas.

    james hansen: fontana, california, so., dl. served in florida.

    nick heninger: south jordan, mr. lb. served in the philippines.

    sage hill: clam gulch, alaska, fr., ol. served in Mexico.

    mata hello: sandy, fr., lb. served in california.

    mosese manu: abundant west, sr., you. served in tonga.

    wade meacham: layton, so., ol. served in singapore.

    bryce mortenson: smithfield, so., te. served in peru.

    london rockwood: gritty, fr., wr. served in Peru.

    josh sterzer: salt lake city, fr., te. served in Mexico.

    izzy vaifo’ou: salt lake city, fr., lb. served in the philippines.

    kyle van leeuwen: provo, fr., wr. served in peru

    wakley crew: sandy, fr., s. served in texas.

    logan wood: great union, colorado, fr., ol. served in Mexico.

    virginia (1)

    wayne taulapapa: laie, hawaii, jr., rb. served in Nicaragua.

    west virginia (1)

    michael brown: compton, california, sr, ol. served in the philippines.

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