BYU Cougars Football
First Season
Provo, UT
Head Coach
Bronco Mendenhall
Home Stadium
LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)
All Time Record
546-395-26 (.578)
National Titles
1 (1984)
Heisman Awards
1 (1990)

The BYU Cougars football team represents Brigham Young University, located in Provo, UT, and competes as a FBS Independent.

Player AccoladesEdit

When LaVell Edwards became head coach, BYU turned into one of the best programs for developing players in the entire NCAA. They are known especially for their amazing quarterback play.

Heisman AwardEdit

BYU is one of few programs not in the power-5 conferences to have had a player win a Heisman. Hall of Fame quarterback Ty Detmer did such in 1990.

Hall of FamersEdit

The Cougars' six inductees into the College Footall Hall of Fame rank leaps and bounds ahead of most FBS programs.

Year Inducted Years Played Player Name Position
2012 1988-91 Ty Detmer QB
2009 1980-83 Gordon Hudson TE
2000 1982-82 Steve Young QB
1998 1978-81 Jim McMahon QB
1996 1976-79 Marc Wilson QB
1994 1975-77 Gifford Neilson QB


BYU has managed to earn more concencus All-Americans than most schools that compete on their level. 11 BYU players have earned the honor 13 times, which are listed below.

Year Player Name Position Class
2009 Dennis Pita TE SR
2001 Luke Staley RB JR
1991 Ty Detmer QB SR
1990 Ty Detmer QB JR
1990 Chris Smith WR SR
1989 Mo Elewonibi OL SR
1986 Jason Buck DL SR
1983 Steve Young QB SR
1983 Gordon Hudson TE SR
1982 Gordon Hudson TE JR
1981 Jim McMahon QB SR
1980 Nick Eyre OL SR
1979 Marc Wilson QB SR


BYU is most known for the legendary coach LaVell Edwards. His accomplishments include coaching six Hall of Fame players, compiling a 257-101-3 (.716) record, winning 20 conference titles, and even winning a national title in his twenty-nine seasons. The school's football stadium is even named after him. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

The current coach of the BYU Cougars is Bronco Mendenhall. He has managed to compile a record of 90-34 with 9 bowl appearances, six bowl wins, two conference titles (although BYU has been Independent since 2011), and 5 ranked finishes since he took over the program in 2005.


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