BYU Football releases Jersey numbers and metrics for newcomers

PROVO, Utah – BYU football is back as spring training opens for the 2022 season. With another spring ball upon us, that means the first iteration of the 2022 roster.

When the new list was released on Monday, 14 newcomers appeared on the list. Additionally, the roster revealed the jersey numbers the newcomers will wear at BYU. With their official sizes and weights.

Eight of the 14 newcomers were announced by BYU in January; the other six either transferred to BYU’s football program or returned home after serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

BYU Football Newcomers for the 2022 Season

No. name Position To classify Height Weight
25 austin bell Return First-year student 5-10 195
2 Christopher Brooks Return Senior Graduate 6-1 235
75 Samuel Dawe defensive line RS-Freshman 6-3 280
56 Logan Fano Outer edge First-year student 6-4 225
16 Isaiah Glasker defensive back First-year student 6-5 205
35 Houston Heimuli Back Senior Graduate 5-11 265
15 Carter Krupp defensive back First-year student 6-1 195
90 Brooks Maile defensive line First-year student 6-4 285
66 sonny makasini offensive line First-year student 6-3 300
96 Bruce Mitchell defensive line First-year student 6-4 265
58 Aisea Moa defensive line First-year student 6-3 245
63 Isaiah Perez defensive line First-year student 6-3 265
54 Dalton Riggs long snapper First-year student 6-4 220
78 Kingsley Suamataia offensive line RS-Freshman 6-6 330

Austin Bell | RB | Corner Canyon High School

Bell was a productive running back at Utah High School’s powerhouse, Corner Canyon, rushing for 1,148 yards in his freshman year. He seemed poised to be a prospect who would pull off a lot of scholarship offers on the recruiting track. But a pair of season-ending knee injuries set some schools back. BYU offered Bell a preferred visiting opportunity, which he accepted. Bell wore a gray shirt last season before signing up last January.

Christopher Brooks Jr | RB | Transfer from California

Brooks Jr. comes to BYU after four seasons with the Cal Golden Bears. In 2019, Brooks was the Bears’ top rusher. Prior to returning his commitment to BYU, he originally committed to Purdue out of the transfer portal. After opting out of Purdue, programs such as Arizona State and San Diego State reached out to the Berkeley graduate.

Brooks will have the opportunity to compete for the starting running back position to replace BYU great Tyler Allgeier.

Samuel Dawe | OL | Idaho State

Dawe transferred to BYU after a year at Idaho State. He is the cousin of former BYU linemen Parker and Zac Dawe. Like Zac, Samuel was a star wrestler in his weight division at Spanish Fork High School. He will be in the mix at central station.

Logan Fano | DE/OLB | Timpview High School

Fano is a former four-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting round. He chose BYU over offers from Utah, Oklahoma, Washington and others. At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Fano was the nation’s No. 23 defensive end.

Fano was previously engaged at BYU as an eighth grader, then disengaged and eventually returned to Kalani Sitake’s program. He makes his debut this spring as an all-around outside talent.

Isaiah Glasker | comics | Bingham High School

A 6-foot-5, 205-pound safety prospect, Glasker played both sides of football at Bingham High School. Defensive coaches led by BYU’s Preston Hadley are the ones pushing for Glasker, who has close ties to BYU through his parents, who were both athletes at the school in the past.

Houston Heimuli | Facebook | Transfer from Stanford

A legacy prospect, Heimuli is the son of former BYU great Lakei Heimuli. Heimuli was a lead tackle and captain for Stanford last season. He has one year of eligibility left.

Since coming to BYU, Heimuli has used his platform for good. A pre-med student, Heimuli raised funds for his family’s native Tonga to help with tsunami relief efforts. The fundraiser involves recreating his father’s “Turbo Tongan” poster.

Carter Krupp | comics | Woodcreek High School (California)

Krupp joins BYU’s football program after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then gray shirt last fall. He was an all-around athlete at Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif., the hometown of former BYU great Robbie Bosco.

Krupp played soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball during his prep career.

Brooks Mail | DL | Pine View High School

Maile signed with BYU in the 2019 recruiting class. From 2019 to 2021, Maile served a mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was once an all-state performer at Pine View and a player that BYU coaches Kalani Sitake and Ilaisa Tuiaki were brought up on during the recruiting process.

Maile was announced as a returning missionary for the 2021 season, but he wore a gray shirt last year. However, he could be a player who finds his way to BYU’s defensive front.

sonny makasini | OL | Timpview High School

Upon leaving high school, Makasini signed with the Utah State Aggies. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then reversed his commitment to BYU. He was one of the players featured at halftime at a BYU basketball game in January.

Bruce Mitchell | DL | Summit Secondary School

Small-town defensive lineman who is a projection-based athlete. Like John Nelson and Blake Mangelson made a name for themselves as small town prep players along BYU’s defensive line. Mitchell served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he returned last year while wearing a gray shirt.

Aisea Moa | DL | Weber High School

Moa is the son of former Utah star Ben Moa. Aisea Moa, like his father, was originally scheduled to play for the Utes, but opted out and reversed his promise to BYU as part of the 2022 recruiting class. Moa had programs such as Oregon State and Miami to pursue him after opening his recruitment. Moa has a knack for providing an immediate impact on the defensive line.

Isaiah Perez | DL | Othello High School (WA)

Perez was a 2A Athlete of the Year in Washington for his football and wrestling success. He’s an under-the-radar prospect, but he has the potential to be the next Tyler Batty along BYU’s defensive line. The lines are good with Perez. His uncle is former BYU and NFL offensive lineman Eddie Keele.

Dalton Rigg | LS | Eagle High School (ID)

Dalton Riggs is the younger brother of BYU football snapper Austin Riggs. Riggs was rated a 4.5-star long snapper prospect by long snapper specialist Chris Rubio.

Kinglsey Suamataia | TO | Oregon

Suamataia is one of the highest-rated recruits to enroll at BYU in the 21st century. According to 247Sports rankings dating back to 2000, the former Oregon Duck is the third-highest rookie in BYU history. A native of Orem, Utah, Suamataia could become a generational talent along the offensive line at BYU.

Suamataia will compete for a starting role along BYU’s offensive line, most likely vying for the right tackle.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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