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BYU Football Adds Grad Transfer Mufi Hill-Hunt From Utah

Feb 23, 2021, 2:14 PM | Updated: 2:21 pm

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PROVO, UT - OCTOBER 14: General view of LaVell Edwards Stadium and the field logo before the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Brigham Young Cougars on October 14, 2016 in Provo Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

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PROVO, Utah – BYU football has added a graduate transfer from the University of Utah, defensive end Mufi Hill-Hunt.

Hill-Hunt is currently enrolled at BYU right now and will participate in spring practices beginning on Monday for the Cougars.

A former heralded recruit from Taylorsville High School, Hill-Hunt signed with Michigan State in 2015. He received offers from Oregon, Oklahoma, Washington, Utah, and BYU coming out of high school.

In three years with Michigan State, Hill-Hunt appeared in two games with the Spartans.

He transferred to the University of Utah in 2019, where he was a walk-on for the Utes. Hill-Hunt played in two games for the Utes as a defensive end in 2019. He was then switched to tight end in 2020, where he didn’t appear in any of Utah’s five games played last fall.

Mufi Hill-Hunt entered the NCAA’s Transfer Portal back on December 22nd, 2020.

At 6-foot-6, 255-pounds, Hill-Hunt will compete along the defensive line for BYU in 2021.

Hill-Hunt will have one year of eligibility remaining to play at BYU. Last season, Hill-Hunt was a redshirt senior last year with the Utes, but due to the NCAA’s blanket waiver rule for eligibility this past fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hill-Hunt can compete this year at BYU.

BYU’s defensive end position lost Zac Dawe to graduation. They return Uriah Leiataua, who like Hill-Hunt, is also taking advantage of the NCAA’s blanket waiver. Tyler Batty also returns after he suffered a lower leg injury at the midway point of last season.

BYU football spring practices begin on Monday, March 1st.

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

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BYU Football Adds Grad Transfer Mufi Hill-Hunt From Utah