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BYU Football’s Fesi Sitake Recalls Washington WR Dax Milne’s Work Ethic

Dax Milne #84 of the Washington Football Team in action during the organized team activity at Inova Sports Performance Center on June 2, 2021 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – BYU football passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Fesi Sitake recalled Washington Football Team wide receiver Dax Milne’s work ethic during the NFL rookie’s time with the Cougars.

Washington selected Milne with the No. 258 overall pick during the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft in early May.

Sitake recently spoke about Milne’s time at BYU with Washington Football Team staff writer Zach Selby.

“He was the guy that was showing up to every meeting prepared, knowing what to do,” Sitake said of Milne. “There was no room for error in that guy. He showed up every day. And when you string together three-and-a-half weeks of that, you get a guy who you really can rely on.”

Milne, a former standout for Bingham High School, arrived at BYU as a walk-on student-athlete.

“I know you can earn a scholarship here,” Sitake told Milne at the time. “You have all the tools and the ability in the world to do that.”

After his first season with the Cougars, BYU’s coaches awarded Milne with a scholarship.

“To see Dax, the relief on his face, the joy, the tears, the emotion,” Sitake said. “He knew he had a lot to go, but it was a burden lifted off his shoulders, that the risk he took is starting to pay off.”

Milne is currently participating in Washington’s offseason program and is fighting for a roster spot this fall.

“He’s an unbelievable young man,” Sitake said of Milne. “He’s going to be easy to root for. And I think he’s going to continue to progress just as he’s done here.”

Dax Milne at Bingham High

Before Milne’s time at BYU, he was a standout player for the Bingham Miners.

Milne was a rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports.

He committed to the Cougars as a walk-on over interest from Air Force, Army, Boise State, Utah State, and Weber State.

Dax Milne at BYU

During Milne’s freshman year in Provo, he had 10 catches for 69 yards and one touchdown.

His production doubled in his second season.

Milne had 21 receptions for 285 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore.

As a junior in 2020, Milne had a breakout season.

He led the Cougars with 70 catches for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns.

Milne helped BYU to an 11-1 record in his final season with the Cougars.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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