BYU Football Releases Jersey Numbers, Measurements For 2022 Newcomers

Feb 28, 2022, 5:22 PM | Updated: 5:22 pm
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BYU football picked up a commitment from linebacker Pierson Watson. The sixth pledge in the 2023 class. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret News)
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PROVO, Utah – BYU football is back as spring practices opened up for the 2022 season. With another spring ball upon us, it means the first iteration of the 2022 roster.

On Monday’s release of the new roster, 14 newcomers appeared on the list. In addition, the roster unveiled the jersey numbers that the newcomers will wear at BYU. Along with their official heights and weights.

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

BYU Football Newcomers for 2022 Season

No. Name Position Class Height Weight
25 Austin Bell Running Back Freshman 5-10 195
2 Christopher Brooks Running Back Grad Senior 6-1 235
75 Samuel Dawe Defensive Line RS-Freshman 6-3 280
56 Logan Fano Outside Edge Freshman 6-4 225
16 Isaiah Glasker Defensive Back Freshman 6-5 205
35 Houston Heimuli Fullback Grad Senior 5-11 265
15 Carter Krupp Defensive Back Freshman 6-1 195
90 Brooks Maile Defensive Line Freshman 6-4 285
66 Sonny Makasini Offensive Line Freshman 6-3 300
96 Bruce Mitchell Defensive Line Freshman 6-4 265
58 Aisea Moa Defensive Line Freshman 6-3 245
63 Isaiah Perez Defensive Line Freshman 6-3 265
54 Dalton Riggs Long Snapper Freshman 6-4 220
78 Kingsley Suamataia Offensive Line RS-Freshman 6-6 330

Austin Bell | RB | Corner Canyon High School

Bell was productive running back at Utah high school powerhouse Corner Canyon, rushing for 1,148 yards during his junior year. He looked poised to be a prospect that would pull down numerous scholarship offers on the recruiting trail. But a pair of season-ending knee injuries to some schools backing off. BYU offered Bell a preferred walk-on opportunity, which he accepted. Bell grey-shirted last season before enrolling this past 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 leading rusher for the Bears. Before flipping his pledge to BYU, he initially committed to Purdue out of the Transfer Portal. After de-committing from Purdue, programs such as Arizona State and San Diego State reached out to the Berkeley grad.

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

Samuel Dawe | OL | Idaho State

Dawe transferred to BYU after one year at Idaho State. He’s the cousin to 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 the center spot.

Logan Fano | DE/OLB | Timpview High School

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

Fano was once committed to BYU as an eighth-grader, then de-committed, and eventually circled back to Kalani Sitake’s program. He makes his debut this spring as a versatile outside edge talent.

Isaiah Glasker | DB | Bingham High School

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

Houston Heimuli | FB | Transfer from Stanford

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

Since arriving at BYU, Heimuli has utilized his platform for good. A pre-med student, Heimuli has raised funds for his family’s native country of Tonga to aid the tsunami relief efforts. The fundraiser is through recreating his father’s “Turbo Tongan” poster.

Carter Krupp | DB | Woodcreek High School (CA)

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

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

Brooks Maile | 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 high on during the recruiting process.

Maile was announced as a returning missionary for the 2021 season, but he grey-shirted last year. However, he could be a player that finds his way on the two-deep along BYU’s defensive front.

Sonny Makasini | OL | Timpview High School

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

Bruce Mitchell | DL | Summit High School

Small town defensive lineman that is a projection-based athlete. Like John Nelson and Blake Mangelson have made names 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 then grey-shirted.

Aisea Moa | DL | Weber High School

Moa is the son of former Utah star Ben Moa. Aisea Moa, like his dad, was originally going to play for the Utes, but he de-committed and flipped his pledge to BYU as part of the 2022 recruiting class. Moa had programs such as Oregon State and Miami to pursue him after opening up his recruitment. Moa has the talent to provide an immediate impact on the defensive line.

Isaiah Perez | DL | Othello High School (WA)

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

Dalton Riggs | LS | Eagle High School (ID)

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

Kinglsey Suamataia | OT | Oregon

Suamataia is one of the highest-rated recruits to enroll at BYU in the 21st century. According to 247Sports’ rankings that date back to 2000, the former Oregon Duck is the third-highest recruit in BYU’s 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 contending for the right tackle spot.

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

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