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Instant Replay: Former BYU RB Tyler Allgeier Receives Draft Call From Falcons
SALT LAKE CITY – Jack Damuni, Director of Football Operations for BYU football, shared a video of the moment former Cougar running back Tyler Allgeier received his draft call from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons selected Allgeier with the No. 151 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The fifth round of the NFL Draft took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 30.
Allgeier was the 12th running back selected during the three-day event.
After his selection, Allgeier and his family and friends celebrated together as red confetti flew through the air.
Here’s how it went from the other side of the phone for @tylerallgeier17 and his family talking to the @AtlantaFalcons.
CONGRATULATIONS TY TO YOU, YOUR SWEET MOM, SISTER AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL GRANDMA ERMINIA🤟🏾
“DAS MY NEPHEW!!!”
GO FALCONS!!! pic.twitter.com/P4no3VGdaR
— #IamJackDamuni 🇫🇯 (@JackDamuni) May 3, 2022
About Tyler Allgeier
“Dreams to Reality,” Allgeier posted on Instagram about the experience of getting drafted.
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The former BYU standout joined a Falcons team that posted a 7-10 record in 2021.
Our newest RB is ready to work 💪@tylerallgeier17 pic.twitter.com/I9xIqElVYn
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 30, 2022
The Fontana, California native played for the Cougars from 2018-21. He played linebacker before switching to running back full-time ahead of the 2020 season.
During his time in Provo, Allgeier ran the ball 452 times for 2,899 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Allgeier set BYU’s single-season rushing record with 1,601 yards on the ground in 2021.
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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