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60 in 60: #31 BYU’s Max Tooley (Linebacker)

Jul 21, 2022, 1:39 PM

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Sagan Gronauer #16 of the Idaho State Bengals is pressured by Max Tooley #31 of the BYU Cougars during their game November 6, 2021 at the LaVel Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at #31 is BYU’s Max Tooley (LB).

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah as voted on by the media (and a fan ballot).

“Tons of speed and athleticism for a linebacker,” BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said of his linebacker. “Not a lot of linebackers play the gunner position on a punt team but he has tons of speed to do that. Really looking forward to him honing in his skills as a linebacker and being a big-time playmaker for us. This guy has great skill and great athleticism.”

BYU’s Max Tooley

Tooley is a junior from Bountiful, Utah.

He played four games as a freshman in 2018, recording two total tackles. In the 2019 season, Tooley improved his game by appearing in 13 contests, recording 48 tackles, two tackles for loss and an interception.

During the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Tooley played in 12 games, finishing with 44 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception, three quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. This past season was Tooley’s best to date, racking up 68 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and three pass breakups in 12 games played.

His interception came against Arizona State last season, while getting a sack in the South Florida game. He was an All-USA Utah Football First-Team selection on defense at Bountiful High School in 2015 before serving a two-year church mission in the United Kingdom.

Tooley and the Cougars open their 2022 schedule on the road against the USF Bulls on September 3.

About the 60 in 60

Every summer Hans and Scotty reveal the best college football players in the state of Utah in their annual 60 in 60 as voted on by the media.

In 2022, for the first time ever, the 60 in 60 included one vote based on a fan ballot.

Click here for the complete 60 in 60 rankings countdown.

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