BYU COUGARS

BYU Football Announces Eight Captains For 2022 Season

Aug 29, 2022, 4:56 PM

BYU Football, Puka Nacua...

BYU football announced their captains for the 2022 season. WR Puka Nacua was among the eight selected. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – BYU football has announced their team captains for the 2022 season.

A total of eight captains were tabbed to earn a captain “C” on their uniform for when BYU takes on USF this Saturday in Tampa.

The eight captains include four from the offensive side of the ball and four on defense. Fifth-year quarterback Jaren Hall leads the group as he returns to the post of captain for the second consecutive season.

Along with Hall on offense, offensive tackle Blake Freeland, offensive lineman Clark Barrington, and wide receiver Puka Nacua earned captain nods.

Flipping over to the defensive, a pair of captains from last year return and are back from injuries in linebackers Keenan Pili and Payton Wilgar. Wilgar said on Monday that he is better than ever with the shoulder where he had surgery. While Pili is returning from an ACL injury he suffered last year against Arizona State.

The other two defensive players to earn the captain “C” are first-time captains in cornerback Kaleb Hayes and defensive lineman Lorenzo Fauatea.

“It’s an honor for these young men to be recognized by their teammates to lead our team,” BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said. “We are fortunate to have a lot of quality young men in our program who bring unique leadership experiences to the team.”

BYU football also named assistant co-captains

BYU also named assistant co-captains for the season. Those players included wide receiver Gunner Romney, tight end Dallin Holker, center Connor Pay, and running backs Chris Brooks and Lopini Katoa.

On defense, linebacker Ben Bywater, defensive end Tyler Batty, cornerback D’Angelo Mandell, and safety Malik Moore will have an assistant “A” on their uniforms. Then on special teams, punter Ryan Rehkow got a co-captain nod.

BYU football opens up the 2022 season against the USF Bulls on Saturday, September 3, in Tampa, Florida.

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.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

BYU Football, Sale Fano, Westlake High Commit...

Mitch Harper

Westlake Edge Rusher Sale Fano Commits To BYU Football

BYU picks up a commitment from a Westlake High School prospect.

1 day ago

caroline-longshore-feels-her-husbands-heart-in-former-utah-basketball-player-kenny-gardner...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Mourns Loss Of Kenny Gardner

The Runnin' Utes are mourning the loss of larger-than-life former player Kenny Gardner who passed away at the age of 75. 

3 days ago

BYU Football, Greatest Players, Ty Detmer...

Mitch Harper

BYU Football’s 100 Greatest Players Of All-Time: Nos. 1-25

The best of the best from BYU football.

3 days ago

BYU Basketball, Elijah Crawford...

Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Lands Former Stanford Signee Elijah Crawford

BYU adds a four-star composite prospect to the 2024-25 roster.

4 days ago

Big 12 Football, Nonconference Games, BYU/SMU...

Mitch Harper

10 Must-Watch Big 12 Football Nonconference Games In 2024

The best nonconference matchups in the Big 12 for 2024.

5 days ago

BYU Football, Isaiah Jatta, Colorado...

Mitch Harper

BYU Football Lands Colorado OL Transfer Isaiah Jatta

Isaiah Jatta committed to the BYU football program.

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

BYU Football Announces Eight Captains For 2022 Season