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BYU WR Gunner Romney Gives Status Update Entering Senior Day

Nov 18, 2022, 10:54 PM
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BYU football wide receiver Gunner Romney will participate in Senior Day festivities. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – For all but two games, BYU football has navigated the 2022 season without one of its top receivers, Gunner Romney.

It’s been a tough year for the fifth-year senior. Especially as he entered this season “better than ever.” Then he went down with a lacerated kidney injury days later in fall camp.

Romney is expected to be one of the 37 players honored during BYU’s Senior Day ceremonies on Saturday before the Utah Tech game (1:30 p.m., BYUtv & KSL NewsRadio). It will be the second time he will receive a Senior Day blanket in his BYU career. If he wants, he could make it a third.

Gunner Romney talks Senior Day, injury update

By only playing in two games this season, Romney could chalk up the 2022 season as a redshirt due to appearing in fewer than four games and return in 2023 for BYU’s first year in the Big 12. Will he?

“I’ll most likely be participating in the Senior Day and most likely be heading out after this year and just enjoying my last couple of games with the team,” said Romney to the KSL Sports Zone.

When asked if he will be available to play against Utah Tech, it’s still an up-in-the-air situation.

“Questionable, for sure,” Romney said. “I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to go, but you know, if my name is called and if I’m ready to go, then I’ll be ready.”

Romney has been sidelined since leaving in the fourth quarter of the Notre Dame game on October 8. The Chandler, Arizona native was carted off the field and taken to a hospital that night in Las Vegas for a precautionary check-up. He hasn’t returned to the field since.

 

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Romney has five catches for 59 yards this season. Dating back to his first season at BYU in 2018, Romney has appeared in 44 games and recorded 122 receptions for 1959 yards and nine touchdown grabs.

Romney still has the chance to change his mind if he wishes. BYU head coach Kalani Sitake has said that he will be patient with the decisions of his upperclassmen.

“We don’t have to have a decision this week. And we didn’t have to have a decision last week,” said Sitake. “They can take their time in making that decision.”

BYU vs. Utah Tech

November 19, 2022

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m.

TV: BYUtv

Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM – Extended pregame begins at 10 a.m.)

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.

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