Former BYU LB Tate Romney Finds New Home Out Of Transfer Portal

Dec 11, 2022, 12:52 AM

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Former BYU LB Tate Romney steps out of the Transfer Portal and commits to Arizona State. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Former BYU linebacker Tate Romney is moving closer to his hometown. The former three-star recruit that redshirted during his lone season at BYU is off to the Pac-12.

Romney announced on Saturday that he has committed to play for the Arizona State Sun Devils. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker grew up in Chandler, Arizona.

“COMMITTED!!! Excited to be a Sun Devil,” exclaimed Romney on Twitter. The “edit” that accompanied Romney’s tweet said, “I’m Home.”

Romney tagged Arizona State’s official football team Twitter account in the tweet. Along with ASU head coach Kenny Dillingham, who comes to Tempe after being the offensive coordinator at Oregon, and Shaun Aguano. Aguano is Romney’s former head coach at Chandler High School in Arizona.

Tate Romney joins former high school teammate Jacob Conover

Romney is the second BYU football player in the 2023 transfer portal cycle to commit to Arizona State. The other is his fellow Chandler, Arizona native, Jacob Conover. Conover, a former four-star quarterback, announced his pledge to ASU earlier this week.

When Conover was a senior at Chandler High, Tate Romney was a sophomore (class of 2020).

Romney redshirted during the 2022 season, his first with the BYU football program. He appeared in three games, the season-opener at USF, senior day against Utah Tech, and the regular season finale at Stanford.


Despite not playing in many games, Romney was often a travel participant and dressed for road games in his first year at BYU.

Before arriving at BYU, Romney served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints amid the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020-22. He initially served in Bahia Blanca, Argentina then moved to the San Antonio, Texas, mission for The Church.

Romney is a noteworthy loss to BYU’s defense as they move forward into the Big 12 Conference. He was viewed as a potential key piece in the linebacker room moving forward.

During his senior year of high school ball at Chandler High, Romney racked up 115 tackles, seven sacks, and six pass deflections.

Romney is the younger brother of wide receiver Gunner Romney and former BYU QB Baylor Romney.

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 Mitch’s BYU football coverage on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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