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Kalani Sitake Announces BYU Football Captains For 2023 Season

Aug 28, 2023, 5:04 PM

SALT LAKE CITYBYU Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake announced the captains and co-captains of his football team for the upcoming 2023 season.

BYU Football Captains Announced For 2023 Season

Sitake named the players as captains on Monday, August 28.

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For the 2023 season, BYU football will have eight captains and 10 co-captains.

The following players were named as captains:

  • DE Tyler Batty
  • LB Ben Bywater
  • CB Eddie Heckard
  • OL Connor Pay
  • TE Isaac Rex
  • QB Kedon Slovis
  • OL Kingsley Suamataia
  • LB AJ Vongphachanh

These players will serve as co-captains:

  • WR Kody Epps
  • WR Keanu Hill
  • DT Atunaisa Mahe
  • OL Paul Maile
  • S Malik Moore
  • P Ryan Rehkow
  • RB Aidan Robbins
  • WR Chase Roberts
  • DB Jakob Robinson
  • LB Max Tooley

“I’m so proud of these captains and for our players for just confirming what we thought about this team,” Sitake said in a statement. “Our players think highly of their teammates they voted for and it is a good sign that top to bottom we have great people to be the voice of our team. This group will meet regularly, have a responsibility to promote our culture and be caretakers of the relationship our team has with Cougar Nation. I feel really good about our leadership.”

BYU will kick off its first season as a member of the Big 12 Conference with three non-conference contests, starting with the Cougars’ season opener against the Sam Houston State Bearkats.

In its final season as an FBS Indendepent in 2022, BYU posted an 8-5 record. The Cougars won their final four games of the season, including a 24-23 victory over SMU in the New Mexico Bowl.

BYU’s game against Sam Houston will kick off on Saturday, September 2 at 8:15 p.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast on FS1, KSL NewsRadio, KSLSports.com, and the KSL Sports app.

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Kalani Sitake Announces BYU Football Captains For 2023 Season