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Happy Parker Dawe/Merrill Taliauli Day: 54 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 54 days until BYU’s season opener in Arizona. Each day we highlight the player or two that wear that day’s number on their jerseys. If you check back each day, by the end of the summer you’ll know every player on BYU’s 2016 roster.

Happy Parker Dawe/Merrill Taliauli Day!
54 Days to Kickoff!

Parker Dawe

Redshirt Senior Offensive Lineman (Projected #1/2 Center)
6’3″, 301 pounds
Class of 2009: Pleasant Grove H.S. (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
2009: Greyshirt at Snow College
2010-2012: Massachusetts Boston Mission
2012: Redshirt OL at Snow College
2013: RS Freshman OL at BYU; Appeared in 1 game as an O-Lineman (Idaho State)
2014: RS Sophomore OL at BYU; Appeared in 1 game as an O-Lineman (Savannah State)
2015: RS Junior OL at BYU; Appeared in 10 games as an O-Lineman (2 starts)

Merrill Taliauli

True Sophomore Defensive Lineman (Projected #3/4 Nose Tackle)
6’2″, 293 pounds
Class of 2013: East H.S. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
2013: True Freshman DL at BYU; Recorded 4 tackles in 8 games played
2014-2016: Washington Federal Way Mission