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Happy Eric Takenaka/Corey Edwards Day: 33 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 33 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 Eric Takenaka/Corey Edwards Day!
33 Days to Kickoff!

Eric Takenaka


Redshirt Senior Defensive Back (Projected #2 Strong Safety)
5’10”, 210 pounds
Class of 2012: West H.S. (Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah)
2012: Redshirt DB at Snow College
2013: RS Freshman DB at Snow College
2014: RS Sophomore DB at Snow College
2015: RS Junior DB at BYU; Recorded 11 tackles; returned 3 kickoffs for 53 yards; returned 1 punt for 3 yards in 10 games played (1 start)

Corey Edwards


Redshirt Sophomore Kicker (Projected #1/2 Kickoff Specialist & #1/2 FG/XP Specialist)
6’0″, 217 pounds
Class of 2011: Hurricane H.S. (Hometown: Hurricane, Utah)
2011: Greyshirt
2012-2014: Taiwan Taichung Mission
2014: Redshirt K at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)
2015: RS Freshman K at BYU; Recorded 1 touchback and a 56.4-yard average on 7 kickoffs in 3 game appearances