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Happy Rhett Almond/BJ Fifita/Shad Pace Day: 26 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 26 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 Rhett Almond/BJ Fifita/Shad Pace Day!
26 Days to Kickoff!

Rhett Almond


Redshirt Sophomore Walk-on Punter (Projected #2 Punter)
6’4″, 195 pounds
Class of 2012: Hart H.S. (Hometown: Valencia, California)
2012: Redshirt at BYU; Not with team
2013-2015: Argentina Salta Mission
2015: RS Freshman P at BYU; Recorded one 48-yard punt and one special teams tackle in 9 games played

BJ Fifita

Redshirt Sophomore Walk-on Defensive Back (Projected #5/6 Strong Safety)
6’0″, 203 pounds
Class of 2011: Oaks Christian School (Hometown: Westlake Village, California)
2011: Redshirt at BYU; Not with team
2012-2014: Tonga Nuku’alofa Mission
2015: RS Freshman at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)

Shad Pace


Redshirt Freshman Walk-on Wide Receiver (Projected #5/6 Z Receiver)
5’11”, 180 pounds
Class of 2013: Yorba Linda H.S. (Hometown: Yorba Linda, California)
2013: Redshirt at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)
2014-2016: Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission