Loyal Cougars

Happy Chris Badger/Aleva Hifo Day: 17 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 17 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. Since we missed Aleva Hifo earlier in the countdown (Hifo will wear #88 this season), we’ll honor him today as well.

Happy Chris Badger/Aleva Hifo Day!
17 Days to Kickoff!

Chris Badger

Redshirt Senior Walk-on Defensive Back (Projected #3 Strong Safety)
6’0″, 197 pounds
Class of 2010: Timpview H.S. (Hometown: Provo, Utah)
2010-2012: Ecuador Guayaquil Mission
2012: Redshirt DB at Notre Dame
2013: RS Freshman DB at BYU; Recorded 7 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 10 games played
2014: RS Sophomore DB at BYU; Recorded 6 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in 12 games played
2015: RS Junior DB at BYU; Recorded 14 tackles and 1 pass breakup in 13 games played

Aleva Hifo


True Freshman Wide Receiver (Projected #4/5 Z Receiver)
5’10”, 180 pounds
Class of 2016: Heritage H.S. (Hometown: Menifee, California)