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Happy Marion Probert Day: 81 Days to Kickoff!

The 2017 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 81 days until the Portland State game. Each day we highlight the player or two that wear that day’s number on their jerseys. If you check back with us each day, by the end of the summer you’ll know every player on BYU’s 2017 roster. Today we honor the first of five retired numbers at BYU, #81 in honor of Marion Probert.

81 Days to Kickoff!
Marion Probert

Defensive End 1952-1954
6’1″, 180 pounds
Inglewood High School (Hawthorne, California)
BYU’s first 4-year Letterman
3-time All-Conference
1954 Honorable Mention All-American
Killed in a tragic plane crash en route to a BYU game in 1965
Inducted to the BYU Hall of Fame, 1977

Check out the Game Program from the 1954 rivalry game between BYU and the University of Utah “Redskins”: