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Happy Rhett Almond/Caden Dortch Day: 26 Days to Kickoff!

The 2017 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 26 days until BYU’s season opener. 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 2017 roster.

Happy Rhett Almond/Caden Dortch Day!
26 Days to Kickoff!

Rhett Almond


Redshirt Junior Walk-on Kicker/Punter (Projected #1 FG/XP Kicker & #2 Punter)
6’4″, 203 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
2016: RS Sophomore P/K at BYU; Made 17/21 FG attempts including 17/18 inside of 40 yards and a long of 37 yards; made 39/40 extra point attempts; punted once for 39 yards in 13 games played

Caden Dortch


Redshirt Junior Walk-on Defensive Back (Projected #4/5 Right Cornerback)
6’0″, 190 pounds
Class of 2012: Westlake H.S. (Hometown: Saratoga Springs, Utah)
2012: Redshirt at BYU; Not with football team
2012-2014: Costa Rica San Jose Mission
2015: RS Freshman DB at BYU; Not with football team
2016: RS Sophomore DB at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)