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Happy Sione Takitaki/Gavin Fowler/Corey Edwards Day: 16 Days to Kickoff!

The 2017 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 16 days until BYU’s season opener against the Vikings of Portland State. 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. Since we missed Corey Edwards earlier in the countdown (Edwards will wear #30 this season after wearing #16 last year), we’ll honor him today as well.

Happy Sione Takitaki/Gavin Fowler/Corey Edwards Day!
16 Days to Kickoff!

Sione Takitaki

Redshirt Junior Defensive Lineman (Projected Starting Stud DE)
6’2″, 245 pounds
Class of 2014: Heritage H.S. (Hometown: Fontana, California)
2014: True Freshman DL at BYU; Recorded 19 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 QB hurries, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery in 11 games played
2015: True Sophomore DL at BYU; Recorded 21 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 2 QB hurries, and 1 fumble recovery in 6 games played (2 starts)
2016: True Junior DL at BYU; Redshirt; Sat out due to team discipline



Gavin Fowler

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Redshirt Senior Walk-on Defensive Back (Projected Starting Holder/#4/5 Strong Safety)
6’0″, 195 pounds
Class of 2011: Davis H.S. (Hometown: Kaysville, Utah)
2011: Redshirt DB at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)
2012-2014: California Long Beach Mission
2014: RS Freshman WR/DB at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)
2015: RS Sophomore DB at BYU; Missed season recovering from knee injury suffered in spring practice
2016: RS Junior DB at BYU; Missed season recovering from ACL injury suffered in fall practice

Corey Edwards

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Redshirt Junior Walk-on Kicker (Projected #1/2 Kickoff Specialist)
6’0″, 210 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
2016: RS Sophomore K at BYU; Recorded 17 touchbacks and a 61.2-yard average on 58 kickoffs in 13 game appearances

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