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Happy Matt Hadley/Austin Kafentzis Day: 2 Days to Kickoff!

The 2017 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 2 days until BYU’s season opener against 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. 

Happy Matt Hadley/Austin Kafentzis Day!
2 Days to Kickoff!

Matt Hadley

True Senior Defensive Back (Projected #1/2 Free Safety)
6’0″, 205 pounds
Class of 2012: Connell H.S. (Hometown: Connell, Washington)
2012: True Freshman DB at BYU; Recorded 7 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 7 games played
2013-2015: Brazil Salvador South Mission
2015: True Sophomore DB at BYU; Recorded 17 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 pass breakups in 11 games played (2 starts)
2016: True Junior DB at BYU; Recorded 24 tackles; returned 7 kickoffs for 195 yards; appeared in all 13 games (1 start)

Austin Kafentzis

Redshirt Sophomore Running Back (Projected #4/5 Tailback)
6’1″, 195 pounds
Class of 2015: Jordan H.S. (Hometown: Sandy, Utah)
2015: Redshirt QB at Wisconsin; transferred to Univ. of Nevada
2016: Transferred to Arizona Western College