"It was a way for me to honor our seniors. They were under the impression that it happened in a week's time. They had this notion with about a week to go that they'd like to wear royal blue. We actually started in August. I thought it would be appropriate first to have a chance to honor the national championship team, but this became more about honoring our seniors. It's something they wanted. So I presented them with a single jersey at the team meeting right before we came to the stadium. They didn't know until then."
Junior safety Andrew Rich praised BYU's senior class.
"I couldn't give enough credit to the seniors for the way they've battled over the years. For them to go out on this note is special to be a part of. I just appreciate everything they've done for this program, this team and for myself. It's been an honor to battle with those guys."
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