Dallin Rogers and returned Mormon missionaries in college football

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 16 2011 5:00 a.m. MST

“It was remarkably simple, but simply remarkable,” Elder Summerhays said. “It didn’t draw attention to Elder Rogers, but it brought strength to the young man who needed strengthening.”

When he returned to Utah in 2010, Rogers played in 12 games as a tight end, ending the year tied in catches among tight ends with 11 receptions for 167 yards. He was a consistent receiving target before suffering his knee injury.

Off the field, Rogers serves as the assistant ward mission leader, a calling he loves. He also enjoys attending a Book of Mormon institute class taught exclusively to the football team. He continues to draw on his mission experiences for strength.

“It’s meant everything,” he said again.

Here is our list of returned LDS Church missionaries for Football Bowl Subdivision teams in 2011:

BYU (78)

Name, hometown, class, position

Michael Alisa, Provo, Utah (Timpview HS), So., RB

Famika Anae, Provo, Utah (Timpview HS), Fr., OL,

Tyler Beck, Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta HS), So., LB

Kevan Bills, Provo, Utah (Timpview HS), Fr., LB

Justin Blackmore, West Jordan, Utah (West Jordan HS), Fr., DL

Braden Brown, Salt Lake City (Highland HS), Jr., OL

Rhen Brown, Alpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS), Jr., WR

Terence Brown, Summerville, S.C., Sr., OL

Trevor Brown, Provo, Utah (Timpview HS), Fr., TE

Robbie Buckner, Ashdown, Ark., Jr., DB

Nate Carter, St. George, Utah (Dixie HS), Fr., RB

Cameron Comer, Springville, Utah (Springville HS), Fr., DB

Tanner Cox, Pleasant View, Utah (Weber HS), Fr., LB

Dallin Cutler, Draper, Utah (Alta HS), So., WR

Ian Dulan, Hilo, Hawaii, (Kamehameha HS), Sr., DL

Matthew Edwards, N. Salt Lake City, Utah (Woods Cross HS), Sr., TE

Hebron Fangupo, Santa Ana, Calif. (Santa Ana HS), Sr., DL

Ryan Folsom, Medford, Ore. (N. Medford HS), So., RB

David Foote, Washington, Utah (Pine View HS), Jr., RB

Jameson Frazier, Draper, Utah (Alta HS), Sr., LB

Ryan Freeman, Orem, Utah (Orem HS), Jr., OL

Kaneakua Friel, Kaneohe, Hawaii (Kamehamaha HS), So., TE

Romney Fuga, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Edison HS), Jr., DL

Preston Hadley, Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove HS), Jr., DB

Spencer Hadley, Connell, Wash. (Connell HS), So., LB

Spencer Hafoka, Kahuku, Hawaii, (Kahuku HS), Sr., WR

Mike Hague, Salt Lake City (Brighton HS), Jr., DB

Braden Hansen, Sandy, Utah (Alta HS), Jr, OL

Connell Hess, Boise, Idaho (Capital HS), Jr., LB

Adam Hine, Santa Clara, Utah (Snow Canyon HS), Fr. RB

Austin Holt, South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS), So., TE,

Reed Hornung, Anoka, Minn. (Snow College), Jr., Deep Snapper

McKay Jacobson, Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll HS), Sr., WR

Austen Jorgensen, Mt. Pleasant, Utah (N. Sanpete HS), Jr., LB

Solomone Kafu, Rio Linda, Calif. (Rio Linda HS), Fr., OL

Walter Kahaiali'i, Lahaina, Hawaii, (Kamehameha-Maui HS) Jr., DL

Try out the new DeseretNews.com design!
try beta learn more
Get The Deseret News Everywhere