Hoffman is an interesting case for the Cougars. Pitta and Collie had ties to BYU and both served two-year LDS missions; they had many avenues to get recruited to BYU. Pitta came as a walk-on and, when John Beck told Gary Crowton he'd better look hard at the big guy, he was given a chance. Collie is the son of Scott Collie, a receiver who played with McMahon, and Austin remains the standard of excellence for a BYU receiver — the best ever.
Hoffman literally dropped into the laps of BYU coaches as a little-known recruit from Del Norte in northern California.
Now he stands among the greatest receivers in BYU's books. The numbers don't lie.
Hoffman, unlike Collie and Harvey Unga before him, will return for a senior year to hammer on the record books and finish.
That's big news for Bronco Mendenhall to end the 2012 calendar year.
BYU Career Receivers
Name No Yards
Dennis Pitta 221 2,901
Austin Collie 215 3,255
Matt Bellini 204 2,635
Cody Hoffman 203 2,718
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