PROVO — Jake Heaps isn't the first high-profile athlete to transfer from BYU and he certainly won't be the last. Over the years BYU has had several players transfer from its program, with varying degrees of success between them. Here are 10 high-profile players who, like Heaps, transferred out of BYU's program.
His first stop was to Bakersfield Junior College after Max Hall beat him out at the quarterback position. He went on to transfer to Tulsa after his JC stint, finishing his career there going 11-for-15 passing for 138 yards while rushing for 106 yards as Tulsa's backup QB.
Transferred to the College of the Sequoias following his freshman year before moving on to Texas Tech. Played one year for the Red Raiders, starting along their offensive front.
Jenkins transferred from BYU due to Honor Code issues, and played one year for the Lumberjacks, rushing for 1,051 yards and seven touchdowns while gaining another 716 yards and 10 touchdowns on 67 receptions. He went on to play in the NFL, returning kickoffs for the San Diego Chargers.
Marquardt was a two-year starter for the Sun Devils at defensive end, earning All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors in both seasons. He ended his career at Arizona State with nine tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks.
His bio at Texas Tech states that he was the most-dominating tight end there over the past five seasons. He caught 27 passes for the Red Raiders in 2004 and 28 in 2005, finishing his career there with six touchdown passes.
Hill was a three-year starter for the Sun Devils at defensive end. Ended his senior season in 2006 as the active roster's leader in both sacks and in tackles-for-loss.
Was named as the Big-12 co-defensive freshman of the year in 2003, finishing the year with 95 total tackles, which was second on the team. He went on to start at linebacker in all four of his seasons there, finishing with 88 total tackles in 2006 as a senior.
Transferred from BYU after playing in 15 games, but having been beat out by Kevin Feterik during the 1998 season. He went on to have great success at Montana, earning All-America honors his two seasons there, and threw for an average of 327.8 yards per game as a senior.
Ah You went on to have great success as a Sooner, earning himself the Big-12 defensive newcomer of the year in 2005. He was named as a first-team All-Big-12 performer the following year and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
Perhaps no transfer up to the Jake Heaps' transfer announcement received as much press as Olson deciding to transfer to UCLA following his mission service. Olson played some for the Bruins, starting in 11 games over two seasons. He passed for 1,862 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.