Brigham Young University's Jonny Harline celebrates his last minute touchdown catch leading his team to a 33-31 win over the University of Utah in football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake, Utah Saturday Nov. 25, 2006. August Miller/ Deseret Morning News
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Brigham Young Cougars running back Squally Canada (22) is knocked down during the game in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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Brigham Young Cougars kicker Skyler Southham (20) watches the final minutes of the game in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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California Golden Bears teammates Vic Wharton III (17) and cornerback Branden Smith (45) get tangled up in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Zayne Anderson (23) was called for a penalty.
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Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake protests the illegal touching call against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Dylan Collie (3) drops a pass against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) is sacked by the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Butch Pau'u (38) watches the clock in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitaki leaves the field with Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Micah Simon (13) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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Morgan Clifford is held up and watches pregame with Luke Reece in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars students cheer during pregame in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) runs onto the field during pregame in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) throws against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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The Brigham Young Cougars defense stop California Golden Bears tight end Ray Hudson (11) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Sione Takitaki (16) celebrates a stop against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars kicker Skyler Southham (20) kicks a field goal against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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The Brigham Young Cougars defense stop California Golden Bears running back Patrick Laird (28) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi (90) rushes California Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers (7) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Riggs Powell (44) and Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku (5) defend California Golden Bears wide receiver Jeremiah Hawkins (10) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) throws against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga (95) blocks a pass by California Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers (7) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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Brigham Young Cougars place-kicker Rhett Almond (26) jumps for the ball before punting in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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California Golden Bears cornerback Traveon Beck (22) celebrates his interception in Provo on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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California Golden Bears quarterback Brandon McIlwain (5) scores on BYU in Provo on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku (5) returns a fumble for touchdown against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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Brigham Young Cougars running back Brayden El-Bakri (35) scores against the California Golden Bears in Provo on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. BYU lost 21-18.
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PROVO — Jonny Harline became the third tight end to be inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, and, while his highlight reel is filled with iconic catches, he says what he’ll remember most is his teammates and how he grew up as a man in the process.

At halftime of the BYU-Cal game, he joined fellow inductees on the field for recognition. For Harline, there was a video replay of his “Harline is Still Open” catch from John Beck 12 years ago. The Orem native was philosophical about his journey.

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Harline took to social media before Saturday’s kickoff against Cal to tell the tale as a former star. He said the guys he went to war with every day are admired by him, even more, today than at any time before.

“I can’t think of anyone that I’m in touch with that’s not just an awesome guy, great husbands, fathers, successful in the endeavors they’ve taken on, contributing to their families and the world in a positive and meaningful way. I feel unbelievably lucky to have shared some time with such men.”

Harline, who will forever by linked to the last-second catch from John Beck in a win over Utah in 2006 at Rice Eccles, said the second milestone of his experience was lessons learned about self-improvement, taking ownership of a role on the team and owning it when he failed and succeeded.

“These are all things you can read about in any self-help book these days, but I feel really privileged to have experienced such a perfect example of going from failure to success. When I got back from my mission, I was having a miserable time, not contributing to the team, feeling sorry for myself. Obviously, things changed, but looking back I know exactly why, and what I did that made that happen. It is certainly among the most valuable knowledge and experiences I’ve come to gain in life so far, and I definitely treasure it.”