Returned Mormon missionaries in college football, Part 2

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  • BSU Lehi, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    I'm not sure but it looks like you forgot Robbie Lusk AGAIN ; ) After leading the State in tackles and receiving many honors (Region MVP etc), he turned down several offers and a scholarship to Boise State to go on a mission. Boise was third in the nation that year, and his sacrifice to go on a mission instead of taking a scholarship is a great story. Boise recruited someone else for his spot, and after his mission BYU expressed no interest. He lost weight etc. He is now at Utah with his best friend and former teammate, Jake Murphy. He's gaining the weight back and is better than ever. He has to pay his own way through school, but I admire him greatly for his focus on what is most important in life. He is truly an amazing person and his focus on the eternal things over a game has helped my family and many others.

    Thank you Robbie for setting a great example!!!

  • DE_LB_52 BOISE, ID
    Nov. 25, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Articles like this helped me make the decision to want to serve a mission and put off my football career. But, there are hundreds of RM's playing D1 football around the country that were left out. since it's impossible to get them all people should add the names of those who have been missed.
    Notre Dame #5:Te'o Manti

  • che loco Springville, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    @ #1 fan,

    That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Every young man has a choice to where he wants to get an education, and if he's lucky enough to play football too. Mormons being the peculiar people they are, they want to feel comfortable in an environment that supports their beliefs and encourages them to live their faith. Some people actually love living in the bubble!

  • #1 SLC Sports Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    Why does BYU have to have a football program? Wouldn't all LDS young men aspiring to be in division 1/FBS college football serve their church better by being at other schools like Utah and Utah State University to say the least? Time to turn Provo into Rexburg and let these young men serve in a more effective way!

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 3:55 p.m.


    There are few things more important than going on a Mission. Very, very few.

  • ehekeal13 WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    moa ngatuvai, san jose state OG- served in mexico

  • hayyouwho West Haven, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    Young men you are to be commended!

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    How many articles have already been written about this in the past few weeks?

  • Band of Sisters RIVERTON, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    There are few things more important than going on a mission. Very, very few.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Nov. 23, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    There are few things less important than going on a Mission. Very, Very few.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    Great examples to young people indicating that there is more in life than football or other sports...