Deseret News Archives

This Saturday's Southern Utah-Weber State football game will feature more than 30 returned Mormon missionaries.

In connection with this Big Sky Conference matchup, here is a list of returned missionaries who play for college teams in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), as well as other classifications outside the Football Bowl Subdivison (FBS).

In addition to players at SUU and Weber State, the list includes returned missionaries from Butler, Cal Poly, Florida A&M, Idaho State, Montana, Northern Arizona, Fort Lewis College, Dixie State, Southern Virginia and Snow College.

If you know of an FCS college football player we have missed, please send an email to ttoone@deseretnews.com with the name of the player, his team and where he served his mission.

Toa Afatasi
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Kearns, Utah (Kearns HS), Fr., FB.

Served in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Chandler Allphin
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Alpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS), So., TE.

Served in the Spain Barcelona Mission.

Nathan Barrett
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS), Fr., DB.

Served mission in San Jose, Calif.

Bo Bolen
Deseret News Archives

Weber State, Aurora, Col. (Grandview HS), Jr., RB.

Served in the Philippines.

Doug Boyer
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Payson, Utah (Provo HS), Jr., WR.

Served in Quito, Ecuador.

Dalton Brady
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove HS), Fr., DB.

Served in the Washington Spokane Mission.

Steve Clark
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Ogden, Utah (Northridge HS), Fr., OL.

Served in New York.

Tyler Condiff
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Spring, Texas (Klein Oak HS), Sr., OL.

Served in Honolulu, Hawaii.

James Cowser
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Fruit Heights, Utah (Davis HS), So., DE.

Served in Hong Kong.

Parker Cracroft
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Salt Lake City, Utah (East HS/Utah), Jr., DB.

Served in the Washington Tacoma Mission.

Brian Curtis
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Perry, Utah (Box Elder HS), So., LB.

Served in the New Zealand Auckland Mission.

Jordan Curtis
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Perry, Utah (Box Elder HS), So., CB.

Served in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission.

Andrew Eide
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Orem, Utah (Timpanogos HS), Fr., DE.

Served in Brazil.

Bruce Eisenhauer
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Phoenix (O'Conner HS), Sr., QB.

Served a mission in Seoul, South Korea.

Justin Ence
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, St. George, Utah (Pine View HS), Jr., DB.

Served in the Brazil Florianopolis Mission.

Zach Englert
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Salt Lake City, Utah (Skyline HS), Jr., LB.

Served mission in Jackson, Miss.

Keaton Epps
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest HS), Jr., DE.

Served mission in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Colter Evans
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Wayan, Idaho (Soda Springs HS), Jr., LB.

Served in the Lima Peru North Mission.

Jake Evans
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Wayan, Idaho (O'Conner HS), Jr., DB.

Served a mission in Albuquerque, N.M.

Karl Finai
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Kearns, Utah (Kearns HS), Jr., DL.

Served in the California San Bernardino Mission.

Mitch Frei
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Santa Clara, Utah (Snow Canyon HS), Sr., WR.

Served in the Brazil Santa Maria Mission.

Beau Gardner
NorthernArizonanews.com

Northern Arizona, Mesa, Ariz., (Mesa HS/Mesa Community College), Jr., TE.

Mission destination unknown.

Blake Gardner
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS), Fr., DB.

Served a mission in Seattle, Wash.

Jordan Gillen
Fort Lewis College Athletics

Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo., (Durango HS), Fr., QB.

Served in Everett, Wash.

Casey Glines
Vaughn Wilson/FAMU Athletics

Florida A&M, Neola, Utah (Union HS/Snow College), Jr., WR.

Served in North Carolina.

Michael Goering
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Agency, Iowa (Cardinal HS), Jr., WR.

Served in the Singapore Mission.

Austin Gumucio
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Grantsville, Utah (Grantsville HS), Fr., LB.

Served a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

David Halterman
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, Sandy, Utah (Alta HS), Fr., WR.

Served in the West Africa Ivory Coast Mission.

Chad Hansen
Deseret News Archives

(seen middle, No. 11) Southern Utah, Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Valley HS/Mt. San Jacinto), Sr., LB.

Served in the Arizona Tucson Mission.

Jake Hardcastle
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Midway, Utah (Wasatch HS), So., OL.

Served in the California San Jose Mission.

Jordan Harper
Associated Press

(left, leaping) Montana, Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS), Fr., TE.

Served in Los Angeles.

Helam Heimuli
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Woods Cross, Utah (Bountiful HS), Fr., TE.

Served in Atlanta, Ga.

Matt Holley
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Las Vegas, (Centennial HS), Jr., OLB.

Served in Mexico.

Jace Holliday
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Blanding, Utah (San Juan HS), Fr., RB.

Served a mission in Denver.

Shawn Honeycutt
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Eastman, Ga. (Dodge County HS), Fr., QB.

Served a mission in Roseville, Calif.

Landon Horne
Riley Jensen

Snow College, Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS), Fr., TE.

Served in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Trevor Iosefa
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, Ewa Beach, Hawaii (Punahou HS), Fr., DL.

Served in the Canada Vancouver Mission.

Crosby Jensen
Riley Jensen

Snow College, Salt Lake City, Utah (Cottonwood HS), Fr., QB.

Served in Baton Rouge, La.

Kimble Jensen
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, Layton, Utah (Layton HS), Fr., DB.

Served a mission in the Dominican Republic.

Stephen Jensen
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest HS), Jr., OL.

Served a mission in Las Vegas.

Matt Jenson
Butler Athletics

Butler, Green Bay, Wis. (Southwest HS), Sr., TE.

Served in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mitch Jessop
Deseret News Archives

Southern Utah, Providence, Utah (Mountain Crest HS), Jr., WR.

Served a mission in Costa Rica.

Jake Kahawaii
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Laie, Hawaii (Golden West CC), Jr., TE.

Served in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission.

Josh Kariya
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS), Fr., LB.

Served in Bulgaria.

Jeff Kidd
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Salem, Ore. (Redley HS), So., QB.

Served in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Chase Larson
Riley Jensen

Snow College, Springville, Utah (Springville HS), Fr., OL.

Served in New York.

Jager Lee
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Phoenix (Mt. Ridge HS), Fr., TE.

Served a mission in San Francisco.

Andrew Lessing
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Fredericksburg, Pa. (No. Lebanon HS), Fr., DT.

Served a mission in Salta, Argentina.

Jordan Loo
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, St. George, Utah (Pine View HS), Sr., TE.

Served in the Portugal Lisbon Mission.

Bryan Lorenzen
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS), Fr., WR.

Served a mission in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Kyle Maddux
Cal Poly Athletics

(No. 33) Cal Poly, Camarillo, Calif. (St. Bonaventure HS), Sr., LB.

Served in Paraguay.

Madison Mangum
KPVI.com

Idaho State, Boise, Idaho (Timberline HS/BYU), So., WR.

Served in San Antonio, Texas.

Dustin Martin
Deseret News Archives

(right, missing his helmet) Weber State, Liberty, Utah (Weber HS), Jr., DE.

Served in the Mexico Tijuana Mission.

Griff McNabb
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Pocatello, Idaho (Highland HS/Utah), Sr., WR.

Served a mission in Colombia.

Halem Medina
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, Ahahola, Hawaii (Kapaa HS), Fr., OL.

Served in the Idaho Pocatello Mission.

Sam Mellor
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Colfax, Wash. (Colfax HS), So., DT.

Served a mission in Resistencia, Argentina.

Brad Meyer
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Boise, Idaho (Capital HS), Sr., OL.

Served a mission in Baton Rouge, La.

Michael Meyers
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, St. George, Utah (Dixie HS), Fr., K.

Served in the Missouri Independence Mission.

Kalama Molisi
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, Salt Lake City, Utah (Skyline HS), Fr., RB.

Served in New Zealand Auckland Mission.

Tyler Mysyk
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Calgary, AB (Centennial HS), So., OL.

Served in the London England South Mission.

Benjamin Neff
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Rexburg, Idaho (Madison HS), So., WR.

Served a mission in Montreal, Canada.

Shane Oliverson
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Hyde Park, Utah (Preston HS), So., OL.

Served in the Argentina Buenos Aires Mission.

Jacob Palmer
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Highland, Utah (LonePeak HS), Sr., FS.

Served in the Baltic Mission.

Easton Pedersen
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS), Jr., WR.

Served a mission in Houston, Texas.

Tannon Pedersen
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS), Fr., QB.

Served in Spain.

Remick Rappleye
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Afton, Wyo. (Star Valley HS), Jr., OL.

Served in the Italy Rome Mission.

Cody Raymond
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Sandy, Utah (Jordan HS/BYU), So., WR.

Served in New York City.

Robert Robbins
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Glendale, Ariz. (O'Conner HS), Jr., LB.

Served a mission in Louisville, Ky.

Frank Sanft
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Ha’alaufuli, Tonga (Liahona HS/Snow College), So., FB.

Served in Wellington, New Zealand.

Riley Sessions
prpreps.com

Idaho State, Salmon, Idaho, (Salmon HS), Fr., QB.

Served in San Antonio, Texas.

Mike Sharp
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, St. George, Utah (Dixie HS), Fr., QB.

Served in Mississippi.

Mike Tagliaferri
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Las Vegas, Nev. (Centennial HS), Sr., RB.

Served a mission in Costa Rica.

Levi Te’o
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Laie, Hawaii (Timpview HS), Fr., RB.

Served in Toronto, Canada.

Matt Tiedermann
Snow College Athletics

Snow College, South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS), Fr., OL.

Served in the Samoa Apia Mission.

Junior Toala
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Burien, Wash. (Highline HS), Fr., WR.

Served in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Eldon Tuiasosopo
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Pago Pago, American Samoa (Tafuna HS), Jr., LB.

Served in the Utah Ogden Mission.

Justin Turner
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Layton, Utah (Layton HS), So., OL.

Served in the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission.

Spencer Unga
Weber State Athletics

Weber State, Ogden, Utah (Bonneville HS), Fr., LB.

Served in Morristown, N.J.

Naia Ursua
SUU Athletics

Southern Utah, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Kealakehe HS), So., WR.

Served in Mexico.

Jared Watts
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Fairview, Utah (North Sanpete HS), Fr., RB.

Served mission in Villahermosa, Mexico.

Randon Willard
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Santa Clara, Utah (Snow Canyon HS), Jr., WR.

Served in the Florida Jacksonville Mission.

Colin Wilson
Dixie State Athletics

Dixie State, Frisco, Texas, (Frisco Centennial HS), Jr., OL.

Served in the Oregon Eugene Mission.

Rex Winslow
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Ventura, Calif. (Buena HS), Fr., QB.

Served a mission in Lyon, France.

Tod Workman
SVU Athletics

Southern Virginia, Nutrioso, Ariz. (Queen Creek HS), Jr., RB.

Served a mission in Houston, Texas.