Josh Ferrin

Some missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have taken some time off from football in order to go away and serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for two years. Here's a list of college football players who are currently serving a mission. This list doesn't include every missionary in the FBS. Readers who notice missionaries missing from the list can email bbullock@desnews.com with any additional information.

Isaac Asiata
Rivals.com

College: Utah

Position: Offensive Line

Last school: Spanish Fork HS

Mission: Tulsa Oklahoma

Start date: Aug. 2012

 

DJ Doman
Tom Smart, Deseret News

No. 84, DJ Doman is currently serving in the Korea Seoul mission. He left for his mission on Feb. 9, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Wide Receiver

Hometown: Lindon, UT

 

Daniel Wray
Deseret News

College: Utah State

Position: Quarterback

Last school: West HS

Mission: Toronto, Canada

 

Tanner Mangum
Eagle High School

Tanner Mangum will go to the Chile Antofagasta Mission starting in Dec. 2012.

College: BYU

 

Nua Poteki
Essdras M. Suarez, Globe Staff

College: Utah

Position: Offensive Tackle

Last school: Brighton HS

Mission: Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

Zane Mendenhall
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

No. 21, Zane Mendenhall brings down a ball carrier with the help of his teammate.

Mendenhall is currently serving in the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission. He went on his mission on Jan. 12, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Running Back

Hometown: Alpine, UT

 

Moses Kaumatule
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Moses Kaumatule, no. 56, will go to the California Oakland/San Francisco Mission on Sept. 26, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

 

DJ Nelson
Hjnews.com

College: Utah State

Position: Quarterback

Last school: Logan HS

 

Tanner Curtis
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Tanner Curtis went to the Chile Concepcion Mission on Jan. 4, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Gavin Fowler
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

No. 16, Gavin Fowler makes a tackle during practice at BYU. He went to the California Long Beach Mission on May 23, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Defensive Back

Hometown: Kaysville, UT

 

J.J. Hyde
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Quarterback

Last school: Vallivue HS

 

Levi Gifford
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

No. 40, Levi Gifford brings down the ball carrier with the help of his teammates. Gifford has been serving in the Texas Houston East Mission since Jan. 26, 2011.

College: BYU

 

McCoy Hill
Ravell Call, Deseret News

McCoy Hill is brought down by a defender as he scrambled for yardage. Hill began serving in the Texas McAllen Mission on May 9, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Steven Richards
Tom Smart, Deseret News

No. 33, Steven Richards tries to pump his legs for more yardage as he gets tackled. He has been serving in the New York New York North Mission since June 13, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Ului Lapuaho
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Ului Lapuaho helps bring down Skyline's quarterback with the help of his teammates. Lapuaho left for the Australia Sydney Mission on Jan. 18, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Jake Jackson
JAMIE SCOTT LYTLE, nctimes.com

College: Utah

Position: LB, TE

Last school: La Costa Canyon HS

Mission: San Antonio, TX

Jackson, No. 4, tries to sack the quarterback before he can throw a pass.

 

Phil Hinson
Lennie Mahler, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Wide Receiver

Last school: Snow College

Mission: Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Tuni Kanuch
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Tuni Kanuch gets stiff-armed as he tries to bring down a runner. Kanuch is currently serving a mission in California San Diego. He embarked upon his mission on Dec. 29, 2010.

College: BYU

 

Chris Copier
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Chris Copier tries to bring in a catch against two defenders. He's currently serving in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission and has been since April 5, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Kyle Duke
David Argyle via maxpreps.com

College: Utah

Position: Kicker

Last school: Brighton HS

 

David Cusick
Tom Smart, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Offensive Line

Last school: Bingham HS

Mission: Vina Del Mar, Chile

No. 5 Cusick and his teammates try to make a tackle against Alta.

 

AJ Moore
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

AJ Moore is currently serving in the New York New York South Mission. He went on his mission on Jan. 12, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Running Back

Hometown: Murrieta, CA

 

Garrett Juergens
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Garrett Juergens gets gang-tackled by the BYU defense during a team scrimmage in practice. He went to the Peru Chiclayo Mission on Aug. 3, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Troy Hinds
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

No. 44, Troy Hinds celebrates a touchdown in a high school game. He went to the Mississippi Jackson Mission on July 18, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Eric Berntson
Mormon.org

College: Utah State

Position: Defensive End

Last school: Sky View HS

Mission: San Antonio, TX

 

Harvey Langi
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Running back

Last school: Bingham HS

Mission: Tampa, FLA

Year left: 2012

 

Zach Newman
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Zach Newman brings down the ball carrier with the help of his teammate. Newman started serving in the Chile Antofagasta Mission on May 30, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: Alpine, UT

 

Bryan Sampson
Jaren Wilkey, BYU

Bryan Sampson went to the Chile Santiago North Mission on June 29, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Tight End

Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT

 

Daniel Kessler
Louis Lopez, maxpreps.com

College: Utah

Position: Quarterback

Last school: Claremont HS

 

Graham Rowley
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Graham Rowley brings down Idaho State's quarterback in Provo. Rowley started serving in the Illinois Chicago Mission on Jan. 25, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: Waialua, HI

 

Chris Sciarretta
Michael Brandy, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Linebacker

Last school: New Canaan HS

Mission: Milan, Italy

Start date: 2011

 

Austin Heder
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Austin Heder tackles the ball carrier by grabbing onto his leg. Heder went to the Canada Montreal Mission on Jan. 25, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Running Back

Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT

 

Rickey Shumway
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

No. 20, Rickey Shumway tries to breakup a pass. He's currently serving in the Chile Concepcion Mission. He embarked upon his mission on Sept. 12, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Matt Sumsion
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

In a high school game, Matt Sumison goes for a big gain. Sumison has been serving in the Mississippi Jackson Mission since Nov. 9, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Creed Richardson
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Creed Richardson goes through drills in BYU's first day of spring training. Richardson has been serving in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission since May 30, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Joey Owens
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Joey Owens runs as his face mask is grabbed by a defender in a high school football game. Owens began serving in the Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission on Dec. 8, 2010.

College: BYU

 

Travis Tuiloma
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Travis Tuiloma celebrates after sacking University of Central Florida's quarterback. He's currently serving in the Samoa Apia Mission and has been since Jan. 25, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: Topeka, KS

 

Jordan Hicks
Maxpreps.com

College: Utah State

Position: Offensive Line

Last school: Bingham HS

 

Matthew Relei
Screenshot from maxpreps.com

Matthew Relei has been serving in the Chile Antofagasta Mission since Sept. 8, 2010.

College: BYU

 

Colby Jorgensen
Mike Terry, Deseret News

BYU's Colby Jorgensen catches a pass in practice. He's been serving in the Canada Calgary Mission since May 9, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Tight End

Hometown: Provo, UT

 

Marcus Case
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Marcus Case gets tackled as he carries the ball in a high school football game. Case began his missionary service on Sept. 14, 2011 in the California San Fernando Mission.

College: BYU

 

Sae Tautu
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Sae Tautu and his teammate bring a runner to the ground high school football game. Tautu went to the Washington Tacoma Mission on July 13, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: Alpine, UT

 

Manu Mulitalo
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

No. 66, Manu Mulitalo takes a break with his teammates during practice. He went to the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission on June 6, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: West Valley City, UT

 

Kesni Tausinga
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Kesni Tausinga holds up a trophy awarded to his high school football team for finishing the season ranked as the 27th best football team in the nation.

Tausinga went to the Fiji Suva Mission on Nove. 9, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Baker Pritchard
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Baker Pritchard battles an opposing player for a pass in a high school football game. He has been serving in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission since March 8, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

 

Jordan Brown
Tom Smart, Deseret News

No. 11, Jordan Brown, went to the Chile Santiago North Mission on Dec. 1, 2010.

College: BYU

 

Jordan Black
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Jordan Black takes a break during practice at BYU. He's been serving in the California Fresno Mission since Jan. 29, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: Draper, UT

 

Algernon Brown
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Algernon Brown stiff arms his opponent to try and gain some extra yards. Brown is currently serving in the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission and has been since June 22, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Running Back

Hometown: Magna, UT

 

Brett Adamson
Screenshot from truebluecougars.com

No. 23, Brett Adamson jumps to catch a pass in his high school football game. Adamson has been serving in the Iowa Des Moines Mission since Aug. 31, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Austin Lee
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Cornerback

Last school: Alta HS

Mission: Tulsa, Oklahoma

No. 6, Austin Lee intercepts a pass in front of Bingham's Josh Smith.

 

Phillip Amone
Amone family

Philip Amone has been serving in the Chile Osorno Mission since Aug. 1, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Tanner Balderree
Brent Wojahn, The Oregonian

Tanner Balderree began serving in the England Leeds Mission on Jan. 18, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Pasoni Tasini
Mauinews.com

College: Utah

Position: Defensive End

Last school: Baldwin HS


 

Dallas Doane
Berecruited.com

Dallas Doane is currently serving in the Philippines Bacolod Mission. His mission began on June 27, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Corey Edwards
recruit-match.ncsasports.org

He's been serving in the Taiwan Taichung Mission since July 5, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Clark Gardner
Screenshot of mormon.org

Clark Gardner has been serving in the California Carlsbad Mission since Dec. 21, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Matt Gulbrandsen
Screenshot from varsity.evtrib.com

Matt Gulbrandsen has been serving in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission since Dec. 2010.

College: BYU

 

Derek Tuimauga
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Offensive Tackle

Last school: Brighton HS

Tuimauga, No. 71 blocks a defender in a high school football game.

 

Colby Hansen
BYUcougars.com

Colby Hansen celebrates after a big run during a scrimmage. He's been serving in the Chile Concepcion South Mission since July 11, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Running Back

Hometown: Clarkston, WA

 

Brad Heap
Screenshot of coachesaid.com

Quarterback Brad Heap hands the ball off to a running back during high school play. Heap was called to the Thailand Bangkok Mission and has been serving there since May 18, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Quarterback

Hometown: Meza, AZ

 

Matthew Jensen
BYUcougars.com

Matthew Jensen was called to the Paraguay Asuncion Mission and began his missionary service there June 5, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Defensive Tackle

Hometown: Canadensis, PA

 

Grant Jones
Screenshot from totalbluesports.com

An opponent tries to bring down Grant Jones after a big gain. Jones is serving in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. His mission began June 6, 2012.

College: BYU

Position: Tight End

Hometown: Concord, CA

 

Corbin Kaufusi
Screenshot from totalbluesports.com

On May 16, 2012, Corbin Kaufusi began serving in the Korea Seoul Mission.

College: BYU

 

Sefa Tanoai
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Tight End

Last school: Pleasant Grove HS

Mission: Charleston, WVA

No. 45 Tanoai fights for more yardage against Provo High School.

 

Dallin McEwen
EUGENE GARCIA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Dallin McEwen congratulates his teammate after a touchdown. McEwen started serving in the New York New York South Mission on Jan. 12, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Hunter Moore
North County Times

On Jan. 11, 2012, Hunter Moore started serving in the Ohio Columbus Mission.

College: BYU

Position: Quarterback

 

Ben Lemon
Tom Smart, Deseret News

College: Utah

Position: Linebacker

Last school: Bountiful HS

Mission: San Antonio, TX

 

Luke Nelson
Screenshot of lukeincambodia.blogspot.com

Luke Nelson is currently serving in the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission. He went on his mission March 30, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Va’a Niumatalolo
Screenshot from totalbluesports.com

Va’a Niumatalolo gets tackled during practice. He's been serving in the Utah St. George Mission since April 18, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Adam Pulsipher
Combines.underarmour.com

Adam Pulsipher started serving in the Chile Rancagua Mission Jan. 4, 2012.

College: BYU

 

Jimmy Ralph
Cougarcenter.net

Jimmy Ralph, no. 20, gets tackled during a high school football game. He started serving in the Chile Osorno Mission Nov. 16, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Brian Rawlinson
Deepshadesofblue.com

His missionary service began on Sept. 14, 2011 when he entered the New Zealand Auckland Mission.

College: BYU

 

Devon Smith
BYUcougars.com

Devon Smith is currently waiting to receive his mission call.

College: BYU

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

 

Josh Weeks
The Arizona Republic

Josh Weeks hasn't gone on a mission yet as he's waiting for his mission call.

College: BYU

 

Peter Welsh
Screenshot from totalbluesports.com

No. 38, Peter Welsh is currently serving in the Argentina Rosario Mission. His mission began Oct. 19, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

 

Jordan Robles

College: Utah

Position: Defensive End

Last school: Salem Hills HS

 

Cole Jones
BYUcougars.com

Cole Jones went to the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission on Jan. 12, 2011.

College: BYU

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: Centerville, UT

 

Vaha Vainuku
East High School

College: Utah

Position: Defensive tackle

Last school: East HS


 

Tyler Bell
Screenshot from utahutes.cstv.com

College: Utah

Position: Tight End

Last school: Fountain Valley HS

 

Toloa’i Ho Ching
Screenshot from totalbluesports.com

Toloa’i Ho Ching takes a runner to the ground in a high school football matchup. He's been serving in the Florida Orlando Mission since Jan. 5, 2011.

College: BYU

 

Tanner Larsen
Screenshot from utahutes.cstv.com

College: Utah

Position: Linebacker

Last school: Lone Peak HS

Mission: Richmond, VA

 

Darrian Mendivil
Screenshot from utahutes.cstv.com

College: Utah

Position: Defensive End

Last school: Pleasant Grove HS

 

Mitchell Juergens
Austin Wright

Mitchell and Garrett Juegens pose for a picture after a BYU football game.

College: BYU

Mission: Mexico City, Mexico

Braeden Loveless
Utahphotojournalism.com

College: Utah State

Position: Punter/Kicker

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Mission: Peru, Lima West

Year left: 2011

Brandon Taukeiaho
Gothighlightssports.com

College: Utah State

Position: Offensive Line

Last school: Bingham HS

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