Bernard, who had 83 tackles last year, will sit out this year.
New Zealand native Jonny Linehan is looking forward to his final year as the punter for the BYU football team.
The Cougars have 23 players returning with starting experience in the backfield, and the trio of Warner, Pau’u and Bernard are set to lead the charge.
Coach Kalani Sitake announced the team captains for the 2017 season, as voted by the players.
BYU football’s Squally Canada has had more than his fair share of trials these past few months but is using those trials as motivation for success this football season.
The offense will look to the tight ends more this season and re-establish the position while the wide receivers will look to flourish under Tanner Mangum.