BYU’s backup quarterback Ammon Olsen is transferring back to Southern Utah University, where he began his college football career in 2009.
Olsen had limited action on the field as Taysom Hill’s backup quarterback in the 2013 season.
Olsen quarterbacked the Thunderbirds before leaving on a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City. Olsen will be returning to SUU alongside former BYU coach Gary Crowton, who was announced to be the school’s offensive coordinator earlier this week.
While at BYU, Olsen is credited with four games and completed one of three passes for four yards and one rush for four yards.
Earlier this year, quarterbacks coach Jason Beck commented that Olsen was a very talented player.
“He feels like he should be the starting quaterback here…so he’s just working hard, vying to get every rep that he can get and for his opportunity to play.”
Olsen’s exit gives a heavier role to quarterbacks Billy Green and Christian Stewart to participate in BYU’s offense next season.