The Daily Universe Magazine, November 2021
What are the members of the 1996 BYU football team doing 25 years later?
The 1996 BYU football team was honored at the BYU-ASU game on Sept. 28, but one member was missing: Brad Martin, a casualty of the opioid epidemic.
It wasn’t college football’s first hurdle, but when Chad Lewis hurdled in 1993 he launched a legacy of hurdling at Brigham Young University that continues to this very day.
In 1996, the BYU football team was snubbed from participation in a Bowl Alliance bowl game, instead being invited to the Cotton Bowl. This exclusion led to a threatened lawsuit and Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, eventually bringing change in college football.
The 1996 football squad offers the program a blueprint for future success when BYU joins the Big 12 and beyond.
Women's volleyball player Kenzie Koerber discusses how her faith interacts with athletics and why she chose to transfer to BYU for her final year of eligibility.