BYU Football released its depth chart Monday, and there are a few changes from last week’s. Wide Receiver saw the greatest shakeup, as all three spots have new starters.
After a TD grab versus McNeese State, Talon Shumway leapfrogged captain Micah Simon at one of the outside receiver spots. Shumway has 2 catches for 28 yards and a TD this season; last season, he finished with 25 receptions for 257 yards.
At the other outside receiver spot, Gunner Romney jumped from number three last week all the way to the starter this week. Sophomore Neil Pau’u and freshman Dax Milne are listed behind him. The 4-star true freshman has apparently impressed coaches after being limited in fall camp with a hamstring injury. Since missing the opener, Romney has 5 catches for 62 yards on the season.
At the slot receiver, Aleva Hifo is listed as the sole starter after being listed as the co-starter with Dylan Collie during the first 4 games. Hifo has emerged as BYU’s top playmaker in the passing game and the fly sweep, and was praised by OC Jeff Grimes as one of BYU’s best players during Monday’s Coordinators’ Corner show.
In other roster news, Senior CB Beau Tanner is no longer on the offical team roster. Tanner started the season as the starting slot cornerback on the depth chart, but has not appeared in any games this season. Coaches have not addressed Tanner’s absence on the roster.
The entire depth chart can be viewed below: