After controlling both sides of the line of scrimmage in the win over Arizona, BYU’s defensive line will add another piece this week.
Oregon transfer Wayne Tei-Kirby, who sat out last season due to transfer rules and missed Fall Camp, announced on twitter that he will be joining the BYU football team today. His addition likely coincides with the beginning of BYU’s Fall Semester tomorrow.
Excite for my brothers to go to war tonight. More excited to join them Monday. Let’s get it brother Brigham! #GoCougs https://t.co/4qq0gLfdhJ— The Lonely Ranger (@wayne_kirby64) September 1, 2018
The defensive tackle played in 9 games for Oregon as a true freshman in 2016, and really started to come on strong late in the season. He totaled 11 tackles and 2 pass breakups for the season, had a big fumble recovery in Oregon’s late-season road win over Utah.
Kirby will be a redshirt sophomore this season and will look to add depth in the interior of BYU’s defensive line. Kirby may not see a ton of snaps right away, but he could get more reps as the season goes on and he familiarizes himself with the defense.
At 6’3” 315 pounds, Kirby is an imposing presence and is one of the biggest guys on the team. If Kirby is in football-playing shape and acclimates quickly, he will be a nice piece to have in the interior of the defensive line next to Khyiris Tonga and company.