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Cougar Kickoff Countdown 94 days: Chris Smith & JonRyheem Peoples

Day 94 brings us a double whammy. A blast from the past and a glimpse of things to come.

Chris Smith and JonRyheem Peoples played on opposite sides of the ball, and they certainly did not play together, but these two players share the number 94. Chris Smith played tight end for the Cougars from 1988-1990 and became another great BYU tight end. He was a consensus All-America player his junior and senior years, and was also the first BYU player to find his name on every All-America list in a single season. As a senior, Smith set the NCAA record for tight end receiving yards at 1,156.

More than 20 years later comes JonRyheem Peoples, a defensive lineman who redshirted last season. Listed at 6-4 and 339 pounds, Peoples is a big boy. He came to BYU as a 3-star recruit and was sought after by Oregon St., Utah, and Utah St. Although he has yet to crack the two-deep depth chart, Cougar fans should keep his name in mind for future seasons.