Well done, BYU.
Among the many things announced at BYU football media day Friday, the school announced the addition of a new jersey patch for the 2017 season.
It’s a vintage silhouette of LaVell Edwards and the word LAVELL, honoring the late BYU legend who died in December.
The Cougs will honor the legacy of LaVell Edwards with a special patch on the uniforms throughout 2017.#BYUMediaDay #BYUFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/JGvGxGJl9D— BYU Football (@BYUfootball) June 23, 2017
BYU will honor the legacy of LaVell Edwards with a special patch on the @BYUfootball uniforms throughout 2017. #RepTheY #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/2W2elOGQEw— Duff Tittle (@dufftittle) June 23, 2017
Tune into @byutvsports and watch @kalanifsitake on the State of the Program.#BYUFOOTBALL #BYUMediaDay pic.twitter.com/RDrFC2ZoTI— BYU Football (@BYUfootball) June 23, 2017
Edwards turned BYU football from a mediocre program to a national mainstay, winning a national championship and 19 conference titles in his 29 seasons as head coach. He is the 7th winningest coach in FBS history with 257 wins, and revolutionized football with his passing scheme.
His coaching tree includes 11 current or former collegiate and professional head coaches. He coached six All-American quarterbacks, and his offenses led the nation in total yards five times, and scoring offense three times. He had a former player on every Super Bowl champion from 1980 to 1992. After his retirement in 2000, BYU named the football stadium after him.
It’s a fitting tribute to his passing and I look forward to seeing BYU represent his name directly throughout the season.