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Countdown to Kickoff (85): Meet Luc Andrada, the RB/WR who will be the fastest player on BYU’s roster

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The football season might seem in the distance but here at Vanquish The Foe, we’re counting down the days until the first game against the Utes. To help ease out way unto the season, we’re going to spend every day exploring a specific question pertaining to BYU football. Some of the questions will focus on important topics (offensive play calling) and others will explore the subjects of a rather...inconsequential nature.

Today we highlight speedster Luc Andrada.

Who is the fastest player on this year’s team? If you haven’t heard of Luc Andrada, it’s understandable. Andrada is a member of the 2019 recruiting class and just graduated high school. Don’t doubt the 18 year old, though — he has some serious wheels.

The reigning Colorado 100-meter high school champion, Andrada consistently blew away the field, culminating in a 10.51 100-meter dash time in the 4A state championship. In case you don’t know, that is FAST. He won every single 100 and 200 meter race he competed in this year. Here’s the video of Andrada’s 10.51 time in the 4A state championship.

Luc ran a laser timed 4.46 last summer at an Arizona State camp, meaning he’s probably right around 4.4 if he ran it today.

Although he’ll likely start out at WR, Andrada was a high school QB. He passed for 3,135 yards and 33 TDs his senior season and added 886 rushing yards and 16 TDs on the ground.

How exactly will BYU utilize Andrada? He is a true freshman and still needs to put on some weight, so expectations should be grounded, but, BYU will have options. They could use him on jet sweeps, bubble screens, go routes, at wildcat, and even at kick returner or punt returner. Fall camp will be an audition of sorts for Andrada as coaches get to see him up close in pads, but chances are that they are already thinking of ways to get the ball in Andrada’s hands for at least a couple touches a game.

BYU doesn’t get burners like Andrada often, so it will be exciting to see how Andrada is utilized and his development over the course of his career.