BYU Player Profile – JD Falslev

Editor’s note: There are two profiles this week because I didn’t get Chambers up in time for last week.  This will typically only be a one/week feature.

JD Falslev  #12

Position: WR

Class: Junior

Height: 5-8  Weight: 184

Hometown: Smithfield, UT

JD Falslev has become somewhat of a favorite player of mine.  He works hard and plays hard.  As a freshman, he was primarily used as a return specialist where he had made a name for himself in high school.  Last season he earned more playing time in the H receiver position, more commonly referred to as the “slot” or rather, the guy who will go out and run a quick and clean route, catch the ball, take a shot from a crossing linebacker or defensive back but hang on and get a first down.  I think the biggest reason he came on the radar (at least for this Cougar fan) is because he stepped in and excelled at the position all Cougar fans were expecting to be huge in the form of a disappointing McKay Jacobson.  Though what may have really put him on your radar was one of two punts – the muffed punt against Utah State that forced Riley Nelson’s miracle drive for that win or the punt return for the touchdown against TCU.  I really expect big things from JD in the punt return game as well as more drive-saving catches over the middle from the slot this season.

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