BYU Football Profile: Brayden El-Bakri (Class of 2012)

El_Bakri_brayden_por1Brayden El-Bakri is a 6’0” 215 pound running back for the BYU football team (Class of 2012). He redshirted prior to an LDS mission (Uruguay, Montevideo West) and is hoping to get some reps as a freshman walk-on for the 2015 season.

El-Bakri prepped at Brighton High School, where as a junior he had 204 yards rushing, one touchdown reception, 80 total tackles, and one interception. He was named to the Deseret News 5A all-state second team as a defensive back.   As a senior he ran for 566 yards and 7 touchdowns, had 10 receptions for 118 yards, and recorded 79 total tackles. He was named to the Deseret News 5A all-state second team as a linebacker. He also played baseball and lacrosse for Brighton.

  GP CAR YDS TD REC YDS TD TKL INT
2009 10 9 34 0 0 0 0 8 0
2010 11 42 204 0 2 13 1 80 1
2011 10 102 566 7 10 118 0 79 0
TOTAL 31 153 804 7 12 131 1 167 1

El-Bakri was not rated by Rivals, Scout, or ESPN. He originally walked-on (2012) as a linebacker but he could play running back as well.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah High School: Brighton
Last Team: Brighton HT/WT: 6’0”, 215 lbs.
Position: Running Back 40 time: 5.4
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