Joe Critchlow is a 6-foot-4 210 pound quarterback from Franklin, Tennessee who flipped his Pre LDS mission commitment from SUU to BYU.
— BYU Football (@BYUfootball) February 1, 2017
Critchlow prepped at Franklin High School, where he had 32 consecutive games with a touchdown pass (every game as a sophomore, junior, and senior). As a senior he completed 176 of 265 passes for 2317 yards and 25 touchdowns, and was named the District 11-AAA offensive player of the year and 2nd team Mid-State. He was named All-District 11-AAA both his junior and senior seasons. Over his career he was 415-683 passing for 5703 yards and 68 touchdowns, with a QB rating of 108.5. He was also awarded the Admiral William P. Lawrence Award, given to the top high school football scholar-athlete in Middle Tennessee based on scholarship, sportsmanship, and value to team. He also was a three-year basketball starter for Franklin and graduated with a 4.3 GPA, 31 ACT, and an Eagle Scout.
Critchlow was rated 2-stars by Scout and Rivals, and was not rated by ESPN. He held scholarship offers from Alabama Birmingham, Mercer, Southern Utah, Tennessee-Martin, and Vanderbilt (who rescinded their offer after his mission plans were known). He was also recruited by Memphis, Southern Miss, and Western Kentucky. Critchlow committed to Southern Utah pre-mission but signed a national letter of intent with BYU on February 1, 2017. He will be available to play for the 2017 season.
|Hometown:||Franklin, Tennessee||High School:||Franklin|
|Class:||2017||HT/WT:||6’4”, 210 lbs.|
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- Franklin scholar-athlete lets his faith lead the way – Angela Folds, The Tennessean, July 4, 2015
- Franklin’s Critchlow is co-winner of the Top High School Football Scholar-Athlete – Herald Sports, The Williamson Herald, June 17, 2015
- Southern Utah Football: Thunderbirds sign Tennessee QB – Steve Luhm, The Salt Lake Tribune, February 4, 2015
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