Gabe Summers: DL #98, Class of 2016

Gabe Summers is a 6-foot-2 295-pound defensive lineman for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the Class of 2016.

BYU summary: In three seasons at BYU, Summers has played in 31 games (starting 12), and has recorded 47 tackles (24 solo), with five quarterback hurries, five tackles for loss, and two sacks (

  • 2022 (Junior).
  • 2021 (Sophomore). Played in all 13 games, starting 10. Had 24 tackles (12 solo), and three quarterback hurries
  • 2020 (COVID Sophomore). Played in all 12 games with two starts. Had 15 tackles (seven solo), three tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, and two sacks.
  • 2019 (Freshman). Played in six games and had eight tackles with one tackle for loss.
  • 2018 (Redshirt). Did not play.
  • 2016-17 (LDS mission). Dallas, Texas.

High School. Summers prepped at Westlake (Saratoga Springs, Utah), where he played on the offensive and defensive lines.  As a junior he recorded 53 tackles (31 solo) with 17 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a recovery, and seven sacks (MaxPreps). He was named to the All-State teams in 2014 and 2015.

Recruitment. Summers was not rated, and was recruited by Southern Utah, Utah State, and Weber State. He joined BYU as a walk-on in 2018.

Social Media. Follow and support Summers on Instagram at @gabe.summers.56 and on LinkedIn.

Personal.  Gabe’s father Hyrum Summers played defensive end and was teammates with BYU head coach Kalani Sitake in the late 1990s.

Resources: BYU Athlete profile, MaxPreps Stats, BYU Insider Interview

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