Hobbs Nyberg: WR/PR #23, Class of 2018

Hobbs Nyberg is a 5-foot-11 190-pound wide receiver and return specialist for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the Class of 2018.

BYU summary: In two seasons at BYU (roster years 2020 and 2021), Nyberg has played in 24 games and has returned 33 punts for 279 yards (8.45 avg), and one kickoff for 14 yards (BYUcougars.com).  He also plays on the BYU baseball team.

  • 2022 (Sophomore).
  • 2021 (Freshman). Played in 13 games, returned 23 punts for 221 yards (9.6 avg). Had one 14 yard kickoff return. Named to PFN All-Independent second-team.
  • 2020 (COVID Freshman). Played in 11 games, returning 11 punts for 60 yards.

High School. Nyberg prepped at Dixie High School (St. George, Utah), where as a senior he had 106 carries for 925 yards and nine touchdowns, caught 62 passes for 1036 yards and 15 touchdowns, and also completed two passes for 45 yards and a score (MaxPreps).  Nyberg also returned eight kickoffs for 202 yards (25.3 avg) and 10 punts for 153 yards (15.3 avg).  He was named the Region 9 MVP.

Nyberg starred on the baseball team and also wrestled for Dixie.  In baseball he batted .489, had 60 RBIs, and was the 4A MVP after leading Dixie to back-to-back state titles.

Recruitment. Nyberg was recruited to BYU as a baseball player and gave up his scholarship to go out for football as a walk-on.  In the 2019 season he played in 24 games, with a .219 batting average, a triple and two doubles. He played in 11 games for the Cougs in 2020, batting .269 with two RBIs and a triple.

Personal. Nyberg’s father Brent played football at BYU (1989-90) and his mother ran track at Weber State. Brother, Chunner, was on BYU’s baseball team from 2010-2014.

Social Media. Follow and support Nyberg on Twitter at @Hobbsnyberg9.

Resources: BYU Player Profile, MaxPreps Stats

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