Mitch Payne
Kicker 38
213 lbs.
North Ogden, 
Last School
Weber High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Mitch Payne came to BYU as a first-team all-state selection from Weber High School. Payne saw action in all 52 games of his career and lettered all four seasons. As the Cougars' primary field goal and PAT kicker, he set a conference and BYU record of 334 kicking points and 193 PATs. He was also credited with 47 total field goals and a career-long 49-yard field goal as a junior. Payne received several national and conference awards for his performance both on the field and in the classroom. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Parents are Gordon and Mary Payne
  • Younger brother of former BYU punter/kicker Matt Payne
  • Served a Church mission in Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Recruited by Air Force, Stanford, Arizona, Utah and Washington State
  • Married to wife Alex

Before BYU

  • A Salt Lake Tribune first-team All-State selection
  • Deseret News first-team All-State 5A selection
  • Two-time Special Teams Player of the Year at Weber HS
  • Set school record with 11 field goals made as a senior
  • Connected on field goals of 53 and 54 yards as a senior
  • Averaged 41.6 yards per punt and never missed an extra-point attempt (39-for-39)
  • Received the Scholar Leader Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
  • Earned academic all-state honors in football, basketball and soccer


Year     Opponent      PAT  FG
2010 vs. Washington    1-1  22-yard
2010 vs. Washington         29-yard
2010 at  Air Force     2-2
2010 at  Florida St.   1-1  28-yard
2010 vs. Nevada        1-1  27-yard
2010 vs. Nevada             29-yard
2010 at  Utah St.      2-3  23-yard
2010 vs. San Diego St. 3-3  29-yard
2010 at  TCU           0-0  27-yard
2010 vs. Wyoming       2-2  42-yard
2009 vs. Oklahoma      2-2
2009 at  Tulane        6-7  31-yard
2009 at  Tulane             20-yard
2009 vs. Florida St.   4-4
2009 vs. Colorado St.  6-6
2009 vs. Utah St.      5-5
2009 at  UNLV          8-8  28-yard
2009 at  San Diego St. 5-5  44-yard
2009 vs. TCU           1-1
2009 at  Wyoming       7-7  36-yard
2009 at  New Mexico    3-3  42-yard
2009 vs. Air Force     5-5  49-yard
2009 vs. Utah          2-2  28-yard
2009 vs. Utah               37-yard
2009 vs. Oregon St.    5-6  28-yard
2008 vs. No. Iowa      5-6
2008 at  Washington    4-4
2008 vs. UCLA          8-8  24-yard
2008 vs. Wyoming       5-6
2008 at  Utah St.      3-3  45-yard
2008 vs. New Mexico    2-2
2008 at  TCU           1-1
2008 vs. UNLV          4-4  26-yard
2008 vs. UNLV               39-yard
2008 at  Colorado St.  6-6  30-yard
2008 vs. San Diego St. 5-5  34-yard
2008 at  Air Force     5-5  46-yard
2008 at  Utah          3-3  40-yard
2008 vs. Arizona       3-3
2007 at  Arizona       1-2
2007 at  UCLA          2-2  27-yard
2007 at  Tulsa         1-1
2007 vs. Air Force     4-4  42-yard
2007 at  New Mexico    4-4  22-yard
2007 at  UNLV          3-3  27-yard
2007 vs. E. Washington 6-6
2007 vs. Colorado St.  5-5
2007 vs. TCU           3-3  33-yard
2007 vs. TCU                29-yard
2007 at  Wyoming       5-5
2007 vs. Utah          0-0  22-yard
2007 vs. Utah               23-yard
2007 vs. Utah               35-yard
2007 at  San Diego St. 6-7
2007 vs. UCLA          2-2  29-yard 

   Career Scoring: 334 points
   Career Kicking Points: 334
   Career PATs Converted: 193
   Career PATs Attempted: 201
   PATs Converted in a Bowl Game: 7 (2010)
   PATs Attempted in a Bowl Game: 7 (2010)
   PATs Converted in a Game: 8 at UNLV (2009)
   Career Kicking Points: 334
   Career PATs Converted: 193
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2007

  • Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Converted 43-of-45 point-after attempts
  • Scored a total of 73 points on the season, including 43 PAT's and 10 field goals
  • Made 10-of-14 field goals, including a season-long of 42 yards against Air Force
  • Averaged 60.7 yards per kickoff
Sophmore Year 2008

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games as BYU's primary field goal and PAT kicker
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Converted 54-of-56 point-after attempts
  • Made 10-of-14 field goal attempts
  • Finished third on the team, scoring 84 points on the season
  • Converted on a season-long 46-yard field goal
Junior Year 2009

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • MWC Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Saw action in all 13 games as BYU's primary field goal and PAT kicker
  • Converted 59-of-61 point-after attempts
  • Made 10-of-14 field goal attempts
  • Finished first on the team, scoring 89 points on the season
  • Became the MWC career PATs made leader with 156 at the conclusion of the 2009 season, surpassing his brother Matt Payne's 150 career PATs made
  • Converted a career-long 49-yard field goal against Air Force
  • Set a new MWC record for most PATs made in a game with eight against UNLV
  • Six PATs in the bowl game against Oregon State set a new BYU bowl record, while the five he converted tied the previous record
Senior Year 2010

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played and scored in all 13 games
  • Ends career as BYU career leader in PAT conversions, PAT attempts, and scoring
  • ESPN Academic All-District VIII
  • All-MWC honorable mention
  • Phil Steele All-MWC Third Team
  • 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy and 2010 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Kicked two field goals and a PAT vs. Washington
  • Went 2-for-2 on PATs at Air Force
  • Had a field goal and a PAT at Florida State
  • Kicked two field goals and a PAT vs. Nevada
  • Kicked a field goal and a PAT at Utah State
  • Had three PATs and a field goal vs. SDSU
  • Scored BYU's only points on a 27-yard field goal at #4 TCU
  • Had two PATs and a field goal vs. Wyoming
  • Converted first 23 field goals of his career inside the 30 before getting blocked on an attempt against the Cowboys
  • Set BYU all-time record for most PAT attempts vs. UNLV, converting 7-of-7 on the day, adding a season-high 48-yard field goal and a 25-yard field goal
  • Team flag bearer at Colorado State
  • Kicked 7-for-7 PATs vs. CSU to earn MWC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Against New Mexico, passed brother Matt to become MWC kicking points career leader, converting four PATs and two field goals
  • Had a season-high three field goals at Utah of 43, 37 and 42 yards, adding one PAT
  • Kicked one field goal and 7-of-7 PATs for the third time on the year in the New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP, the last of which made him the all-time BYU scoring leader with 334 career points
  • Seven PATs made and attempted are BYU bowl and New Mexico Bowl records
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2006

Medical Redshirt Year 2006