Nick Kurtz
Wide Receiver 5
215 lbs.
El Cajon, 
Last School
Grossmont College
Roster Years

Career Summary

  • Played in 26 games, starting 12
  • Led BYU in receptions (49) and receiving yards (541) in 2016
  • Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (2016)
  • Named to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Independent Second Team (2015)
  • Named Comeback Player of the Year at annual Y-awards (2015-16)


  • Son of Scott and Idma Kurtz
  • Has an older brother
  • Business major

Before BYU

  • Four-star JC prospect, No. 4 receiver and No. 22 overall JC player in the country according to
  • Attended Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif., prior to two seasons at Grossmont College
  • Composite rating of No. 6 JC receiver and No. 8 overall recruit out of California by
  • Produced 1,301 yards and 18 touchdowns for Grossmont’s passing attack the past two seasons
  • Recorded six multi-touchdown games, including two three-TD outings, while totaling more than 100 yards on four occasions, including a single-game high of 174 yards
  • Averaged nearly 15 yards per catch while amassing 87 receptions overall
  • Consistent performer, totaling 10 scoring receptions as a freshman and added eight more during his sophomore campaign in 2013
  • Contributed 67.1 receiving yards per game as a sophomore in 2013 to ranked No. 6 in the Southern California Football Association’s Southern Conference
  • Ranked No. 3 in 2012 with a 77.4 yards-per-game average
  • Named first team all-conference both seasons at Grossmont
  • Coached at Grossmont by Mike Jordan
  • Had more than a dozen offers from programs including USC, Oregon and LSU
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2015

  • First career reception was a 53-yarder in the first quarter against Nebraska
  • Against the Cornhuskers, finished the game as BYU’s leading receiver with five receptions for 123 yards
  • Recorded his first two touchdown catches of his collegiate career along with a career-high six receptions against Cincinnati
  • Caught four passes for 56 yards and one touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl against Utah
  • Finished the season No. 3 on the team with 39 receptions and 578 yards to go along with three TDs and a 14.8-yard average per catch
  • Played in 13 games and started two
  • Lettered as a junior
  • Named to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Named 2015-16 Comeback Player of the Year at annual Y Awards
Senior Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games with 10 starts
  • Led BYU in receptions (49) and receiving yards (541)
  • Caught touchdowns against UCLA and Southern Utah
  • Had a reception in 12 of 13 games and at least two catches in 11 games
  • Season-best 83 receiving yards against UCLA
  • Season-long 39-yard reception against Wyoming
  • Named to 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2014

Medical Redshirt Year 2014