JJ Di Luigi
Running Back 10
185 lbs.
Canyon Country, 
Last School
Canyon High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are John and Meribeth Di Luigi
  • Born in Tarzana, California
  • Mmajoring in leisure services management
  • Recruited by Wyoming, Colorado State, Colorado, UCLA, Washington State, Oregon State, Boise State, Washington and California

Before BYU

  • Under the direction of head coach Harry Welch, helped lead Canyon HS to the California State Championship with a 27-13 victory over De La Salle
  • Named the CIF Division I State Championship MVP after racking up 138 yards on 21 carries
  • Named the Foothill League Player of the Year
  • Named The Signal-All Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year as a junior and senior
  • Earned CIF Southern Section Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors as a junior and senior
  • Named to several high school All-America teams
  • Named the Old Spice/Red Zone California Player of the Year
  • Was named a first-team All-State running back by The Los Angeles Daily News and The Los Angeles Times
  • Rushed for 2,159 yards on 266 carries as a senior
  • Averaged 154.2 yards per game
  • Scored 34 touchdowns on the season
  • Had 29 receptions for 390 yards and four touchdown receptions
  • Ran for a season-high 282 yards in the Cougars' 49-32 win over Chaminade
  • Ran for over 200 yards three different times during the season
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008

Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in 11 games ... contributor on special teams ... totaled three tackles on the season ... gained 48 rushing yards on 13 carries, averaging 3.7 yards per carry ... ran for a season-high 34 yards against UCLA.

Sophmore Year 2009

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... saw action in all 13 games ... totaled 248 yards on 45 carries and three touchdowns ... recorded a career-long 38 yard run at UNLV ... ran for a career-high 71 yards in the Tulane game ... recorded two rushing touchdowns against the Green Wave ... caught 22 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns ... averaged 12.3 yards per catch ... recorded a career-high 94 yards receiving against Wyoming ... caught two touchdowns against the Cowboys ... had a long pass of 44 yards in that game ... recorded 11 kick returns for 264 yards, averaging 24 yards per return ... had a long return of 38 yards against Utah State.

Junior Year 2010

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... Second Team All-MWC and Phil Steele Second Team All-MWC ... played all 13 games, starting in 10 ... led the team in all rushing categories, touchdowns, all-purpose yards and receptions and was second in total offense ... 1,422 all-purpose yards ranks 16th all-time in a season at BYU ... rushed for 917 yards on 178 carries for a 70.5 ypg average with eight touchdowns ... also caught a team-high 45 passes for 443 yards and one touchdown ... had three kickoff returns for 62 yards ... scored at least one touchdown in nine games ... set career highs of 134 yards and 22 carries in a win vs. San Diego State ... rushed for 103 yards on seven carries at Air Force ... had over 100 all-purpose yards in nine games, including 163 at AFA ... had a career-high 94 yards and two touchdowns receiving vs. Wyoming

Senior Year 2011

Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List ... earned letterman honors as a senior ... led team in rushing yards and second in all-purpose yards ... caught at least one pass and had at least one rushing attempt every game ... rushed for 584 yards on 116 carriers and 3 touchdowns ... also caught 27 passes for 274 yards ... had 56 ruyshing yards and 32 receiving yards at Ole Miss ... scored BYU's first rushing touchdown of the season vs. UCF ... recorded 99 all-purpose yards vs. Idaho State ... had 11 carries for 69 yards vs. TCU to go along with one reception for 25 yards ... season-high 106 all-purpose yards vs. New Mexico State with 75 rushing and 31 receiving yards

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2007

Redshirted the 2007 season as a true freshman due to a foot injury.

Medical Redshirt Year 2007

Redshirted the 2007 season as a true freshman due to a foot injury.