Squally Canada
Running Back 22
210 lbs.
Last School
Washington State
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Redshirted due to injury at Washington State and sat out the 2015 regular season at BYU due to transfer rules
  • Averaged 8.8 yards per carry to total 1,916 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading Milpitas High School to the CIF Central Coast Section Title with an 11-2 record as a senior
  • All-San Jose Mercury News First Team and All-Metro League (San Francisco Bay Area) Second Team
  • Offensive MVP of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League DeAnza Division
  • ESPN.com rated him a four-star recruit and the No. 32 running back in the nation
  • Totaled 3,367 yards and 37 touchdowns during his high school career


  • Parents are Stacy and Byron
  • Coached in high school by Kelly King
  • Pre-communications major
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Sat out the 2015 regular season due to transfer rules
  • Played in the Las Vegas Bowl after becoming eligible following the conclusion of the fall semester
  • Season high rushing yards of 118 at No. 6 Wisconsin on only 11 attempts as well as a season long rush of 46 yards
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in 13 games, starting two
  • Third on the team in rushing with 74 carries, 315 yards and two touchdowns
  • Averaged 4.3 yards per carry
  • Also had three receptions
  • Career-best 21 attempts and 88 yards against Boise State
  • Rushed for 50 yards on just six carries at Michigan State
  • Scored touchdowns against Toledo and Cincinnati
Junior Year 2017

  • Played in 11 games, starting three
  • BYU's leading rusher with 120 carries, 710 yards and six touchdowns
  • Leading scorer on the team (non-kicker) with 36 points
  • Rushed for 213 yards at UNLV – No. 10 among all BYU rushers in a single game
  • Had 113 yards and two touchdowns in the first half at Hawaii, including 99 yards in the first quarter before an injury
  • Averaged more than 115 rushing yards per game over the final four games
Senior Year 2018

  • Played in nine games, starting six
  • Fifth on the team in all-purpose yards at 452 all-purpose yards, including 412 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards
  • Totaled five touchdown on the season
  • Career-best three rushing touchdowns in one game at Arizona
  • Recorded career-high 29 receiving yards with career-long reception of 15 yards at Arizona
  • Posted season-high 118 rushing yards on 11 attempts with a long of 46 yards and two rushing touchdowns at then No. 6 Wisconsin
  • 2018 Doak Walker watch list nominee
  • Deseret News feature story: BYU's Squally Canada enjoys expressing himself through rap music, hopes to finish college career on a high 
  • Deseret News feature story: Solid upbringing has helped running back Squally Canada thrive at BYU
  • BYU Athletics feature Story: Squally Canada aims to inspire with football and music 
  • BYUtv pregame feature story
  • The Athletic feature story: After overcoming tragedy and personal doubt, Squally Canada is playing for the teammates who were family all along
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year