Eric Takenaka
Defensive Back 33
210 lbs.
Salt Lake City, 
Last School
Snow Junior College
Roster Years

Career Summary

  • Played in 23 career games, starting in two
  • Posted 19 tackles (2016)
  • Notched his first career interception against SUU (2016)


  • Parents are Lori and Jeff
  • Enjoys snowboarding and hiking

Before BYU

  • In 2014 at Snow College, was named to the All-Western States Football League Defensive First Team and All-WSFL Special Teams Second Team
  • Helped the Badgers achieve an 8-2 record and No. 8 national ranking.
  • Named the NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Week in Week 3 and finished second nationally with eight interceptions while leading the nation in kickoff return average at 44.1 yards per return
  • Also returned his interceptions for an average of 30 yards each, including a 100-yard return for touchdown, and was used offensively on special plays where he carried the ball four times for 21 yards and pulled in six passes for 56 yards, finishing second on the Snow squad with 55 tackles
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2015

  • Had a season-high three tackles against Nebraska and Fresno State
  • Lettered as a junior
  • Played in 10 games and started one
Senior Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games and started at safety vs. West Virginia
  • Posted 19 tackles
  • Forced fumbles against Southern Utah and UMass
  • Notched his first career interception against SUU
  • First fumble recovery against UMass
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year