Zayne Anderson
Linebacker Defensive Back 23
210 lbs.
Stansbury Park, 
Last School
Stansbury Park High School
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Three-star recruit by 247Sports, and Scout
  • Deseret News 3AA North All-Region First Team
  • Played running back and safety at Stansbury High School and also ran track
  • Helped Stansbury High School to the first round of the 3AA Utah state playoffs with a 9-2 record, 6-0 in region
  • Through 27 varsity games, he registered 147 total tackles with 114 solo along with six interceptions and one sack
  • Offensively he carried the ball 59 times for 442 yards and nine touchdowns
  • Has size and speed to play a number of positions and has been compared to former BYU safety Daniel Sorensen
  • An All-State Second Team selection by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a senior
  • Also All-Tribune by the Salt Lake Tribune in 2014
  • All-Region selection for his 53 tackles and four interceptions defensively as a sophomore in 2012
  • Dealt with injuries as a senior, only playing in seven games
  • Coached by Clint Christiansen
  • Also recruited by Utah State.
  • First in state for track in the 4x100m, 100m, 200m, and medley relay

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Recorded three tackles while playing mostly on special teams
  • Suffered a season-ending injury
  • Played in eight games
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Posted 11 tackles, including six solo, mostly coming on special teams cover units
  • Helped BYU special teams to rank No. 6 in opponent punt returns and No. 19 in opponent kickoff returns
  • Had his first career fumble recovery at Boise State
Junior Year 2017

  • Played in 12 games, starting all 12 at safety
  • Totaled 61 tackles, including 41 solo stops
  • Had two interceptions (Portland State, at UNLV)
  • Forced three fumbles and recovered one
  • Added two pass breakups
  • Had a season-high nine tackles three times (Utah State, Mississippi State and East Carolina)
Senior Year 2020

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2019

  • Named a team captain
  • Started and played in four games before a season-ending injury
  • Totaled 36 tackles including 23 solo stops during the season
  • Had his first TFL against Cal for two yards
  • Posted career-high 12 tackles including a career-high nine solo stops against Cal
  • Recorded an interception at No. 6 Wisconsin and returned it 12 yards
Medical Redshirt Year 2019

  • Played in two games, starting one before injury
  • Had seven tackles against Utah including 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup
  • Had three tackles at Tennessee
  • Special Teams Player of the Week at Tennessee