JJ Nwigwe
Defensive Line 88
260 lbs.
Last School
Rockwall-Heath High School
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Helped team to 10-3 record, 6-1 in district, while reaching the third round of regional playoffs
  • District 12-5A First Team Offense All-District
  • Blocked for Rockwall-Heath offense that featured a thousand-yard running back
  • Coached by Mickey Moss
  • Recruited by SMU, Colorado, New Mexico State, Nevada, Kansas, Cal, Navy, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin and UNC.
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Took a few snaps offensive snaps for the first time in his career against Wagner
  • Played in three games
  • Lettered as a freshman
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in 12 games
  • Part of special teams units on punts and field goals
  • Helped BYU special teams punt unit rank No. 6 in opponent punt return average (2.53 yards)
  • Posted one tackle
Junior Year 2017

  • Played in 13 games, starting four
  • Had one reception for 12 yards 
Senior Year 2019

  • Played in all 13 games, starting seven on the defensive line
  • Started at both end and nose tackle
  • Had 21 total tackles, including 12 solo stops
  • Tied for the team lead with two sacks
  • Had four tackles for loss
  • Recorded an interception against UMass
  • Forced a fumble at Utah State
  • Had quarterback hurries against Liberty and Idaho State
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • Played in four games, starting one
Medical Redshirt Year