Dayan Ghanwoloku
Defensive Back 5
200 lbs.
Last School
Northridge High School
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Four-star prospect by Scout
  • Ranked as the 50th cornerback prospect in the nation and 7th-overall prospect in Utah
  • A Salt Lake Tribune 5A All-State Second Team and Deseret News 5A All-State First Team selection
  • Named Deseret News 5A Region 1 All-Region Co-Offensive MVP
  • As a senior he averaged 164.4 rush/receiving yards per game and 41.5 yards per kickoff return
  • Only allowed four completions as a shutdown corner and blocked eight kicks in 2014
  • Also recruited by Utah, Oregon, Nevada, UNLV, Utah State and Oregon State


  • Native of Liberia, Africa
  • Parents both attended BYU-Hawaii

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games at started eight at corner
  • No. 14 nationally in interception return yards with 113
  • Tied for No. 3 on the team with three picks
  • Posted a 50-yard pick-six against Boise State
  • Had 48 tackles, including 33 solo stops
  • Also 2.0 tackles for loss
  • Added four pass breakups
  • Recovered a fumble against Utah
  • Notched a career-high nine total tackles against Toledo along with his first career interception, which he returned for 49 yards
Sophmore Year 2017

  • Started all 13 games at cornerback
  • Totaled 58 tackles and 37 solo stops
  • Returned two interceptions for 105 yards
  • Added six pass breakups
  • Posted a tackle for loss against Boise State
  • Had at least five tackles in six games
Junior Year 2018

  • Played and started 10 games 
  • Fifth on the team in total tackles with 39 including 31 solo stops
  • Scored two touchdowns during the season, one on defense and one on offense
  • Totaled four fumble recoveries on the season ranking at No. 5 at BYU with five in his career
  • Totaled two pass breakup on the season (Hawai'i and No. 17 Utah)
  • Had two fumble recovery against Cal and returned one for his second career touchdown
  • Season-high seven tackles against Cal including five solo stops
  • Career-high two tackles for loss against Northern Illinois
  • Season-high six solo tackles and second career forced fumble against New Mexico State
  • Scored first offensive touchdown with a 1-yard rush against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Senior Year 2019

  • Started 12 games at both safety and corner
  • Named to the Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
  • Second on the team in total tackles with 62
  • Tied for team lead with 2.0 sacks and had two interceptions and three pass breakups
  • Posted 4.5 tackles for loss
  • Had a career-best nine tackles against USC and had the game-winning interception
  • Posted six tackles and a sack against Boise State
  • Forced and recovered a fumble at UMass
  • Scored a touchdown on offense in the scrum package against USC
  • Four-time Defensive Player of the Week (Utah, Boise State, UMass, SDSU)
  • Deep Blue - Dayan Ghanwoloku (BYUtv Segment)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2015

Medical Redshirt Year 2015