Austin Kafentzis
Defensive Back 24
200 lbs.
Last School
Arizona Western College
Roster Years


  • Parents are Juliene and Kyle
  • Father, his four uncles and three cousins all played football at Hawai’i
  • Father also played professionally for the Chicago Bears

Before BYU

  • Started collegiate career at Wisconsin and Nevada before transferring to Arizona Western
  • Helped Arizona Western to a 2016 region championship
  • Prepped at Jordan HS
  • A four-star high school recruit by
  • Received Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a sophomore and senior
  • Wrapped up his high school career holding 13 records in the state of Utah including passing yards (13,079), rushing yards (6,942) and touchdowns (115)
  • First high school football player in the United States to hold state records in both passing yards and rushing yards
  • A four-time all-state selection
  • Helped lead Jordan HS to the Class 5A State Championship as a sophomore in 2012
  • Also recruited by Boise State, Oregon State, Utah, Colorado, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Texas A&M, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida State, Florida, Baylor, Alabama and Hawaii

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 2017

  • Played in 10 games, starting one
  • Rushed for 227 yards on 41 carries
  • Scored a touchdown at UNLV
  • Ran BYU's wildcat offense
Junior Year 2018

  • Played in 12 games
  • Tallied first career tackle against then No. 6 Wisconsin
  • Played under center on trick plays against then No. 17 Utah and Western Michigan both plays resulted in touchdowns
  • 2018 Paul Hornung Award watch list
Senior Year 2019

  • Played in all 13 games with three starts at outside linebacker
  • Posted 16 total tackles with one sack
  • Forced one fumble at Utah State
  • Had two pass breakups against Hawai'i
  • On offense, posted two carries in the scrum formation, including a two-yard carry against Boise State to seal the Cougars' victory on fourth down
  • Deep Blue - Austin Kafentzis (BYUtv segment)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year