Connor Pay
Offensive Line 70
305 lbs.
Last School
Lone Peak HS
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • 2023
    • Enters season with nation's 10th-highest Pro Football Focus grade among returning centers.
    • Named to Rimington Trophy watch list
    • Named to PFF Preseason All-Big 12 Third Team at center
    • Named to Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big 12 Fourth Team 
    • Played in 25 of 26 games over last two seasons
  • 2022
    • Played in and started 12 games at center
    • Named to College Network All-Independent First Team
  • Played in eight games during the 2020 season
  • In 2021 he played in all 13 games, starting 10


  • Major: Entrepreneurial Management 
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington, D.C. (2018-20)
  • Parents are Jeana and Garry
  • Father, Garry, played offensive line at BYU (1986, 89-92)
  • Has two brothers and one sister
  • Plays the drums

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Lone Peak High School
  • Named to Deseret News 6A All-State second team in 2016 and 2017  
  • Helped Lone Peak to back-to-back state runner-up finishes as a sophomore and a junior  
  • Named All-Region in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as academic All-Region
  • Knights had a 34-6 record during his three years on the varsity squad 
  • Also played varsity baseball and basketball 
  • Coached by Bart Brockbank and Mike Mower  
  • Also recruited by Utah State, Utah, UCLA, Oregon and USC
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

  • Played in all 13 games, started 10, as one of 26 players to play in every game.
  • Stepped-in for injured center James Empey to start at center over the final five games. Also started five games at right guard.
  • Led BYU offense to...
    • Scoring 33 points per game.
    • Averaging 452 yards of total offense per game.
    • Converting on 46% of third downs.
    • Scoring on 89% of red zone trips (49 of 55), 75% of which (41) were touchdowns.
    • Allowing just 15 sacks on the season.
Sophmore Year 2022

  • Played in and started 12 games at center
  • Named to College Network All-Independent First Team
  • Rimington Trophy candidate 
  • CSC Academic All-District honoree
Junior Year 2023

  • Named to Pro Football Focus Preseason All-Big 12 Third Team at center
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Freshman 2020

  • Played in eight games
  • Connor Pay Rimington Watchlist

    Connor Pay Rimington Watchlist 2022

  • Connor Pay and Clark Barrington Fall Camp Aug. 8 2022

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  • Connor Pay 2023 Rimington Trophy

    Connor Pay 2023 Rimington Trophy