Hinckley Ropati
Running Back 7
215 lbs.
Last School
Cerritos College
Roster Years

Pronunciation: ROH-pah-tee

BYU Highlights

  • Saw his most extended action to date in BYU's 31-28 win over Boise State in 2022, recording three receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown along with five carries for 28 yards


  • Parents are Pologa and Lina Folau Ropati
  • Second of seven children
  • Wife's name is Taylin, married spring 2023
  • Mission: Served mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Philippines
  • Major: Communications 

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Cerritos College and Downey High School
  • At Cerritos rushed for 647 yards on 109 carries with 10 touchdowns during the 2019 season
  • Averaged 5.9 yards per carry during the season
  • Had 19 receptions for 269 yards, averaging 24.5 yards per catch for the Falcons
  • Returned three kickoffs for 26 yards with a long of 11 yards
  • Recorded 190 all-purpose yards with a season-high 95 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the season finale game
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 2021

  • Played in five games.
  • Saw first carries of his BYU career in 59-14 win over Idaho State. 
Junior Year 2022

  • Played in nine games, starting one
  • Recorded 36 carries for 189 yards and a touchdown to go along with six receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown, totaling 286 all-purpose yards
  • New career-high 85 rushing yards in win over Stanford
  • Career-long run of 43 yards on first-career rushing score in BYU's 35-26 win at Stanford
  • New career-highs in carries (16) and rushing yards (43) in 52-26 win over Utah Tech
  • Career-high five carries for 28 yards and three receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in 31-28 win over Boise State.
Senior Year 2023

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2020

  • Ropati vs. Boise

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  • Hinckley Ropati run vs BSU


  • Hinckley Ropati v Stanford

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