Preston Rex
Safety 17
193 lbs.
San Clemente, 
Last School
San Clemente High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • 2022 marks first year with program
  • Signed with BYU as part of 2020 recruiting class


  • Major: Economics
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints in Osorno, Chile and McAllen, Texas (2020-22)
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Parents are Byron and Amy
  • Father, Byron, was an All-American tight end and two-time All-WAC selection at BYU
  • Brother, Isaac, currently plays tight end at BYU
  • Enjoys basketball and surfing, also plays the piano

Before BYU

  • Played at San Clemente High School under coach Jaime Ortiz
  • Team won California state championship his freshman year in 2016
  • A consensus three-star prospect by Scout, 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN 
  • Selected to play in Aiga All Star Game in Los Angeles his senior year
  • A two-time All-South Coast League performer at both Wide Receiver and Safety
  • All-CIF Sothern Section performer as Safety in 2019 season
  • A two-time Varsity Track star in 100, 200, and 4x100 at San Clemente High School
  • Named Athlete of the Year at San Clemente High School
  • Named National Polynesian Education Academic Award Winner
  • Graduated with Honors at San Clemente High School
  • National Football Foundation Athletic and Academic Award Winner
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Army, Navy, Air Force, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Rice, Utah State, Hawaii, San Jose State
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2023

Sophmore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Played in two games

Medical Redshirt Year