JD Falslev
Wide Receiver 12
175 lbs.
Last School
Sky View High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

JD Falslev came to BYU as an All-State return specialist from Sky View High School in Utah. He played in a total of 50 games including eight starts while earning letterman honors all four years. He totaled 933 receiving yards, 856 punt return yards and 484 kickoff return yards as a Cougar. As a senior he led the team in punt returns and helped BYU to a No. 11 national ranking in kickoff returns. The same season Falslev was also the Cougars' third-leading receiver and logged a career-long 27-yard reception against Middle Tennessee. In 2011 Falslev tied for 29th nationally in punt return average at 10 yards per return and maintained an average of 9.1 or higher all four years of his career. He was named to the 2013 Paul Hornung Award watch list and received several All-Independent honors throughout his career. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Son of Dave and Kaye Dawn
  • Also recruited by Utah State and Snow College
  • Exercise and wellness major

Before BYU

  • Played at Sky View HS for Craig Ahnder
  • All-state return specialist
  • Also lettered in basketball and baseball.
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2010

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw time in all 13 games
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Took over punt return duties midway through the season, totaling 136 yards on a team-high 15 returns
  • Also had 162 yards on eight kickoff returns and 17 yards rushing on three carries
  • Had a team season-high punt return of 43 yards against UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl
Sophmore Year 2011

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games and started three
  • Tied for 29th nationally in punt return average at 10.0 yards per return
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a return specialist
  • Returned 22 punts for 220 yards, including a 67-yard return for a touchdown at TCU
  • Caught 31 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns
  • Also returned two kickoffs for 11 yards
  • Returned three punts for 29 yards in season opener at Ole Miss
  • Totaled five receptions for 80 yards at Hawai'i
  • Caught touchdown passes at Oregon State and vs. New Mexico State
  • Returned three punts for 44 yards and had two receptions for 31 yards vs. Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl
Junior Year 2012

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in all 13 games and started two
  • Named to the FBS All-Independent Team and Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a return specialist
  • BYU's second leading receiver with 37 receptions, 274 yards and two touchdowns
  • Also totaled 109 rushing yards on 18 carries
  • Did damage on returns with 11 kick returns for 286 yards and 26 punt returns for 247 yards
  • Had five receptions for 55 yards in season opener vs. Washington State
  • Logged four punt returns for 70 yards vs. Weber State along with a 53-yard rush
  • Recorded four receptions vs. Utah State including the only touchdown of the game in a 6-3 victory for the Cougars
  • In first game as primary kick returner vs. Georgia Tech posted three returns for 129 yards, including returns of 44, 43 and 42 yards
  • Totaled career-best 187 all-purpose yards vs. New Mexico State with 68 receiving yards, 51 kick returns yards and 68 punt return yards
Senior Year 2013

  • On the Paul Hornung Award Watch List
  • Preseason All-Independent First Team (College Sports Madness)
  • Caught the first touchdown pass of the season at Virginia 
  • Tallied 47 receiving yards on three catches and added 84 punt return yards (including a high of 58) against Utah
  • Returned six punts for 107 yards, including a 71-yard TD return in win over Middle Tennessee
  • College Football Performance Award Hon. Mention Punt Returner of the Week (9/28)
  • Totaled 69 yards on six receptions vs Georgia Tech

  • Earned first team All-Independent honors (as a punt returner) by College Sports Madness for the third consecutive year 

  • Received FBS All-Independent Team Honorable Mention as a punt returner

  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a punt returner

  • Played in 11 games (hand injury) and started three

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2009

  • Member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year 2009

  • Member of the scout team