Devin Mahina
Tight End 84
251 lbs.
Last School
Upland High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Devin Mahina came to BYU as the No. 11 tight end in the nation from Upland High School in California. As a four-time letterman, Mahina played in a total of 44 games and started in 12. He finished his career with 46 receptions for 554 yards (12 yard average) and five touchdowns. Mahina caught a career-long 41-yard reception during the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl against Memphis. As a senior, he was sixth on the team in receiving yards. Mahina also received national recognition and several All-Independent honors during his career, and was invited to play in two postseason all-star games. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the Washington Redskins in 2015


  • Son of the late BSC and Lisa
  • Married to wife Lindsay
  • Served an LDS mission to Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Speaks Malagasy
  • Majoring in communications
  • Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, USC, Washington State, Washington, Utah, Utah State, UTEP and Arizona State.

Before BYU

  • Credited with 19 receptions for 373 yards, averaging 19.6 yards per reception
  • Had four touchdowns during his senior season
  • Had a season-high 151 yards receiving in Upland's 40-23 win over Claremont
  • Defensively, credited with 36 tackles, including 21 solos and 15 assisted takedowns
  • Averaged 4.0 tackles per game
  • Credited with six sacks on the season
  • Also credited with a blocked field goal and a blocked punt
  • Credited with two safeties
  • An all-CIF performer
  • 11th-ranked tight end by


  • Antananarivo
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2010

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 12 games, starting five
  • Had 11 receptions for 118 yards
  • Season-best game came at Utah, catching two passes for 32 yards
  • Had two catches for 20 yards vs. UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl
Sophmore Year 2012

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in nine games
  • Caught eight passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns
  • Had a 12-yard touchdown reception vs. Hawai'i
  • Caught two passes for 24 yards and one touchdown vs. No. 10 Oregon State
  • Had a career-long 38-yard reception in Poinsettia Bowl vs. San Diego State
Junior Year 2013

  • Caught two passes for 17 yards in win over Georgia Tech
  • Notched career highs in recpetions (4) and yards (40) vs Bosie State
  • Played in 10 games and started one
Senior Year 2014

  • Recorded a career-best 244 receiving yards and 20 receptions in 2014 to finish his career with 46 receptions for 554 yards and five touchdowns 
  • Invited and played in 2015 NFLPA Bowl (2 catches, 20 yards) postseason all-star game 
  • Invited to the prestigious 2015 Senior Bowl postseason all-star game
  • Received 2014 FBS All-Independent Team honorable mention
  • Caught three touchdown passes and had at least one receptions in 11 of 13 game
  • Totaled a career-high 54 receiving yards on two receptions the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl, including a career-long 41-yard reception
  • Registered 40 yards on four catches to equal a career high for receptions in the win over Middle Tennessee
  • Selected as the CFPA National Tight End of the Week 10/13 after scoring two touchdowns with 46 receiving yards on four catches in BYU’s overtime defeat at UCF in Orlando
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2011

  • Redshirt due to neck injury and surgery
Medical Redshirt Year 2011