Byron Frisch
Defensive Line 93
265 lbs.
Last School
Bonita Vista High School
Roster Years


Born in Roseville, Calif. ... Parents are Randy Frisch and Jan Draper ... Started playing football as a fourth-grader in Texas ... Married to the former Kimberly Baltes in April, 1996 ... The couple has a son, Colton and a daughter, Chloe ... Recruited by UCLA, Texas, Arizona State and San Diego State ... Majoring in geography.

Before BYU

Team defensive player of the year as a sophomore at Bonita Vista High ...Team MVP and league defensive player of the year as a senior ... All-league as a sophomore and senior ... All-CIF ... Lettered four times in football and once in wrestling ... Led team to a pair of championships ... Coached by Carl Parrick (SDSU).


Year    UT   AT   TFL   FR  FC  PI  PD  BK  Hur  Sck   Totl
1996    20   20   5.5    1   1   -   -   -    5    3  104.5
1997    29   28     8    2   3   -   -   -   15    9  189.0
1998    52   18    13    1   1   -   -   -   14    5  172.0
Total  101   66  26.5    4   5   0   0   0   34   17  465.5
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 1996

Suffered a fractured dislocation of his ankle in the first series of spring football game ... Coaches' lineman of the game vs. Washington, SMU, and Rice ... Recovered a fumble vs. SMU ... Caused a fumble at Tulsa ... Had 5.5 tackles and a sack vs. Rice ... Had five tackles and a sack vs. Utah.

Sophmore Year 1997

Second team All-Western Athletic Conference ... Selected by the coaches as the outstanding defensive lineman for the season ... Led team with nine sacks ... Named coaches' defensive lineman of the game vs. Washington, Arizona St., Rice, and Tulsa ... Recovered a blocked field goal vs. Washington ... Had seven tackles, two sacks, and caused a fumble vs. Arizona State ... Produced four tackles, three hurries, and a sack vs. Utah State ... Had five tackles, including a tackle for a loss, caused and recovered a fumble at Rice ... Recorded five tackles, a tackle for a loss, and two sacks at UTEP ... Had six tackles, a tackle for a loss, a hurry and a sack vs. Tulsa ... Had 10 tackles and a hurry at New Mexico ... Had seven unassisted tackles, four assisted tackles, two tackles for losses, two hurries and a quarterback sack vs. Utah.

Junior Year 1998

Started all 14 games for the Cougars at right end ... Named All-WAC second team ... Helped guide the BYU defense to a top ranking in the WAC in both rushing and total defense ... Ranked fourth on the BYU roster with 70 total tackles, including a career-high 52 unassisted and 18 assisted tackles ... Recorded a career-high 13 tackles for a loss, totaling 69 yards ... Registered 14 hurries and five sacks for a loss of 33 yards ... Scored 172 total defensive points ... Scored the Cougars' first touchdown of the season on a 39-yard fumble recovery (at Alabama) ... Recorded a safety vs. New Mexico, giving the Cougars a 19-14 lead midway through the third quarter ... Selected by the coaches as the top defensive lineman for his performances against Alabama, Washington, Fresno State and New Mexico.

Senior Year 1999

Team captain...led the team in both sacks and tackles-for-loss...coaches' defensive lineman of the game for Washington, Utah State and UNLV games...season-high12 tackles at Utah State, where he also hurried the QB a season-high five times.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 1995

Medical Redshirt Year 1995