Mike Rigell
Wide Receiver 8
184 lbs.
Last School
Lakes High School
Roster Years


Born in Tacoma, Washington...parents are Yvette Rigell and Mike James...recruited by Washington St., Oregon St., Washington, Idaho St., Texas and Colorado St.,...plans to major in business or communications.

Before BYU

Lettered three times in football, basketball and baseball at Lakes High...won Academic Athlete Award in 1996...Associated Press all-state wide receiver in 1995...honorable mention All-American by USA Today in 1995...All-SPSL Conference wide receiver and defensive back in 1994 and 1995...coached by Dick Zatkovich (Washington).


Year     Gms   Rec   Yds   LP   Avg.   TD   KR   Yds   TD   PR   Yds
1998     13    18    331   52   18.4   5    23   617   1    -    -
2000     12    21    220   36   18.3   3    9    143   0    29   195
Totals   25    39    551   52   18.4   8    32   760   1    29   195
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 1998

Honorable Mention All-WAC selection...named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week versus Hawaii where he had three receptions for 57 yards and two touchdowns including a 96 yard kickoff return...was last player to return a kickoff for a touchdown...played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman...ranked third on team among receivers with 18 receptions for 331 yards...averaged 18.4 yards per reception...scored five touchdowns...led team with 617 yards as a kick returner...averaged 72.5 all purpose yards per game...led team with 67 yards on four catches including a touchdown versus UTEP.

Sophmore Year 1999

Transferred to Montana then to Foothill JC. 

Junior Year 2000

Saw action in all 12 games for the Cougars...recorded 21 receptions for 220 yards, averaging 10.5 yards per game...produced a season-high 53 yards on seven receptions against Virginia...credited with a season-long 36-yard, third-quarter touchdown reception against Utah, giving the Cougars a game-high 16-point lead...averaged 15.9 yards on nine kick returns during the season...recorded 195 yards on 29 punt returns, averaging 6.7 yards per return.

Senior Year 2001

Played in 13-of-13 regular-season games for the Cougars...earned Honorable Mention All-MWC honors...Honorable Mention Media All-MWC...received coaches award for his performance against UNLV...recorded 33 kick returns for a total of 865 yards, averaging 26.2 yards per return...longest kick return of 44 yards (vs. New Mexico)...posted 320 yards on 25 receptions, a 12.8 yard average...recorded three touchdowns on the season...recorded a key fourth-down 42-yard reception in the final minutes against UNLV to set up a Brandon Doman, game-winning touchdown...credited with a season-high 73 yards against Nevada, including a season-long 51-yard reception...scored touchdowns in three straight games, including TDs against Utah State, New Mexico and Air Force.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 1997


Medical Redshirt Year 1997