Issiah Magalei
Defensive Tackle 98
285 lbs.
Wheat Ridge, 
Last School
Wheat Ridge High School
Roster Years


Born 10/16/75 in Aurora, Colo.,...parents are Kaleo and an Eagle scout...older brother is BYU player Shane...younger brother Zach signed a letter of intent with the Cougars in February, 1997...married Mandy Coy in February, 1994 and they have sons, Ishaad and Samuel, and a daughter, Maleya...recruited by Miami, Colorado, Nebraska, Hawai`i, Stanford, Washington, and Arizona St.,...majoring in management.

Before BYU

Prepped at Wheat Ridge High...lettered three times in football and basketball and twice in track and volleyball...all-state selection as a senior...two-time all-conference in football and basketball...Jefferson County Player of the Year and All-American in football...MVP in basketball...helped team to four state championships...coached by Ed Stevens (CSU).

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 1995

Suited up against Wyoming.

Sophmore Year 1996

Saw backup action.

Junior Year 1997

Senior Year 1998

Had three tackles against Fresno State, including a tackle for a loss of 11 yards...had a solo tackle and a pass deflection vs. San Jose State...racked up three tackles and a QB hurry vs. the Aztecs...blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt by UTEP in the second quarter of that game to keep the Miners from claiming the lead heading into halftime.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 1994

Medical Redshirt Year 1994