Brayden El-Bakri
Running Back 35
245 lbs.
Salt Lake City, 
Last School
Brighton High School
Roster Years
2012 | 2015-2018


  • Wife's name is EsDee
  • Majoring in Entrepreneurship

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Brighton High School
  • In his junior season, he had 204 yards rushing, one touchdown reception, 80 total tackles and one interception
  • Named to the Deseret News 5A all-state second team as a defensive back
  • As a senior he ran for 566 yards and seven touchdowns, had 10 receptions for 118 yards and recorded 79 total tackles
  • Named to the Deseret News 5A all-state second team as a linebacker
  • Also played baseball and lacrosse for Brighton


  • Montevideo West , Uruguay
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Played in four games
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in 12 games as the primary fullback
  • Blocked for run game that averaged over 200 yards per game
  • Scored first career touchdown and first of BYU's 2016 season against Arizona on a 1-yard run
  • Notched a career high in receiving yards with 69 against SUU, along with a career-long 27-yard catch
Junior Year 2017

  • Played in all 13 games, starting seven at fullback
  • Finished with nine receptions, 80 yards and one touchdown
  • Had 17 carries for 67 yards and one touchdown
  • Caught a 26-yard touchdown pass against Utah State
  • Ran for one touchdown against UNLV
  • Career-best 23 yards rushing against Fresno State
  • Received Special Teams MVP, Top Blocker, and Coverage Man of the Year at annual team banquet
Senior Year 2018

  • Played in 11 games, starting one
  • Totaled 55 receiving yards, six rushing yards and two touchdowns on the season
  • Caught a one-yard pass for a touchdown against Cal 
  • Season-long of 21 total receiving yards at Boise State on two receptions with a long of 16 yards
  • Rushed 1-yard for a touchdown against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
  • Between the LYnes web chat in Spanish with Matt Hadley at Media Day 
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year