Matt Hadley
Running Back Linebacker 2
210 lbs.
Last School
Connell High School
Roster Years
2012 | 2015-2018


  • Parents are Alan and Kathryn Hadley
  • Wife's name is Chloe
  • Brother is former BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley
  • One of eight children

Before BYU

  • Rushed for 2,516 yards and state-record 47 touchdowns as a junior at Connell High School while also scoring three more touchdowns on defense and special teams
  • Finished high school career with 6,881 rushing yards and scored a state-record 746 points
  • Had 168 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including scoring runs of 70 and 40 yards, in state title game as a senior
  • Won two 1A state titles (2009, 2011)
  • 1A Player of the Year (2009, 2010)
  • Played running back and defensive back
  • Had 2,162 rushing yards as a senior and was coached by Zach Fife


  • Salvador South , Brazil
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2012

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in seven games
  • Recorded seven tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss
  • Posted season-best four tackles vs. Hawai'i
Sophmore Year 2015

  • Had seven total tackles and two tackles for loss against East Carolina
  • Notched 17 total tackles on the season with two tackles for loss and two pass breakups
  • Played in 11 games and started two
  • Earned letterman honors
Junior Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games as a defensive back and on special teams cover units and returned kicks
  • Totaled 25 tackles, including 15 solo stops
  • Posted seven kick returns for 195 yards, leading the team with a 27.9 kick return average
  • Career-high kick return of 41 yards against West Virginia
Senior Year 2018

  • Played in 11 games, starting six
  • Played both running back and linebacker during the season 
  • Second on the team in all-purpose yards with 555 and third in rushing yards with 383 while also contributing 102 receiving yards
  • Returned four kicks for 70 yards
  • Second on the team in scoring (non-kicker) with six touchdowns on the season
  • Totaled seven tackles including six solo stops
  • Returned three punts for 54 yards with a long of 19 yards
  • Tallied first three rushing attempts against McNeese State for 23 yards
  • Recorded career-high two touchdowns twice against New Mexico State and then No. 17 Utah
  • Recorded a career long reception of 59 yards at Boise State
  • Recorded career high of 69 rushing yards on 11 attempts at UMass
  • Recorded a career long rush of 40 yards against New Mexico State
  • Recorded a career high of 21 rushing attempts at the No. 17 Utah for 64 yards
  • Between the LYnes web chat in Spanish with Brayden El-Bakri at Media Day 
  • BYU Athletics feature story: Hard work leads Hadley from the farm to the field
  • BYUtv pregame feature story
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2017

Medical Redshirt Year 2017

  • Played in five games before season-ending injury