BYU commit Jackson Bowers broke a record set by former NFL tight end

BYU tight end commit Jackson Bowers, a senior at Mountain View High in Arizona, broke his high school’s record for career catches by a tight end, passing former NFL Pro Bow tight end Todd Heap.

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The immediate future of BYU’s tight end position has questions with the news about junior Dallin Holker planning to transfer.

The future at tight end, though, continues to look bright with the program’s top commit in its 2023 recruiting class, Jackson Bowers.

The four-star prospect out of Arizona had another solid game last week in Mountain View’s 34-29 loss to Desert Mountain and broke a school record previously set by a former NFL Pro Bowl tight end.

PSA: Jackson Bowers is hard to tackle #VXLive

— Zach Alvira (@ZachAlvira) September 16, 2022

Bowers caught six passes for 44 yards in the game, and his fifth catch moved him past Todd Heap for the most career catches by a tight end in Mountain View history, according to Zach Alvira of The East Valley Tribune.

Heap had 87 in his prep career in the late 1990s, per Alvira.

“Right now, in the moment, I don’t really know. I’ll probably get home tonight and it will really sink in,” Bowers told Alvira of breaking the record. “But this is something …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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