PROVO, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – After several key players announced they are leaving BYU, the Cougars got some good news Wednesday as wide receiver Gunner Romney announced on Instagram that he is returning to school for his senior season.
Romney posted, “Unfinished business…time to run it back,” on his social media account.
Romney fought through a number of injuries in 2021, but still caught 34 passes for 594 yards and three touchdowns in ten games. In four seasons with the Cougars, Romney has 117 receptions for 1,900 yards and nine touchdowns.
Romney will team up with returnees Puka Nacua and Keanu Hill to give quarterback Jaren Hall plenty of targets to throw to.
Leading rusher Tyler Allgeier announced last week that he is entering the NFL Draft. But the Cougars signed former Cal running back Christopher Brooks as well as Stanford fullback and former Bountiful High star Houston Heimuli from the transfer portal on Wednesday.
Wide receiver Neil Pau’u and offensive lineman James Empey also announced last week that they are leaving BYU to enter the NFL Draft.
BYU wide receiver Chris Jackson also announced Wednesday that he is entering portal for personal reasons.
BYU is coming off an 10-3 season in 2021.