As the brother of former BYU quarterback Stephen Covey, Britain Covey has quite a few ties to BYU. That's why many were surprised when Britain chose to play for the Utah Utes not the Cougars in the 2015 season.
After a very successful first year as a starting receiver and the team's top punt returner, Covey earned Pro Football Focus Freshman All-America honors and Pac-12 return specialist honorable mention honors in his first year of play.
But, he's suspending all of that to serve a mission. On January 20, Covey announced over Twitter that he will serve his mission in the Chile Rancagua Mission.
After the announcement, congratulations and well wishes started rolling in from both sides of the rivalry. Even BYU's current quarterback, Tanner Mangum chimed in, having served in the same country. I guess there's nothing quite like serving for your faith to help bring people together. Check it out!
— #UtesOwnUtah (@t_neil14) January 21, 2016