BYU Football: Quezada became a Cougar by a hair(cut)

by | Sep. 09, 2010

Many highly recruited high school football players pull out a baseball cap to show what college program they have selected.

BYU freshman running back Josh Quezada pulled out a pair of hair clippers to show the Cougars they had made the cut.

“It was the toughest decision I ever had to make in my life,” Quezada said. “But I know I made the right one because I am having a great time.”

Having graduated early from California’s La Habra High School last December so he could enroll at BYU in time for spring football, Quezada didn’t carry the ball in his first college game — but he did score a touchdown, catching a 9-yard scoring pass from Riley Nelson in the back of the end zone, a birthday gift of sorts for his older brother, Jesse, his position coach at La Habra.

Quezada’s parents were also rewarded for making the trip to Provo to see the player known as “Juice” get in his first college game.

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