Fans say the darndest things.
At the beginning of the season, we asked a few BYU football players what the funniest thing a fan has ever told them. Here are nine are-you-serious statements from BYU fans.
Kalani Sitake, BYU head football coach
“Someone called me Benedict Sitake one time. And that made me laugh. I think he was being funny, but it was all in good fun. Most fans are just funny. I have a good time with it.”
Handsome Tanielu, defensive lineman, junior
That I was so handsome just because of my name.”
(Yeah, he says that comment isn’t really original.)
Corbin Kaufusi, defensive lineman, sophomore
“His eyebrows should have their own Twitter account.”
Tanner Mangum, quarterback, sophomore
“’Will you marry me?’ That’s been pretty strong, pretty bold.”
Mangum said the women proposing range overall from little girls to college students.
Kai Nacua, defensive back, senior
“I think there’s a tweet they tweeted where they said they named their dog after me. It was pretty cool.”
While Nacua doesn’t know what type of dog it is, he said, “It doesn’t matter — it will be a beast.”
Jamaal Williams, running back, senior
“Can I have your ankle tape? They really just wanted the ankle tape. The tape that was on my ankles. After the game. When I was taking it off, they asked for it.”
Jonny Linehan, punter, junior
“I think the funniest thing that not just one fan but a whole set of fans did was when we were playing Wagner last year. We didn’t punt, and they started to chant, ‘Put Jonny in.’ I thought it was pretty funny, and I appreciated that.”
Kesni Tausinga, defensive lineman, junior
“One time I tweeted something and I misspelled a word and they told me I needed to get a better ‘edumacation’ at BYU.”
Micah Hannemann, defensive back, junior
“A fan this year got mad at me for being number 7 because Taysom (Hill) is number 7. At one of the FanFests this year, this lady was getting mad at me for like 10 minutes that I stole Taysom’s number. That was pretty funny because I was number 7 last year and then Taysom switched to number 7.”