2019 Fab 40: Zach Wilson


Age 19

City Draper/Provo

This BYU freshman quarterback ran track and played basketball and football as a kid, but football eventually took home the trophy for this student-athlete. As the quarterback for Corner Canyon High School in Draper his senior year, Zach was first team all-state and was runner-up for Utah Mr. Football. In January, the Touchdown Club of Columbus named Zach to its 2019 Players to Watch list. And his most recent personal victory was a practically perfect Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game for the Cougars. Zach set a BYU record by completing 18 of 18 passes, including four touchdowns, as the Cougars drubbed Western Michigan 49-18. The previous record for consecutive completions in a single game was 14, held by both Steve Young and Steve Sarkisian. Zach started the last seven games of the season and finished with 1,578 yards passing and 221 yards rushing.

Super Strength “Mental toughness and the dedication to play sports. Football has given me the qualities of working hard and leadership as well. My whole life I have prepared myself for success, and luckily football has given back to me.”

Heroic “I look up to my parents — especially my dad. We have been close my entire life and all of my success is because of him.”

Save the Day “When I was 4, I remember coming downstairs to my mom screaming because there was a magpie that got into the house. I ran over, grabbed the huge bird with my bare hands and threw it out the door.”

Sidekick “I would always want my mom by my side. She does so much for me even though I am very high maintenance sometimes.”

Secret Identity “People don’t always know about the loving side of me that is actually very emotional and caring. I love babies and sad movies. I am kind of a softy at heart.”



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