“Super second stringer” Baylor Romney announces departure from BYU football
BYU’s second-year Baylor Romney announced on Instagram Friday that it was “time for (him) to go” from Provo after three seasons as one of the nation’s most explosive backup quarterbacks.
“The last four years have been full of ups and downs, but I’m grateful for the memories I made and the person I became playing football at BYU,” Romney said in the Post. “I’m not sure what’s next, but it’s time for me to move on and I’m looking forward to the next challenge.”
(Baylor Romney / Instagram)
Romney turned his commitment from the University of Nevada to BYU in 2018 and christened his first year in Provo. His younger brother Gunner joined the program that same year and formed an impressive freshman class with greats like Zach Wilson, Jaren Hall, Dax Milne, Dallin Holker, Lopini Katoa, and Tyler Allgeier.
The 6-foot-2 signal caller from El Paso received its first action in 2019 when Wilson and Hall injuries drove Romney into a street game in South Florida. While the Cougars lost that game, Romney led the Cougars to a 3-0 record for the remainder of the season, including a win against No. 14 Boise State. He threw seven touchdowns and only two interceptions in four games in 2019.
Romney supported Wilson throughout the 2020 season when the Cougars went 11-1. He played in seven games, throwing a touchdown and an interception.
Hall returned from injury after the 2020 season and won the quarterback position ahead of Romney in 2021. Romney was reappointed primary backup, showing that he is one of the nation’s leading second stringers with very little relegation from Hall. was to him.
Hall left No. 19 Arizona State with an injury in the fourth quarter on September 18, and the Cougars were in danger of losing a ranked home game the week after they lost to Utah. Romney came into the game and tossed Isaac Rex touchdown in the back end zone to give BYU the lead and seal the win in the final minutes.
Baylor Romney is clutch! It’s a perfect ball!
Isaac Rex is one of the best TEs in the country!
Guy pancakes DE’s and catches touchdown passes. pic.twitter.com/taMZhOFGp9
– Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) September 19, 2021
Romney started three games as Hall continued to struggle with injuries, going 2-1 in those starts, scoring six touchdowns and no interceptions.
The best performance of his cougar career he achieved again this season against South Florida when he threw 305 yards and three touchdowns at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 25. Romney started his last game as a cougar and fell 31:28 against Alabama -Birmingham in the Independence Bowl on December 18th.