BYU Cougars tight end Masen Wake (13) leaps over UTSA Roadrunners safety Antonio Parks (4), but the play is called back due to an offensive holding call, during the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
BYU sophomore Masen Wake entered the 2020 season as largely an unknown, as he tallied just three carries for six yards as a freshman.
This year, though, he’s getting all sorts of attention, and not just in the Beehive State, but nationally, too.
That’s because the 6-foot-1, 250-pounder has made a habit out of hurdling and trucking defenders in an effort to get extra yardage for himself or for a teammate as a blocker. It started in the second quarter of the season opener against Navy as he hurdled safety Evan Fochtman, and now it’s almost become surprising when he doesn’t try to leap over his defender when he gets the ball.
Masen Wake leaving bodies and hurdling midshipmen. He’s 250 guys.
Nice play action arrow route for Wake. Makes one miss and then gets yac pic.twitter.com/hUp8VsQoiF
— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) September 8, 2020
Wake’s hurdles have shades of former Cougar greats such as Taysom …read more
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