BYU football players get more than just swag bags as they report for fall camp

Each Cougar received an iPad to use for film studies.

(Nate Edwards | BYU) BYU players tour the newly renovated locker room, Monday, June 18, 2021.

As BYU Football players report back to campus for fall camp, the student-athletes are being welcomed with all types of swag.

All players and coaches came in Wednesday for required meetings and housekeeping items, and will kick off fall camp practices Thursday.

Linebacker Chaz Ah You took to his Snapchat to share his experience reporting to camp, which included riding up to campus on a bicycle. He also gave a tour of a buffet line with a text over the video that said: “We finally aren’t starving anymore.”

The big news on his Snapchat story was the iPad each player received for film studies.

A BYU Football spokesperson said giving each player an iPad is nothing new, but something they’ve done “since 2016.” However, players have previously checked out the equipment and returned. Players are able to keep the equipment if they “finish their eligibility in good standing.”

The iPads are now for the student-athletes to keep.

Along with the new iPads and renewed food plans, each football player also received a swag bag. Billy Nixon, the director of player experience and equipment operations, shared a video on Twitter of what the swag bag includes.

The black Nike duffle bag, which comes with a customized name tags, include a lot of different shirts, shorts, a bucket hat, compression shorts, gloves, turf shoes, lifting shoes, flip flops, socks and more.

“We take care of them for sure,” Nixon said. ”They got lots of stuff.”