Receiver Gunner Romney will return to BYU football for 2022

Junior wide receiver coming back after several key players have already announced they will not be returning to the Cougars next year.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Gunner Romney celebrates after scoring a touchdown as the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo. He announced on Instagram that he will return to the team in 2022.

The BYU football team got another player back for 2022, and he’s major one.

Wide receiver Gunner Romney announced on his Instagram account that he will return to the Cougars next season. His announcement comes less than a week after his brother, Baylor, indicated that he will not return to BYU.

“Unfinished business,” Romney wrote on Instagram. “Time to run it back.”

Romney, a junior in 2021, played 10 games for the Cougars and tallied 594 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He’s caught nine total touchdown passes since 2018 and amassed 1900 yards.

Romney returns amid a host of other Cougars already having announced their intentions to leave for the NFL draft or simply exhausting their eligibility. Tyler Allgeier, Neil Pau’u and James Empey have all declared for the draft. Wide receiver Christopher Jackson announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he entered the NCAA Transfer Portal for “personal reasons.”

Wide receiver Samson Nacua played his last game with BYU at the Independence Bowl.