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BYU's "Flyin' Hawaiian" Loves Defense Unveiling

He is the youngest player (turned 20 last month) ever to receive BYU's team defensive MVP award – as a true sophomore last year. He is being promoted by BYU for post-season All-America honors. He will be BYU's first-ever "Cougarback" in an aggressive new defensive scheme – that seems custom made for his hard-hitting football talents.

He is Aaron Francisco, BYU's 6-2, 210 pound "Flyin' Hawaiian," a reminder of his childhood comic hero "Superman." Francisco returned last week to full contact practice drills after being sidelined over three weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot that required the insertion of a tiny screw to strengthen and heal his foot faster. He injured it during non-contact summer voluntary workouts in... Recommended Stories