1984 BYU Football Championship Team Gathers for 30-Year Reunion

  • 5 February 2015

Members of Brigham Young University’s 1984 football team gathered for their 30-year reunion of winning the championship football tournament on January 24.  Photo by Mark A. Philbrick, BYU.

“I rarely think about games and scores, but it's about people and what they are doing in their lives today.” —Coach LaVell Edwards

More than 40 former BYU players from the 1984 national football championship team gathered January 24 at LaVell Edwards Stadium for their 30-year reunion.

The group heard remarks from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who was president of BYU in 1984. Team captains Jim Herrmann and Glen Kozlowski, reunion coordinator Robbie Bosco, and Coach LaVell Edwards also spoke at the reunion.

“I loved you in ‘84 and I’m crazy about you 30 years later,” Elder Holland said. “The real investment wasn’t that year. The older you get, the more important three things will be to you: your family, your friends, and your faith. However diverse and different those families and friends and faith are, you seem to me to still represent the very, very best of that.”

“I rarely think about games and scores, but it’s about people and what they are doing in their lives today,” Coach Edwards said. “In visiting here tonight, I'm more proud of you now than when you were playing.”

Those in attendance paid respects to over a dozen players and administrators who had passed away from the 1984 team.

LaVell Edwards, former coach of the Brigham Young University football team, addresses members of the 1984 football team at the 30-year reunion on January 24. Photo by Mark A. Philbrick, BYU.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, former president of Brigham Young University, speaks at the 30-year reunion of the 1984 football team on Jannuary 24. Photo by Mark A. Philbrick, BYU.