BYU’s Jewish QB is balancing football with High Holy Days this month

By Jay Drew, Deseret News: As a backup quarterback on BYU’s 3-0 football team, junior college transfer Jake Retzlaff knows he has to be ready to play at a moment’s notice if starter Kedon Slovis gets injured or otherwise can’t play.

That preparation as the Cougars gear up to play 3-0 Kansas on Saturday (1:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN) at “The Booth” in Lawrence, Kansas, has been a bit more difficult for Retzlaff this week as the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior from Corona, California, balances some of his beloved faith traditions with football.

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