BYU’s starting quarterback for the New Mexico Bowl is Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters.
Maiava-Peters is replacing Jaren Hall, who is dealing with an ankle injury he suffered in the regular season finale against Stanford. Today will mark the first start of Maiava-Peters’s collegiate career.
A 6-foot-1, 200-pound signal-caller from Hau’ala, Hawaii, Maiava signed with BYU in the 2020 recruiting class. During his prep career, Maiava moved to the east coast to play at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.
Maiava-Peters was an Elite 11 finalist in the 2020 class. Early in his prep career, he received a scholarship offer from Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines.
Maiava ended up signing with BYU, where he was the third-string quarterback behind Zach Wilson and Baylor Romney in the 2020 season. His last game action was during that season in blowout reps against Navy and North Alabama.