The Utah Warriors re-signed Mike Payne for the 2021 season. The 26-year-old tighthead prop/hooker is 6’0″ and 245 lbs.
Although Mike signed with the Utah Warriors for 2020, he did not see action for the team during the truncated season. He has played for the Warriors Selects during the 2020 Fall season.
Mike is from Murrieta, California, and attended Murrieta Valley High School. He played football as a defensive end and running back and was also on the track and field team, specializing in the shot put.
Mike attended Brigham Young University from 2013-2019 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Wellness. He played rugby for BYU from 2017-2019. “During 2014 and 2015, he served a two-year service mission to Boise, Idaho for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”