Provo • Notre Dame backup safety Chris Badger, a former Timpview High star, is transferring to BYU and hopes to be able to play for the Cougars this season, his father confirmed Monday.
Normally, Badger would have to sit out this season due to NCAA rules regarding transfers. However, he will make an appeal to the NCAA to waive the rule because the transfer is due to personal reasons not related to football, Dr. Rod Badger said.
Chris Badger's mother is ill and not able to travel to Indiana to watch him play, according to the Chicago Tribune. She would be able to watch him play near the family home in Provo.