Latter-day Saint Britain Covey and family featured in Philadelphia Eagles ‘Unscripted’ video

The returned missionary and former University of Utah star and his wife are the parents of 7-month-old son

After studying game film and working to master the craft of returning punts for the Philadelphia Eagles, Britain Covey can’t wait to go home to his family.

In a recent “Eagles Unscripted” video, produced by the Philadelphia Eagles, the former University of Utah star and Latter-day Saint returned missionary was captured on film pretending to field a punt in his apartment while holding his giggling baby son as his wife, Leah Covey, watched from the couch.

In the video, Covey said his wife “is just the best person I’ve ever known. She is so supportive, but also she’s just intelligent. She’s kind. She’s capable. I just think the world of her, and hopefully I get some brownie points for saying that, but I really do.”

Britain and Leah Covey play with their son Nelson on their couch in a “Eagles Unscripted” video.
Britain and Leah Covey play with their son Nelson in a “Eagles Unscripted” video. | Screenshot from YouTube

“And then little Nelson, he’s about seven months old, and man, I just have to say sorry to my parents for anything I have ever criticized you for because I already feel like I don’t know what I am doing. But Nelson is so fun, he’s adorable. I just love that kid. Going home to him every day is the greatest thing.”

Covey, 26, now in his second year with the Eagles, has gone from an undrafted free agent and practice squad player to one of the NFL’s top punt returners. In the process, Covey has earned the respect of his teammates and head coach, Nick Sirianni, who referred to the 5-foot-8 speedster as a “hidden gem.”

“He is a locker room favorite here. These guys love Britain Covey. He is a great punt returner and a great teammate,” Sirianni said in the video. “I can’t say enough good things about the player and about the person.”

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Covey served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile.

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