Jason E. Chaffetz
From College of Fine Arts and Communications
In 2006, Chaffetz served as Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's Chief of Staff.
He shares a memory from his experiences at BYU in the Spring 2007 Edition of the BYU Magazine:
“Back in the late 1980s, the Palace was the place to be for a night of dancing. As a place kicker on the BYU Football team, I was single, not too humble, and obviously smooth on my feet--or so I thought. One snowy night I showed up fashionably late to the Palace ready to impress the ladies. Wearing topsider shoes, I stepped from my Honda CRX onto the icy parking lot. The moment it touched the ice, my foot slipped out from under me and up into the air. Replacing my foot on the ice was my chin. Ouch! Kickers aren't used to taking a hit. I brushed myself off only to find a stream of blood squiritng from my chin. It was late at night and a Band-Aid wasn't going to do the trick. I immediately thought of Julie Johnson (BA '90), a girl I wanted to date whose roommate was a nursing student. Any excuse to see Julie, including a bloody chin, was worth it. The nursing student patched me up, and I later ended up dating and marrying Julie. Never did make it dancing that night, but thankfully, my feet led me in the right direction.”