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  Chris Van Orden
Chris Van Orden

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

Last College:
Snow College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
P

Birthdate:
10/16/1989

Experience:
JC

UTAH: Walked on to the team on the spring and established himself as the No. 2 punter ... has three years to play two.

PRIOR TO UTAH: NJCAA second-team All-American for Snow College in 2011 ... first-team all-WSFL ... 41 punts for 1,672 yards as a junior (40.8 average) ... seven punts inside the 20-yard line ... 38 punts for 1,574 yards (41.4) as a freshman in 2008 ... Nov. 5, 2008 NJCAA Player of the Week ... helped lead Snow to a win in the Carrier Dome Bowl (2012) and played in the national championship game in 2008 ... played his prep football at East HS (Utah) ... also a team captain in track.

PERSONAL: Son of Joel and Kathy Van Orden ... three brothers ... married to the former Heather Hillam ... Heather played soccer at Westminster College ... ... will declare a major by fall, possibly in exercise and sport science ... full name Christopher Joel Van Orden ... served a church mission in Australia ... born Oct. 16, 1989.

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