UTAH: Walk-on hopes to find a place on special teams.
2004-Redshirt was named to the Utah Athletics Academic Honor Roll.
PROIR TO UTAH: Two-year starter for Snow College ... led Snow to the Georgia Bowl of Champions and to a No. 4 ranking in the nation ... State 2A MVP for football in 1999 ... led Manti High School (Utah) to a 13-0 mark and a state title in 1999 ... also lettered in basketball and track ... state champion in the 300m hurdles and all-state in basketball ... honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Roger L. Nielson and Nyra Nielson ... both parents went to Utah State ... father was on the Aggie track and football teams ... brothers Tyler played football at Snow College and Rory ran track at BYU ... also has a sister, Christy ... enjoys sports, horses and outdoors ... economics major ... born May 21, 1982.