Casey Nelson Athlete Profile

#8 Casey Nelson

Casey Nelson
Position: Catcher Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 2005-2006 Hometown: Spanish Fork, UT Last School: SLCommunity College

Personal

Born in Payson, Utah ... parents are Jim and Pat Nelson ... nickname is Gub ... played summer ball for the Pueblo Chieftains in Colorado and for Arizona Baseball Academy in previous summers ... has placed in the NBC World Series, once with a team which played fourth out of 48 squads ... wife's name is Wendi ... plans to major in secondary education with an emphasis on physical education.

Before BYU

Prepped at Spanish Fork High where he was coached by his father Jim "Shoe" Nelson ... three-time first team all-state and all-region ... TPX All-American in Collegiate Baseball magazine ... runner-up defensive player of the year by Collegiate Baseball magazine ... batted .440 ... also sang in the school choir.

Other College

Played at Utah Valley State College and Salt Lake Community College where he was coached by Steve Gardner and former Cougar D.G. Nelson, respectively ... batted .275 in his JC career ... started 37 games for UVSC in 2003, batting .287.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2005 .300 34-29 100 13 30 5 0 1 18 38 6 14 0-0
2006 .318 53-51 179 30 57 13 0 4 27 82 15 22 1-2
TOTAL: .312 34-29 279 43 87 18 0 5 45 120 21 36 1-2



2005 | Junior Year

Had two game-winning RBI ... hit a two-run double to give BYU its first lead of an 8-7 victory at No. 25 Oklahoma St., with two out in the sixth ... the Cougars batted around that inning, with Nelson leading off with a single ... had a seven-game hitting streak ... started one game as DH and the rest as catcher.

2006 | Senior Year

Selected Second Team All-Mountain West Conference ... hit two doubles in game three at Pacific ... hit a solo homer against No. 8 Oregon St. in the second inning at the River City Classic ... batted .351 in MWC games and led the team with eight doubles in MWC action.