D.G. Nelson Athlete Profile

#13 D.G. Nelson

Positions: Catcher, Right Hand Pitcher Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1994-1998 Hometown: Orem, UT

Personal

Born in Provo ... parents are Dave and Zeffie ... D.G. is short for David George ... comes from a family of BYU players: father was a pitcher, uncles Clyde and Kim were infielders ... father was also head baseball coach at Utah Valley State college ... is an Eagle Scout ... married to Jodi Hawkins ... majoring in sociology.

Before BYU

Was all-state in baseball two years and once in football (quarterback and DB) at Mountain View High in Orem.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
1994 .369 36-29 130 36 48 7 1 4 21 69 8 24 5-9
1995 .328 46-37 119 33 39 3 1 3 21 53 19 41 9-12
1996 .396 56-55 207 63 82 10 1 19 68 151 16 45 10-13
1997 .411 54-52 197 65 81 14 1 22 81 163 22 41 5-9



1994 | Freshman Year

Led team in hitting during WAC games with a .472 average ... started a 4U-463 triple play at Grand Canyon University.

1995 | Sophomore Year

Played for the Capitals in Kansas during the summer.

1996 | Junior Year

Ended the season with a 10-game hitting streak ... WAC Player of the Week against Albertson College and Utah ... ranked 64th in NCAA batting average and 17th in homers ... hit a grand slam ... pitched in two games ... was third in WAC homers.

1997 | Senior Year

Tri-captain ... won the Cameron Tuckett Award ... hit four homers in one game ... second team All-Western Athletic Conference ... WAC co-Player of the Week in May ... posted a 2-1 record with a 2.70 ERA and three saves in 13 pitching appearances ... batted .474 in WAC games.