J.T. Musso Athlete Profile

#10 J.T. Musso

J.T. Musso
Position: Catcher Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Roster Years: 2006-2009 Hometown: Pueblo, CO Last School: Pueblo County High School

Personal

Born in Pueblo, Colo., ... parents are John and Candice ... J.T. stands for "John Thomas" ... sister is a two-time state champion in gymnastics ... father played semi-pro football for the Pueblo Crusaders ... recruited by Kansas and Southern Colorado ... serves as a member of the Cougar Council representing all BYU student-athletes ... majoring in business.

Before BYU

Was four-time first-team academic all-state ... was team captain as a senior ... was first-team all-league as a junior and senior ... was two-time honorable mention all-state ... was a 2005 Louisville Slugger pre-season High School All-American ... batted .554 as a senior to finish in the top five in Colorado ... lettered three years in football and played quarterback ... won the Mark Vunovich Memorial Award ... was Student Council Treasurer as a junior and senior ... coached by Scott Egan at Pueblo County High ... played summer ball for Pueblo Team Loaf-N-Jug and hit .400 in the summer of 2005.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H    2B   3B  HR   RBI   TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2006 .178 23-10 23 9 8 2 0 1 4 13 4 19 1-1
2007 .242 56-56 186 29 45 8 4 2 30 67 19 63 1-1
2008 .269 47-44 160 25 43 7 2 2 25 60 8 45 3-5
2009 .264 31-27 87 14 23 6 1 2 13 37 6 32 0-2



2006 | Freshman Year

Ended the season with a current five-game hitting streak ... selected as a Cougar Club Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... played for the Melville Millionaires in summer of 2006 and team won the league title.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Started 56 of 57 games ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... named Scholar Athlete by the BYU Student Athlete Academic Center ... picked off six runners from first base ... threw out 70 percent of runners attempting to steal (53 of 76) ... hit the game-winning RBI with his a two-run homer in game two vs. Washington ... his triple against UVSC scored Jason Johnson and Musso also scored on that play when he was signaled home after rounding third and the on-target throw from right field was dropped at the plate, causing him to be ruled safe ... in BYU's 12-11 victory over TCU, he hit a two-run triple on the right field warning track.

2008 | Junior Year

Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... had a game-winning RBI with his three-run homer in the 10th inning at UNLV ... threw out 75 percent of runners attempting to steal (38 of 51).

2009 | Senior Year

Team captain ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... nominated for Academic All-America (CoSida) ... had the game-winning RBI, a single against Southern Utah ... batted .303 in league games ... homered in season opener and at Wichita State ... threw out over over 70 percent of those trying to steal in his BYU career.