Kevin Bills Athlete Profile

#11 Kevin Bills

Kevin Bills
Positions: Third Base, Outfielder Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1999 | 2002-2004 Hometown: Reno, NV Last School: Reno High School

Personal

Born in La Jolla, Calif., ... parents are Jeff and Leigh Ann ... father was a catcher at BYU from 1972-75 ... grandfather Karol G. Bills, played football and baseball in the late 1940s and early 1950s ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Orlando, Florida ... is an Eagle Scout ... younger brother Thomas was one of BYU's baseball signees for 2003 ... majoring in exercise science.

Before BYU

Prepped at Reno High where he lettered twice in baseball and once in soccer and cross country ... was Northern Nevada Player of the Year, all-state and honorable-mention All-America ... led state in home runs (20) and RBI (65) ... homer total was third in the nation ... cross country team won state championship ... coached by Pete Savage (Santa Clara) ... recruited by Stanford and Washington.

Stats

Year   Avg.   G-GS   AB   R   H   2B   3B   HR   RBI   TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
1999 .244 22-10 41 9 10 3 0 5 11 28 3 3 0-0
2002 .226 32-20 84 13 19 2 0 5 14 36 13 25 0-1
2003 .231 21-6 39 7 9 1 0 2 10 16 2 13 0-0
2004 .268 40-20 97 20 26 6 0 4 18 44 9 27 6-6
TOTAL .245 115-56 261 49 64 12 0 16 53 124 27 68 6-7



1999 | Freshman Year

In 1999 he started 10 of 22 games and batted .244, with half of his 10 hits going for homers.

2002 | Sophomore Year

Started at third base in 10 games and started another 10 as the designated hitter ... had a three-run homer at New Mexico ... hit solo homers in BYU's victories at Pacific and UNLV and vs. Southern Utah in Provo ... hit a solo homer in the suspended game against San Diego State ... had a four-game hitting streak at one time during the season ... was the playoff and season MVP of the Arizona Summer Collegiate League.

2003 | Junior Year

Started six games in the outfield and came in off the bench in 15 more, batting .231 ... he stole the spotlight from the seniors in BYU's final home game of the season against SUU with his two home run performance in a 13-2 victory, one of which was a grand slam.

2004 | Senior Year

Named a scholar athlete by the Cougar Club ... appeared in 40 games, starting half of them ... finished the final two weeks batting .429 with two home runs in six games ... went 4-for-6 in a May 21 game against Air Force, scoring four runs, hitting two doubles and blasting a two-run bomb over the 400-foot wall in centerfield that landed in the street and bounced into the bushes at the Marriott Center across the road ... finished the season hitting .268, his highest batting average in four seasons at BYU.