Kim Nelson Athlete Profile

#6 Kim Nelson

Position: Third Base Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1975-1978 Hometown: Bountiful, UT



All-America

  • 1976 AACBC Third Team
  • 1977 AACBC Third Team

Personal

Majoring in physical education.

Before BYU

All-state football player at Viewmont High ... MVP of state all-star baseball game.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB
1975   .194   16   31    4    6    0    0    1     7     9    5    9   0
1976   .302   47  159   30   48    5    0    6    34    71   33   38   2
1977   .386   50  171   56   66   18    4   13    59   131   30   29   8
1978   .342   52  184   50   63   13    3   10    41   112   38   30   6


1976 | Sophomore Year

Third-team All-American ... All-District Seven and All-WAC.

1977 | Junior Year

Second-team All-American ... All-District Seven and All-WAC ... drafted in the 26th round by the California Angels ... hit three homers in an 11-inning game to tie the school record ... his 13 homers tied school record for a season ... his 58 RBI is a school record ... was hit by a pitch in the Utah game, giving him a broken nose ... went to Nicaragua during the summer with the U.S. Baseball Federation.

1978 | Senior Year

All-American ... All-District Seven and All-Western Athletic Conference ... co-captain with Vance Law ...30 career homers set a new school record as did 106 bases on balls ... went undrafted, so he signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Twins.