Grant Nelson Athlete Profile

#39 Grant Nelson

Grant Nelson
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 226 Roster Years: 2004 | 2007-2009 Hometown: Sewickley, PA Last School: Hopewell High School

Personal

Parents are Curtis and Donna Nelson ... one of six children ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission in Frankfurt, Germany ... married to wife Rachel in June 2008 ... majoring in economics.

Before BYU

A National Honor Society member with a 3.9 grade-point average at Hopewell HS ... ranked second academically in his graduating class ... a three-year letterwinner for head coach Dave Vestal ... also a three-year letterman in track ... earned team Most Valuable Player honors as a senior ... an all-league and selection at linebacker and tight end ... earned all-state honorable mention honors as a linebacker ... led the Vikings in tackles as both a junior and senior ... posted 95 tackles in his final season ... a two-year starter at Hopewell ... helped lead his team to the 2002 WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA championship ... named to the All-Parkway Conference and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's All-Class AAA teams ... recruited by Indiana, West Virginia, Penn State and Pennsylvania.

Stats

YEAR   GMS   SOLO  AST   TOTAL   TFL/YDS   SACKS/YDS   PBU   QBH   FR   FF   BLK/K
2007 13 9 13 22 .5/1 - - - - - -
2008 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 12 8 11 19 2.5/10 2/10 2 1 - - -
TOTAL 28 17 24 41 3.0/11 2/10 2 1 - - -



2004 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted prior to serving a church mission to Frankfurt, Germany.

2007 | Freshman Year

Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... competed in all 13 games for the Cougars ... contributed on special teams and as a back-up linebacker ... credited with 22 tackles on the season, including 9 solo and 13 assisted tackles ... had a season-high four tackles against Air Force.

2008 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... saw action in three games ... contributor on special teams ... earned 2008 Academic All-MWC honors ... recipient of the Cougar Club's Kimball Memorial Award.

2009 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... MWC Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-MWC ... saw action in 12 games, including starts against Tulane, Colorado State and Utah State ... totaled 19 tackles on the season ... had 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks (Tulane) ... recorded two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry.