Parents are Cling and Penny Rhea ... an honor roll student at Bingham HS ... one of three children ... sister, Sandy, was an All-American softball player at the University of Utah ... served a Church mission to Toronto, Canada ... wife's name is Kelly ... recruited by Wyoming, Boise State, Idaho State, Utah State, Oregon and Arizona State.
A first-team all-region selection ... earned first-team all-state honors as a senior ... a three-year letterwinner at Bingham HS ... helped lead the Miners to a 10-2 record and a regional championship ... held the Bingham HS power lifting record.
2001 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted as a true freshman.
2002 | Freshman Year
Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in three games at center.
2005 | Sophomore Year
Saw action in four games during the season ... registered one assisted tackle on the season ... helped anchor an offensive unit that averaged 33.0 points per game, second in the MWC, and 462.4 total yards per game, second in the MWC and 13th in the nation, including 152.3 yards rushing and 310.1 yards passing.
2006 | Junior Year
Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in five games during the season ... part of an offensive line that helped produce an average 465.5 yards of total offense per game (4th in the nation) ... provided protection for a passing offense that averaged 323.54 yards per game (4th in the nation) ... provided protection for a passing offense that produced an efficiency rating of 167.08 on the season (2nd in the nation) ... helped lead the Cougars to a league-best 277 first downs during the season ... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU to a 56.6 regular-season third-down conversion percentage (3rd in the nation) ... part of an offensive line that allowed just 9 sacks against conference opponents ... part of an offensive line that helped the Cougars to an average 36.7 points per game (5th in the nation).