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John Mannion Athlete Profile

#27 John Mannion

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 174 Roster Years: 1978 | 1980-1982 Hometown: Las Vegas, NV


Parents are Jack and Terry...younger brother Pace plays basketball for Utah...recruited by SMU, CSU, Colorado, Nevada, Reno, Cornell, Oregon State and UNLV...majoring in physical education.

Before BYU

All-conference, all-state, quarterback, free safety...most valuable defensive back in the state...coached by John Chura (Purdue)...his team was division champs and state champs...lettered in four sports.

1978 | Freshman Year

Ran kickoff returns for jayvee.

1980 | Redshirt Year


1981 | Junior Year

Saw lots of varsity action...had two interceptions, one 32-yard return vs. UNLV and one interception with no return against Utah State.