Kip Nielson Athlete Profile

#31 Kip Nielson

Kip Nielson
Position: Cornerback Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Roster Years: 2001-2003 Hometown: North Ogden, UT Last School: Fremont High School

Personal

Parents are Walt and Jaylene Nielsen ... served a Church mission to El Salvador ... one of three children ... has a twin brother ... is majoring in Spanish and plans to go to dental school after graduation.

Before BYU

A two-time letterwinner in football at Fremont HS... earned academic All-State Basketball and Baseball honors with a 3.9 grade-point average... an all-area and all-region wide receiver and defensive back as a senior... earned all-state honorable mention honors... scored two touchdowns in the state championship game against Skyline... also lettered in basketball (2), baseball (1), track (3)... an all-region basketball selection... also earned all-region and all-state honors in track, taking fourth place in the state 5A 100-meter finals.

Other College

Did not participate in athletics at Weber State.

Stats

NIELSEN's Career Stats
Year  Gms  UT  AT  TFL  FR  INT  PD  BK  Hur  Sck
2002   12  12  17   2    0    3   4   0   0    1


2001 | Sophomore Year

Contributed as a member of the scout team.

2002 | Junior Year

Earned All-Mountain West All-Academic honors ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... selected as the team's Top Defensive Rookie ... saw action in all 12 games during the season, including 3 starts ... credited with a forced fumble in the Cougars' season-opening victory over Syracuse ... became the first BYU defender since Jernaro Gilford (vs. New Mexico, 2001) to record two interceptions in a single game, helping the Cougars to a 35-32 win over Hawaii ... also had 3 pass deflections against the Warriors ... posted a career-best 50-yard interception return against Utah ... credited with 29 tackles on the season, including 12 solo takedowns ... had 2 tackles for a combined loss of 9 yards on the season.

2003 | Senior Year

Participated in spring drills ... listed as the starter at the left Katback position entering fall camp.