Mike O'Neil Athlete Profile

#35 Mike O'Neil

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-1 Weight: 212 Roster Years: 1978-1982 Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA

Personal

Parents are Bill and Sandy...married Julie Thinnes...recruited actively by Washington State, Utah State, San Jose State, Long Beach State and Northern Arizona...majoring in sports medicine.

Before BYU

A member of the CIF 4-A champions at Los Altos High...was all-league linebacker...all-league outfielder in baseball...coached by Dwayne Despain (Pepperdine).



1978 | Freshman Year

Started on the jayvee.

1979 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted.

1980 | Sophomore Year

Backed up All-WAC Glen Redd.

1981 | Junior Year

Shared starting varsity action with Todd Shell...had two interceptions during the regular season and intercepted a pass for an 18-yard return against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.