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Mike O'Neil Athlete Profile

#35 Mike O'Neil

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


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


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.