Mike Tanner Athlete Profile

#44 Mike Tanner

Mike Tanner
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 239 Roster Years: 2000-2003 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Orem High School

Personal

Parents are David and Denilles Tanner ... served a Church mission to Boston, Mass. ... recruited by Utah, Utah State, Washington and UCLA ... married Hollie Nielsen in July 2000 ... the couple has one son, Ty.

At BYU

In 2001: Earned letterman honors as a sophomore... a significant contributor on special teams... played a backup role at linebacker... competed in nine regular-season games as a sophomore... credited with six tackles on the season, including five solo takedowns... posted a season-high two solo tackles at Hawaii... posted a quarterback hurry vs. Nevada.

In 2000: Participated in spring drills... recorded five tackles in the Blue/White scrimmage, including three unassisted and two assisted takedowns... saw action throughout the regular season as a special-teams contributor... saw action at linebacker in four games, including Florida State, Virginia, UNLV and Syracuse.

Before BYU

Lettered three times in football for Orem High ... was co-MVP for Region IV ... team MVP, defensive MVP and Best Conditioned Athlete ... first-team all-state ... All-America by Bigger, Faster, Stronger ... honorable mention Parade All-American ... lettered three times in wrestling and four times in track ... teammate of Rod Wilkerson, Jared Harper and Jason Kukahiko at Orem ... coached by Paul Clark (BYU).

Stats

TANNER's Career Stats
Year Gms UT AT TFL FR INT Hur Sck
2001 9 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
2002 12 21 36 3 2 1 2 1



2000 | Freshman Year

Participated in spring drills ... recorded five tackles in the Blue/White scrimmage, including three unassisted and two assisted takedowns ... saw action throughout the regular season as a special-teams contributor. .. saw action at linebacker in four games, including Florida State, Virginia, UNLV and Syracuse.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... a significant contributor on special teams ... played a backup role at linebacker ... competed in nine regular-season games as a sophomore ... credited with six tackles on the season, including five solo takedowns ... posted a season-high two solo tackles at Hawaii ... posted a quarterback hurry vs. Nevada.

2002 | Junior Year

Earned All-MWC honorable metnion honors ... saw action in all 12 games during the season ... earned the starting middle linebacker job with 5 games remaining in the season ...finished the year with 57 tackles, including 21 solo takedowns ... produced 2 tackles for a net loss of 10 yards on the season, including 1 sack ... recovered two fumbles on the season and had a 15-yard interception return at Georgia Tech.

2003 | Senior Year

Anchored the BYU defense with six tackles against fourth-ranked USC, including five solo takedowns ... credited with one stop of a loss of one yard ... led the BYU defense with nine tackles in the Cougars' 24-13 win over Georgia Tech, including five solo takedowns ... part of a defensive unit that held the Yellow Jackets scoreless in the second half and did not allow a single touchdown on the night ... limited the GT offense to just 96 yards rushing and 147 yards passing, including only 20 yards rushing in the second half ... participated in spring drills ... listed as the starter at middle linebacker entering fall camp.