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Neil Balholm Athlete Profile

#89 Neil Balholm

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1979-1982 Hometown: Vancouver, WA


Parents are Richard and Joan...served an LDS mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina...graduated in organizational communications and working on a master's in organizational behavior.

Before BYU

Played at Hudson's Bay High where he was the most inspirational all-conference honorable mention receiver...coached by Marv Crowston (Oregon State)...lettered in football three years and basketball one year...was actively recruited by Washington State, Oregon State, Idaho State and Idaho.

1979 | Freshman Year

Walk-on...played with the jayvee.

1980 | Redshirt Year


1981 | Junior Year

Moved into a starting role...greatest moment was recovering a fumble in the endzone at Hawai'i for BYU's only touchdown of the receiving outings were six catches for 92 yards vs. Wyoming; four catches for 51 yards vs. UNLV; four catches for 54 yards vs. Long Beach; and four catches for 45 yards and a TD against Colorado State.