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Neils Tidwell Athlete Profile

#65 Neils Tidwell

Position: Offensive Guard Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1976 | 1979-1982 Hometown: Nampa, ID


Parents are Carl and Myrna...married Gina Lee Newberger...served a two-year LDS mission in Veracruz, Mexico...recruited by Boise State, Idaho State and Oregon State University...double major in agricultural economics and animal science.

Before BYU

Was a tackle and guard at Vallivue High in was league champions twice...won four letters in wrestling with a 26-3 record as a track ran relays, threw discus, triple jumped...coached by Bill Young (Idaho).

1976 | Freshman Year

Was a starter on jayvee before his mission.

1979 | Sophomore Year

Captained the varsity special teams and was a backup on the offensive line...twice selected as player of the game (Utah State and Colorado State).

1980 | Medical Redshirt Year

Granted because of a broken foot suffered vs. San Diego State.

1981 | Junior Year

Special teams player of the game vs. UNLV.