Nick Alletto Athlete Profile

#72 Nick Alletto

Nick Alletto
Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-6 Weight: 325 Roster Years: 2004 | 2007-2010 Hometown: Parker, CO Last School: Ponderosa High School



National Honors

  • 2010 NFF Hampshire Honor Society inductee


Conference Honors

  • 2007 Academic All-MWC
  • 2008 Academic All-MWC
  • 2009 Academic All-MWC
  • 2010 Academic All-MWC

Career Summary

Nick Alletto came to BYU after helping Ponderosa High School to the Colorado State 5-A Championship in 2003. As a four-time letterman, he played in 37 games and helped the Cougars to an overall 39-13 record during his career. Alletto was part of an offensive unit that ranked No. 6 in the nation in passing per game and No. 16 in total offense in 2008. He proved himself both on and off the field as he received all-conference academic honors all four years and was named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society as a senior. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Personal

  • Parents are Mike and Ann Alletto
  • Eagle Scout
  • Served a church mission in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Brother, Terrance, plays on BYU offensive line
  • Brother, Dan, also plays for BYU and is currently serving a mission

Before BYU

  • A four-year honor roll student at Ponderosa HS
  • Afour-year letter winner in football
  • Also lettered in basketball and track
  • Helped lead Ponderosa HS to the 2003 Colorado State 5-A Championship with an 11-3 record
  • Started 44 straight games for the Mustangs on the offensive line
  • Considered the top lineman in Class 5A by the Rocky Mountain News
  • A Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado South Team selection as a senior
  • A two-time All-Continental League selection
  • Earned Denver Post Student-Athlete of the Week honors on Nov. 23 after leading Ponderosa HS to a 14-0 win over Mullen HS in the state semi-finals
  • Provided excellent run support and pass protection for an offense that averaged 25.8 points per game
  • Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a sophomore and first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior
  • Recruited by Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas State, Washington, Oregon State, UCLA, Colorado, Colorado State and Missouri


2007 | Freshman Year

  • Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in five games during the season
  • Part of an offensive unit that led the Mountain West Conference and ranked 14th in the nation in passing offense, averaging 298.4 yards per game
  • Also led the MWC and ranked 25th in total offense, averaging 442.8 yards per game
  • Part of an offensive unit that helped the Cougars lead the Mountain West with an average 30.1 points per game
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.54 sacks per game

2008 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Competed in nine games for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 6 nationally in passing per game (310.38) and No. 16 in total offense (444.77)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.54 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU to a 55.7 third-down conversion percentage on the season (2nd in the nation)

2009 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Saw action in 12 games on the season, including 11 starts at right tackle
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season

2010 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Academic All-MWC
  • NFF Hampshire Honor Society
  • Played in 11 games
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs
  • Helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU
  • Helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage
  • Helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games
  • Helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games