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Philip Niu Athlete Profile

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Philip Niu
Position: Tight End Height: 6-5 Weight: 243 Roster Years: 2003-2005 Hometown: Gilbert, AZ Last School: Highland High School


Served an LDS Church mission to Atlanta, Georgia ... first cousin to former Cougar and NFL star Vai Sikahema ... recruited by Utah State, Utah and Colorado State ... signed with Colorado State out of high school.

Before BYU

Totaled 41 receptions for over 400 yards as a senior at Highland High School ... credited with 3 touchdowns ... earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors as a senior ... selected as a team captain ... played outside linebacker on defense ... helped guide Highland High School to an 8-3 record as a senior ... a three-year letterwinner for the Hawks ... also lettered as a junior in volleyball.

2003 | Freshman Year

Saw action in seven games during the season ... earned letterman honors as a true freshman ... credited with eight receptions for 152 yards, averaging 19.0 yards per reception ... credited with two touchdowns on the season ... averaged over 16 yards per game ... tallied a season-high three receptions for 52 yards against Wyoming ... had a 29-yard touchdown reception in the Cougars' 10-7 win at New Mexico ... also credited with a 25-yard touchdown reception against Air Force ... suffered a season-ending injury late in the season.

2004 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted due to injury.