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Scott Neilson Athlete Profile

#50 Scott Neilson

Scott Neilson
Position: Center Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 Roster Years: 1977-1979 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT


  • 1979 AP Honorable Mention


Parents are John (contractor) and Janice Neilson ... two brothers played college basketball ... served a mission to Australia ... married Michelle Clark, spring of 1977 .. majoring in financial and estate planning. 

Before BYU

HIgh School - Was first-team all-region and all-state for Olympus High ... a  state wrestling champion at 185-pounds ... coached by Wayne Statin (BYU).

1977 | Sophomore Year

Started first four games after returning from his mission. 

1978 | Junior Year

Responsible for man handling CSU's All-American Mike Bell on the defensive line ... started every game ... was coach's choice for player-of-the-game against Utah State and Wyoming on the offensive line ... good lateral quickness.