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.
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.