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Bloodlines for Current BYU Cougars

*Jimmy Balderson-father Wes played basketball at the University of Lethbridge, oldest brother Danny was Canadian Inter-University Player of the Year in Canada as a shooting guard, brother Darren currently plays football for the University of Alberta, sister Patti played basketball at the University of Lethbridge.

*Mark Bigelow-Uncle Darrell Bigelow was a quarterback at the University of Utah (1966).

*Daniel Bobik-father Ralph played for Eddie Sutton at Creighton University (1971-74), Uncle Kelly Crosby played basketball at Cal-Lutheran and was an assistant coach at UVSC and at Metro State, cousin Michelle Johnson plays volleyball at UNLV, father-in-law Brad Monks played basketball at the College of Eastern Utah.

*Ricky Bower-father, the late Wayne Bower, played football for BYU (1971-73), brother Danny played basketball at BYU (1997-99), brother Greg played at Ricks and Snow, younger brother Michael 'gray-shirted' at Snow as a basketball player and is currently serving a mission to Sacramento, Calif.

*Jacob Chrisman-father Rick played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds organization, brother Jed is a senior rightfielder at the University of Utah who redshirted last season because of injury, and sister Jessica was an outfielder at Colorado - Colorado Springs.

*Travis Hansen-father Scott played basketball at Ricks College with Eddie Palubinskas, former LSU star and Australian Olympian, and USU Coach Stew Morrill in early 1970s.

*Dan Howard-brother Steve, brother number two, is 6-9, and played for Ricks College and Alaska-Anchorage.

*Bart Jepsen-brother Bret played basketball for BYU (1995, 1998-1999), sister Beth played volleyball at New Mexico State.

*Matt Montague-father Michael played baseball for BYU (1958-59) and played some pro basketball in Europe, maternal grandmother is a sister of former BYU Coach LaVell Edwards, who played football at Utah State, Uncle Eddie Cameron was a quarterback at Ricks College and Weber State.

*Eric Nielsen-wife is former BYU All-America volleyball setter Anna-Lena Smith, Eric's great-grandpa played basketball for Ricks College.

*Gifford Nielsen-father Gifford played basketball and football at BYU (1974-77) and was a quarterback for the Houston Oilers, grandfather, the late Stan Nielsen, played basketball for BYU (1940-41).

*Terry Nashif-father Bruce was an all-around gymnast at the University of Oregon.

*Jesse Pinegar-father Jeffery played basketball at the University of Utah(1971), great uncle Jim Spencer played basketball at BYU (1959), cousin Stewart Bailey played basketball at Snow College, distant uncle Ed Pinegar played basketball at BYU (1954-56), distant cousin Steve Pinegar played basketball at Utah State (1977-80).

*Dane Runia-father Scott played basketball for BYU (1977-80).

*Jake Shoff-grandfather William Hayes Doxey played football for BYU when it first beat Utah in 1942, cousin Josh Dean plays football for the Air Force Academy, but is currently serving a Church mission.