Kip Nielson - Up Close

Nickname:"Kipper"

Favorite cold cereal:Clusters

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote:"Success is when opportunity and preparation meet."

Why did I choose to play football over other sports:You can run around and hit people--there's no other game like it in the world.

Before a football game, I:Meditate and go over my assignments and then pray.

How did I spend my off-season:With Coach Omer?

What would I like to do sometime in my life:Go skydiving.

One place I would like to visit:The Caribbean.

If I could play another position, what would it be:Receiver.

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why:My family, because they always told me to keep going and to work hard.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now:Working in my own dental practice and spending time with my wife and kids.

How did I select my jersey number:It was the one I liked most out of the ones available.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football:Basketball and watching movies.

What is the best book I've ever read:The Book of Mormon.

People say I look like:My twin brother.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU:Professor Cluff for Spanish literature.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment:Intercepting two passes against Hawai`i in my first game playing defen sive back.

My favorite scripture:Ether 12:27

My favorite website:espn.com

My advice to youngsters:Always work hard and never, ever give up, no matter what people say.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me:That I am a twin.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why:My mom or my older brother, Brandin, because they always win Trivial Pursuit.

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be:Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith and my wife, Kajsa.

On game day my friends and relatives:My friends and family come down to the games and my grandparents watch on TV from Wyoming.