John Nelson
Defensive Line 94
Ht/Wt
6'
4"
|
275 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Salem, 
Utah
Last School
Salem Hills HS
Roster Years
2021-2022


BYU Highlights

  • Career-high four tackles, including a sack, in BYU's 26-20 (2OT) win over No. 9 Baylor on Sept. 10, 2022.
  • Played in all 13 games as a freshman in 2021
  • See "Year" tab for more information

Personal

  • Major: Economics
  • Parents are David Nelson and Amberli Gustin
  • His mom played basketball for BYU from 1989-1994
  • His dad played basketball for Boise State, while his grandpa played football for the Broncos
  • His brother and sister both play college basketball

Before BYU

  • Three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports
  • Played both offensive line and defensive line for Salem Hills High School
  • Named to Deseret News 5A All-State First Team
  • His senior year he tallied 50 total tackles with 12 sacks, six tackles for loss and one fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown
  • Coached by Harry Schwenke
  • Also recruited by Idaho State, Weber State, Utah State and Boise State
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

  • Played in all 13 games, one of just 26 players on the team to do so in 2021.
  • Nine games with at least one tackle.
  • Season and career-best two tackles, 0.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks vs. Virginia.
  • Recorded first career pass break-up in 35-31 win at USC.
  • Recorded first career tackler in 24-16 win over Arizona. 
Sophmore Year 2022

  • Career-high four tackles, including a sack, in BYU's 26-20 (2OT) win over No. 9 Baylor on Sept. 10.
Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year