Born 4/27/77 in San Diego...parents are Scott Nielson and Lynette and Dell Loy Hansen...majoring in business finance...enjoys golfing and wake boarding in his leisure time...served an LDS mission to Fort Worth, Texas...recruited by Utah State and Weber State.
Lettered three times in football...named first team all-region as a linebacker...led team to a 9-2 record his senior year...also lettered in track and soccer.
UTAH STATE: Played the 1995 season at Utah State under head coach John L. Smith...was a tight end and a member of special teams.
Sat out the season after transferring to BYU
Participated in spring drills... had seven carries for 23 yards in spring action...played in four regular-season games as a sophomore...caught one pass for nine yards in season opener against Washington.
Carried the ball twice for a gain of five yards and caught two passes for a total of 46 yards, including a 35-yard reception in the Blue-White spring scrimmage ... saw extensive action on special teams in eight games on the season, producing five unassisted tackles and three assisted takedowns
Played in one game as a senior, suffering a season-ending knee injury in the first game of the year (vs. Tulane)...credited with three carries for 10 yards against the Waves...a member of the 2001 MWC Championship team...helped BYU to a 12-2 record during the season, including a streak of 12 straight wins.