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Sent on Mormon-News: 15Nov01

By Kent Larsen

Sports: Additional Golfer Identified, Clearwater Out of PGA Tour

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Mormon News has identified an additional Mormon golfer, Dean Wilson, who plays on the Japanese PGA tour, and is currently ranked 70 in the World Golf Rankings, the only Mormon golfer so ranked. Subscriber Brent Romney also noticed that Mormon football player Byron Frisch is back on the field, after the Dallas Cowboys picked him up in late September. But the week also brought news that Keith Clearwater failed to make the next round of the PGA qualifying tour, putting him off the tour next year.

Wilson has been winning consistently in Japan, capturing three tournaments and finishing in the top 15 in half the tournaments he entered there. This past week he was the only Mormon golfer in a tournament (except Clearwater) and tied for 5th place in Japan's Phoenix tournament.

In the NBA, the Knicks' Travis Knight finally got to play, but only for about 6 minutes in two separate games. Again, Scott Pollard led the Mormon players, scoring 24 points over four games.

Football standouts last week included the Cleveland Browns' Brant Boyer, who was credited with eight tackles in the Browns' game last week, six of them solo. Among coaches, Andy Reid improved to 5-3 and the Green Bay Packers, with Offensive Assistant coach Darrell Bevell, advanced to 6-2.

And in Hockey, Aaron Garvey had an off week, managing five shots on goal, but no goals. Assistant Coach Brent Peterson's Nashville Predators kept to just 8 penalties in two games last week, while giving up 6 goals in 43 shots on goals by opponents.

[If the listings below aren't clear, try looking at them with a mono-spaced font, such as courier - Ed.]


Major League Baseball

The regular season has ended, and only one Mormon baseball player was in the playoffs last week. However, the St. Louis Cardinals, Dave Veres' team, was eliminated this week in the playoffs, ending our coverage of baseball for this season.

Please help us find out if the following are Mormon:
Scott EyreRPToronto Blue Jays
Ryan JensenSPSan Francisco Giants

Minor Leagues

All Minor League Seasons are now over. However, we are still interested in identifying Mormon players in the minors, especially those at the AAA level. Also of interest are those playing in foreign leagues, such as Japan and the Venezuela winter league. Here are the minor league players we know:



  • Banks, Brian Catcher Calgary Cannons (Florida Marlins)
  • Perez, Santiago CF Portland Beavers (San Diego Padres)
  • Secrist, Reed 1st Base Nashville Sounds (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Please help us find out if the following are Mormon:
Nate TebbsSSRichmond Braves (Atlanta Braves)
Ron Wright1BDurham Bulls (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
John DeSilvaSPLas Vegas 51s (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Jeremy LambertSPMemphis Redbirds (St Louis Cardinals)


Bradley, ShawnCenterDallas Mavericks
  GMin FG/FGARebPtsppgpp60min
This Week353 2/ 121593.010.2
YTD7153 7/ 2433284.011.0
Knight, TravisForward
  GMin FG/FGARebPtsppgpp60min
This Week26 1/ 4421.020.0
YTD26 1/ 4421.020.0
Madsen, MarkCenter
  GMin FG/FGARebPtsppgpp60min
This WeekInjured - Abdominal Strain
YTD00 0/ 0000.00.0
Pollard, ScotGuard
  GMin FG/FGARebPtsppgpp60min
This Week4110 9/ 2625246.013.1
YTD7196 18/ 4050466.614.1
Pope, MarkCenter


The WNBA's season has ended for 2001.




  GMin FG/FGARebPtsppgpp60min
This Week233 2/ 5942.07.3
YTD574 4/ 111481.66.5
Ty DetmerQuarterbackDetroit Lions
  G GSAtt/CompYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week00 0/ 0000000
YTD22 60/ 3736118440
Joe GermaineQuarterbackKansas City Chiefs
  G GSAtt/CompYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week00 0/ 0000000
YTD00 0/ 0000000
Scott MitchellQuarterbackCincinnati Bengals


  G GSAtt/CompYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week00 0/ 0000000
YTD00 0/ 0000000
Greg ClarkTight EndSan Francisco Forty-Niners
  G GSRecYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This WeekInjured - Hamstring0000000
Todd HeapTight EndBaltimore Ravens
  G GSRecYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week10000000
Chad LewisTight EndPhiladelphia Eagles
  G GSRecYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week11170000
Brandon ManumaleunaTight EndSt Louis
  G GSRecYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week10000000
Itua MiliTight EndSeattle Seahawks

Offensive Line

  G GSRecYdsTDIntRushAttRushYdsRushTD
This Week10000000
David DixonGuardMinnesota Vikings
  G GS
This Week11
Edwin MulitaloGuardBaltimore Ravens
  G GS
This Week11
John TaitTackleKansas City Chiefs
  G GS
This Week11
Kyle TurleyTackleNew Orleans Saints


  G GS
This Week11
Marcus BellLinebackerSeattle Seahawks
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week10431000
Brant BoyerLinebackerCleveland Browns
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week11866000
Byron FrischDefensive EndDallas Cowboys
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week10001000
Travis HallDefensive TackleAtlanta Falcons
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week11110000
Chris HokeDefensive TacklePittsburgh Steelers
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week00000000
Junior IoaneDefensive EndOakland Raiders
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week00000000
Rob MorrisLinebackerIndianapolis Colts
  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week11644000
Derek M. SmithLinebackerSan Francisco Forty-Niners


  G GSTklsSoloAssistSacksIntFumb
This Week11423000
Lee JohnsonPunterNew England Patriots


  G GSPuntsYdsTB
This Week[Released by Patriots 15 October]
Owen PochmanKickerNew York Giants


This Week11 0/ 0 0/ 042750
YTD66 0/ 1 0/ 02314542
Andy ReidHead CoachPhiladelphia Eagles
  W- LYdsPlaysPassPassYdsPassAttRushYdsRushAttTimePossPenYds
This Week 1- 048765215292723500:31:4328
YTD 5- 326234851595257102820003:50:0350355
George HenshawAsst Head Coach - OffenseTennessee Titans
  W- LYdsPlaysPassPassYdsPassAttRushYdsRushAttTimePossPenYds
This Week 1- 036271216341463300:37:48848
YTD 3- 52352525157627777622304:10:3651495
Dave CampoHead CoachDallas Cowboys
  W- LYdsPlaysPassPassYdsPassAttRushYdsRushAttTimePossPenYds
This Week 0- 13035896222073300:33:06441
YTD 2- 62127470992201113525304:01:0234273
Darrell BevellOffensive AsstGreen Bay Packers

We're trying to confirm that the following are Mormon:
Knorr, Micah Dallas Cowboys (Utah State)


The CFL season began June 20th. We still have identified only two Mormon players!

Wide receiver Ben Cahoon of the Montreal Alouettes is LDS, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Linebacker Sefa O'Reilly is LDS.

While we are compiling a list of Mormon players in the CFL, that league doesn't make available player by player statistics.

We have also identified the following possible Mormon players, based on the 2001 Rosters:

  • Rob Hitchcock, Hamilton Tiger-Cats -- Weber State
  • Trevor Shaw, Hamilton Tiger-Cats -- Weber State
  • Kevin Alexander, Montreal Alouettes -- Utah State
  • Anthony Calvillo, Montreal Alouettes -- Utah State
  • Josh Cochran, Montreal Alouettes -- Utah
  • Neal Fort, Montreal Alouettes -- BYU
  • Chad Folk, Toronto Argonauts -- Utah
  • Profail Greer, Toronto Argonauts -- Utah State
  • Errol Martin, Toronto Argonauts -- Utah
  • Morgan Welch, Toronto Argonauts -- Weber State
  • Brandon Dyson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers -- Utah State


NCAA - Division I

We plan to begin limited coverage of NCAA Division I football players and coaches who are Mormon. Here is a list of the players OUTSIDE OF UTAH we have identified to date. Many of these come from H.B. Arnett's "Cougar Sportsline," with the assistance of Mormon News subscriber Brent Romney:

  • Brittain, Brad TE Arizona
  • Feula, Vince DL Arizona
  • Fraser, Keoki DL Arizona
  • Fraser, Keoni DL Arizona

  • Brittain, Grant TE Arizona State
  • Fulton, Skyler WR Arizona State
  • Miller, Matt WR Arizona State
  • Niko, Damien OL Arizona State
  • Pace, Tom RB Arizona State
  • Unck, Mason LB Arizona State
  • Wallin, Kurt DT Arizona State
  • Wolfgram, Jared DL Arizona State

  • Gustaveson, Josh Cal
  • Jensen, Mark K Cal
  • Lupoi, Tosh DL Cal

  • Hoover, Adam QB Cincinnati

  • Flores, Jeremy P/PK Colorado

  • Kay, Russell LB Colorado State
  • Porter, Guy DB Colorado State

  • Findlay, Garren OL Georgia Tech

  • Ilaoa, Nate WR Hawaii
  • Peters, Hyrum DB Hawaii
  • Peters, Leonard DB Hawaii
  • Tafuna, Sione OL Hawaii

  • Ross, Ethan WR Houston

  • Dunn, Marc QB Kansas State

  • Brinton, Spencer QB Michigan
  • Probst, Jake DL Michigan

  • Weathers, Brad OL Mississippi State

  • Bowen, Jake LB Navy

  • Bingham, Ryon DL Nebraska
  • Brown, Manaia DL Nebraska
  • Fonoti, Toniu OL Nebraska

  • Johnson, Cody OL Nevada
  • Kretschmer, Chance RB Nevada

  • Fife, Jason QB Oregon
  • Line, Scott LB Oregon
  • Loftin, Ryan LB Oregon

  • Casper, Cameron OL San Diego State
  • Thompson, Tyson TE San Diego State

  • Hunter, Tommy TE South Florida

  • Blackhurst, Cooper DE Stanford
  • Chambers, Kirk OT Stanford
  • Giles, Scott OLB Stanford
  • Heitman, Eric OL Stanford
  • Leonard, Matt DL Stanford
  • Schindler, Greg Stanford

  • Coffin, Junior DL Washington
  • Kava, William OL Washington
  • McLaughlin, Derek P Washington
  • Stevens, Jerramy TE Washington

  • Ena, Tali QB Washington State

  • Belshe, Matt QB Wyoming
  • Gough, David OL Wyoming
  • Merrill, Peter, DB Wyoming
  • Ralph, Brock WR Wyoming
  • Rollins, Josh DL Wyoming

  • Stansbury-Ieremia, Ed UCLA

  • Bair, Brandon OL UNLV
  • Palepoi, Anton DL UNLV
  • Parkhurst, Matt OL UNLV
  • Parkhurst, Scott LB UNLV

  • Mailo, Faaesea OG USC


  • Afoa, Ulima Assistant Coach San Diego State
  • Chow, Norm Offensive Coordinator USC
  • Crowton, Gary Head Coach BYU
  • Holmoe, Tom Head Coach CalState
  • Leach, Mike Head Coach Texas Tech
  • Mallory, Rick Offensive Line Memphis
  • Uperesa, Keith Offensive Line USC



  W- LYdsPlaysPassPassYdsPassAttRushYdsRushAttTimePossPenYds
This Week 1- 036856268321002300:28:03750
YTD 6- 22860484195926190121304:04:0343315
Barrie, LenLW0

Len Barrie, formerly of the Florida Panthers, is now an unrestricted free agent.
This Week00000
Gavey, AaronCMinnesota Wild
This Week00005
Konowalchuk, SteveLWWashington Capitals
This WeekInjured - Shoulder - Out 3-4 months0000
Peterson, BrentAsst CoachNashville Predators

Coach Peterson's responsibilities cover penalties and goalkeeping, and the statistics listed are team statistics that reflect his responsibilities.



The WUSA's season has ended.


PGA Tour

This Week21608043637
Jay Don Blake
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 31 events, made cut 21 times, earned $436,576.39, Ranked 118 on money list
Keith Clearwater
This WeekQualifier School 2nd roundT3276-71-70-74--$0.00
YTDEntered 24 events, made cut 7 times, earned $66,178.33, Ranked 208 on money list
Dan Forsman
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 25 events, made cut 16 times, earned $456,194.03, Ranked 114 on money list
Mike Reid
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 13 events, made cut 5 times, earned $47,607.66, Ranked 216 on money list Tour
* Richard Zokol
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 22 events, made cut 18 times, earned $194,617.75, Ranked 13 on money list

(MH) Dean Wilson
This WeekPhoenixT567-70-68-70--6,975,000 Yen
YTDEntered 20 events, made cut 16 times, earned 115,114,750 Yen, Ranked 2 on money list

On Waviers
Jeff Quinney
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 3 events, made cut 1 times, earned $11,400.00, Ranked 0 on money list

Senior PGA Tour
Billy Casper
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 3 events, made cut 2 times, earned $6,568.50, Ranked T234 on money list
Johnny Miller
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 0 events, made cut 0 times, earned $0.00, Ranked 0 on money list
Bruce Summerhays
This WeekIdle   
YTDEntered 34 events, made cut 34 times, earned $904,616.57, Ranked 20 on money list

* Mormon News has enough information to make it likely that this athlete is either Mormon or has Mormon heritage. But we have so far been unable to confirm this suspicion.

(MH) - Mormon Heritage - This athlete is either an inactive LDS Church member, or has Mormon heritage.


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