Academic all-Big West (2000)
Utah State: Listed as the starter at tight end... One of the more experienced players on the offensive side of the ball with two letters.
2001 (Jr.): Started five games... Pulled in three receptions for 38 yards and one touchdown... Had a 22-yard reception against Oregon as well as a 10-yarder against Connecticut and a six-yard catch against South Florida... His touchdown came against Connecticut.
2000 (So.): Started nine games... Was fifth on the team in receptions with 15 for 190 yards... Caught a two-point conversion... Had at least one reception in nine-of-11 games... His three catches against Idaho were season high, while his 56 yards on two receptions against Boise State was his best yardage total.
1999 (RS): Redshirted after transferring from Wyoming.
Previous College: Lettered at Wyoming in 1996, but did not record any statistics before going on an LDS Mission in 1997 and 1998.
High School: Was an honorable mention All-America selection by USA Today as a senior at Evanston High School... Also earned first-team all-state honors that year as well... Was a two-time all-conference selection... Selected to play in the Wyoming Shrine Bowl... Also competed in track and was third in the 110-meter hurdles and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles... He also played basketball... Was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Oct. 15, 1977 in Evanston, Wyo... Son of Dennis and Vicki Poppinga... His brother Brady plays football at BYU... Is a business administration major... Married and his wife’s name is Britt.
Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2000 11/9 15 190 12.7 0 49 2001 8/5 3 38 12.7 1 22