Buckethead, semper fi. Nate is a mountain man, or is that mountain of a man?
He's one you will hear from in a good way.Much as I hate to agree
with a Utah graduate, you hit the nail on the head.
nate hartung weighed in at 335 this week! He's really shown some excellent
progress. BYU has made a great decision bringing him into the bringing him into
I have known Nate Hartung's family for years and have seen him develop as a
great all-around athlete as well as a fine young man. I know he has worked his
tail off to get to where he is just like Travis has. I know all the schools that
dropped their offers to him when he told them he was going on a mission are now
wishing they had reconsidered their decision. Just goes to show you how good
these young men come back as Returned Missionaries; more focused, more
dedicated, more in-tuned with their life goals, which benefits everyone they
associate themselves with including football programs and how short sighted some
football programs are. Many universities are learning from their 'mistakes' when
it comes to offering LDS kids like Nate Hartung an athletic scholarship even
though they know they will leave for a 2 year mission. BYU and many other
intermountain schools know the benefits from these offers and continue to be
better for their 2 year 'sacrifice' to the football program. I am a University
of Utah graduate, but enjoy seeing our Returned Missionaries continue to succeed
after their 2 year missions are over no matter the school!!!
Hi from New Zealand. We met Nate Hartung while he was serving in our Ward in
Ngaruawahia and as my husband Brian is the Ward Mission Leader we were able to
spend good quality time with Elder Hartung. What a great guy and excellent
missionary! He is going to do great things in his life. Good luck Nate! We know
you will do well.
Nate Hartung will be a solid rock in the BYU trenches...I think he would make an
even better nose guard than O-lineman.Regardless, this is a guy that could
play anywhere in the country (including the likes of Ohio State and co.).But, more importantly, he is a QUALITY person.
I've been lucky to get to know Travis while serving in our ward. He is an
excellent person, who has his head on straight. It would be a lot of fun to be
his team-mate on the field.
Just ignore the ankle biting Utah fans. Some of them are so desperate to find
SOMETHING to criticize that they will latch on to ANYTHING, even a harmless
throat-slashing gesture telling a team mate to cut the chatter.
Nate's about 6'3",a good height for a center. He's a great kid who was
recruited by some nice schools (Miami, Syracuse, Penn St., Notre Dame), who all
passed when he told them he was going on a mission...to BYU's benefit. His work
ethic is wonderful, an inherited familial trait. I can't wait to see how his
career plays out.
Really? Is that all you take away from this article?Go back to your
Ute boards, please, so we don't have to sift through your dreck on here.Nobody said these people are perfect...how are the boys up north doing?
Throat slashing like a producer when he yells "cut" not like a UTE Thug meaning
"I will slice your throat"!! Get your mind out of the gutter and learn some
class! Oh yeah, they don't teach that up north! GO COUGS!!!!PS: Way to go Travis, it was a pleasure serving with you! (Bean
Go Utes, and take the Weber Wildcats with you.
Yeah, lets depend on the Utes to keep the LDS church image up.
I'll join in. I work in Vegas where the humidity here with the heat is
currently worse than anything in Iowa. Give you props, cuz no one is building a
house in Vegas right now.BTW, it is humid in Provo now.
Nice, throat slashing motion, what a class act. Way to go BYU, keep up the good
image for our Church's youth!! GO UTES!!
Watched Nate play high school football - big guy - but is he ever fast on his
feet. He is around 6' 5". Happy to hear he is playing for BYU. He is also fun
to watch on the basketball court. Nate is an all around good guy.
Travis Bright is my favorite lineman!
I had the privilige of being Hartung's mission companion in New Zealand. This
guy is not only a beast, tossing kettlebells (cannon balls with a handle) like
most people toss pillows, but an all-around great man. He has slimmed down
quite a bit since high school, but he still broke every bike he had to ride. He
has great instincts for the field; and Bright is right, Hartung can break his
bench records and would be a safe bet to play some this year.Oh, and
Hartung, if you're reading this, Pavel sends his love.
Serious? Humid in Provo? I've been outside, building a house the last two
weeks in Iowa. You wanna know humid, come join me.Go Cougs!
Way to rep D-town!
How is todays scrimmage looking?
That is the kinda guy I would want in the trenches if I were handling the ball.
Or in the trenches next to him.
Nice story Dick. I don't need any more reasons to be a Cougar fan, but if I did,
this would be a good one. Quality kids, quality atmosphere and they may even win
some games, but win:loss doesn't change the personal values.
It's humid in Provo?
We are excited for the Cougs this season and you are one of the prime reasons.
What an inspiration! And it is exciting to hear about a newly returned
missionary from Aeo Te Aroha (Kiwiland) Go for it!
what a Bright spot in the sporting news!!! keep these articles coming
please...we love them.
I hope Travis wants to coach. I see a fantastic grad assistant/offensive line
coach in his future. Just so I get some perspective Dick, who tall is the 377
pound RM?Tell me at least 6'8".