Jon van Vliet V- Journalist

John van Vliet was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. He attended Lighthouse Christian High School where he lettered four years in football and three years in basketball and track and field. John walked-on to the Idaho State University Bengal football team in 2008, redshirting that first year as a defensive end. After being moved to tight end and then offensive line the subsequent years, John earned a full-ride scholarship after the 2010 season. He finished his undergraduate degree in Journalism at ISU in 2012 and is currently working on his master’s degree in Rhetorical Studies. He also works with the sports media department for the Bengals. John grew up in a Christian home and was a “Christian” for most of his life. It would not be until getting to the college environment where his faith would be put to the test, and the foundation in God helped him keep closer to him. With the ups and downs of college life, John’s faith continues to strengthen each day. Throughout his college career, John has been an active participant with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and mentors younger players one-on-one with their walk with Christ. John puts together the athlete bios you will see on this website. He looks forward to meeting and talking to Christian athletes all over and sharing their testimonies.