|Hometown:||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|High School:||Brighton HS|
Did not appear for the Tigers, taking a redshirt season.
A two-year varsity starter and three-year letter winner at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, Essig was a First Team All-Region outfielder as a junior, earning the team’s Slugger Award after leading the team in batting average at .462. As a senior, Essig drove in 25 runs, tallied 13 extra-base hits and posted a .672 slugging percentage for coach Kelcey Kemp.
Off the field, Essig teamed with Sam Kaplan, a player from Utah Region 4 rival Cottonwood, and the two organized and hosted a charity pink baseball game, with the help of Swing For Life, a non-profit organization that benefits the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Essig was also a member of the Brighton High School Honor Roll.
Brian Lyn Essig… Son of Ron and Toba Essig... Has younger brother Adam… Business Administration major.