UNLV second baseman Edarian Williams was selected by a panel of MLB scouts to partake in a day of workouts and a Northwoods League showcase Tuesday featuring Great Lakes Division players.
The 37-year-old was promoted to the position last month by Rebels coach Tony Sanchez after his offensive coordinator stepped aside because of a medical issue.
The start of fall practice reminds longtime observers of the UNLV football program of when prison inmates played a significant role in training camp.
UNLV ended practice Friday at Rebel Park 40 minutes early so players can be eased into training camp. Also, running back Biaggio Ali Walsh’s request for a waiver to play this season was denied.