The death of former UNLV safety Kenny Keys Jr. on Friday was ruled a suicide by the Clark County coroner’s office. Keys. who was 25, died at his father’s home because of a gunshot to his head.
Former UNLV football player Kenny Keys has died, coach Tony Sanchez and athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said in statements Friday night. The details involving Keys’ death were not immediately known.
UNLV junior wide receiver Darren Woods Jr. was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. The trophy honors the combination of community service with achievements on the football field and in academics.
UNLV senior running back Lexington Thomas can break the school’s all-time rushing record this season. But he will have to share carries with sophomore Charles Williams.
South Florida wide receiver Grantis Poole tweeted Wednesday that he had committed to UNLV. He attends Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida.
In going 5-7 last season, UNLV still allowed averages of 31.8 points and 458.7 yards, still ranked ninth among 12 conference teams in total defense and still struggled forcing turnovers.
Mountain West football notes: UNLV guard Justice Oluwaseun is on track to possibly return in August from a torn ACL suffered in spring practices.
UNLV Evan Pantels was named to the Lou Groza Award watch list, an honor that goes to the nation’s top kicker.
The Mountain West will begin negotiating new TV contracts in April, and how the deals come together will affect the conference’s growth.
Boise State was the unanimous choice by the Mountain West media to win the conference’s Mountain Division, and UNLV was picked to finish third in the West Division.