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Another UNLV football starter hits transfer portal

UNLV’s football exodus continued Thursday, as starting center Leif Fautanu became the latest Rebel to enter his name in the transfer portal, announcing his decision on social media.

Fautanu, a 6-foot-2-inch center from Honolulu, started all 12 games as a junior after earning the starting job in 2021. He helped anchor an offensive line that produced a 1,000-yard rusher for the second consecutive season.

The junior had expressed dismay after coach Marcus Arroyo’s firing while the Rebels painted the Fremont Cannon on Nov. 28, saying the decision was a “blindside.”

Fautanu is the fourth UNLV starter to enter his name in the transfer portal, joining wide receiver Kyle Williams, cornerback Nohl Williams and running back Aidan Robbins.

Contact reporter Andy Yamashita at ayamashita@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ANYamashita on Twitter.

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