The offensive lineman was forced to look elsewhere when Humboldt State dropped football last year. He landed at UNLV and is the second-team left tackle.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
The Rebels senior wide receiver makes sure he is actively involved in the community. He has had a strong interest in serving others since he was 6.
The sophomore wide receiver, who caught 31 passes for 422 yards and six TDs last season, practiced Tuesday for the first time in pads since sustaining a concussion July 2.
UNLV’s season opener against Southern Utah on Aug. 31 will be streamed on unlvrebels.com, and the Sept. 7 game against Arkansas State on Facebook.
UNLV defensive end Nate Neal received athletic genes from both sides of his family. His mother, Yvette McLeod, was an 11-time All-America track athlete at USC and nearly made the 1988 Olympics.
The Rebels coach wasn’t pleased with Saturday’s scrimmage at Sam Boyd Stadium, three weeks before the season opener Aug. 31 against Southern Utah.
UNLV’s athletic department will celebrate each decade at the stadium in the first five home games, beginning with a look back at the 1970s for the Aug. 31 opener.
The 6-foot-10-inch center is the fourth member of UNLV’s 2020 class and the third with Las Vegas ties. He will attend a prep school in Arizona this academic year.
The Rebels will go through two 30-minute halves with a running clock Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in their most consequential scrimmage of the preseason.
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez chuckled at negative comments from Reno-based Nevada Sports Net regarding the helmet the Rebels will wear in the Aug. 31 season opener.
The second back into a game will depend on the opponent and what kind of offense the Rebels are in at the time and not necessarily a reflection of the depth chart.
UNLV’s quarterbacks didn’t have much time to throw or many passing lanes to throw into in practice Thursday morning at Rebel Park. The Rebels returned to practice after taking off Wednesday.
UNLV put on the full uniform on Tuesday night when the Rebels practiced at Sam Boyd Stadium. They usually practice in the morning at Rebel Park on campus.
Sophomore wide receiver Randal Grimes signed with Southern California in 2017 out of Desert Pines High School. He transferred to UNLV on July 1.