UNLV: Joined the program in January and took part in his first collegiate spring practice ... The only member of the 2011 class from the state of Nevada ... Played both ways in high school ... Moved from linebacker to fullback during fall preseason camp ... Last name is pronounced "ah-FO-ah."
2011: Grayshirted after signing with UNLV in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Foothill HS ... A three-year letterwinner for coach Marty Redmond, seeing time at running back, safety, receiver, punt returner and kick returner ... A knee injury cut his senior season short for the Falcons, who went 10-2 in 2010 ... Despite the missed time, he was named second team All-Sunrise Southeast as a running back by Nevada Prep Report ... As a junior, he had two interceptions and rushed for 703 yards and added 19 receptions for 167 yards and scored nine touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Connor Afoa was born on July 29, 1993, in Castro Valley, CA ... The son of Michelle O'Neil Afoa and Freddy Afoa ... Has an older brother, Dylan, and an older sister, Antoinette ... Has not declared a major.