Spring practice is a wrap after big crowd watches Rebels scrimmage on campus.
UNLV: Has played on both sides of the ball but is entrenched on the defensive line as a senior … Listed as a reserve at one end spot heading into the fall … Also spent time as a tight end during his Rebel career … Played TE, DE, QB, RB and handled the punting and kickoff duties as a prep star … One of six players on the current roster from the state of Arizona … Last name is pronounced “zah-PED-ah.”
2016: Appeared in two games and totaled six tackles, including his first collegiate QB sack in the season-opening victory over Jackson State on Sept. 1.
2015: Played in four games, including making his first career start at DE vs. San Diego State in Game 11 … Finished with eight total tackles.
2014: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games … Totaled four tackles during debut season.
2013: Redshirted season while practicing as a tight end.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Camelback HS under coach Brandon McNutt … An all-around athlete who excelled at multiple positions on the field in high school … Earned first team all-state honors at defensive end as a senior for the Spartans … Recorded 46 tackles, including 10 sacks, recovered one fumble and returned it for a touchdown in 2012 … Had 900 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 37 catches … Passed for 550 yards and three touchdowns … Also ran for 300 yards on 28 carries, including two scores … Earned all-state honorable mention and first team all-section as a junior at tight end … Earned Academic Athlete honors as a junior … Also lettered as a forward in basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL: Antonio Michael Zepeda was born in Des Moines, IA … Majoring in public administration