UNLV: A huge offensive lineman who continued his development and became an honors candidate as a senior ... Moved from right tackle to left guard in his final collegiate season ... A native of New Zealand, he has played football for just five years ... Name is pronounced "YO-han AH-c-AH-tah."
2008: Earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference after starting all 12 games for the second consecutive season (started 11 games at left guard and one at right tackle) ... Graded out highest among UNLV offensive linemen at 85 percent for the season ... Did not allow a single QB sack and recorded 34 knockdowns.
2007: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting all 12 games at right tackle.
2006: Redshirted ... One of eight offensive linemen signed by UNLV in 2006 class.
YUBA: A two-time letterwinner at the junior college located in Marysville, CA, under coach Ted Hoal ... Helped the 49ers win conference titles in 2004 and again in 2005.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, a military-style school located in Kapolei, HI ... Did not play football in high school.
PERSONAL: Johan Asiata was born on Dec. 19,1985, in Christchurch, New Zealand ... The son of Taeao and Jaunita Asiata ... He and his wife, Jana, welcomed son Auckland on Feb. 2, 2006 ... Has four brothers and one sister ... Chose UNLV over Oregon.