UNLV rushes for 401 yards in 69-66 triple overtime win over Wyoming
UNLV: A hard-nosed but speedy defender out of a top California high school program … Listed No. 1 at weakside linebacker heading into the fall … Last name is pronounced “lau-LONG-ee.”
2016: Appeared in all 12 games and totaled 15 tackles, including one TFL, playing defense and special teams … Recovered a fumble in win over Wyoming on Nov. 12 after a teammate popped the ball loose on a big hit on a kickoff return.
2015: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games … Finished with five total tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Folsom HS under coaches Chris Richardson and Troy Taylor ... Earned first team all-metro honors as a senior when his team finished ranked ninth in the nation by USA TODAY ... Played in two all-star games: the Sacramento Bee 58th Optimist All-Star Game and the Polynesian All-American Bowl ... Helped the Bulldogs to a perfect 16-0 season and a CIF Division I state championship as a senior ... Rushed for 430 yards and 11 touchdowns and made 94 total tackles, including four sacks, and intercepted three passes, returning two for touchdowns ... Also a three-year letterwinner in lacrosse.
PERSONAL: Bailey Austin Laolagi was born in El Camino, CA ... The son of Val and Pam Laolagi ... Has one older brother, Val Jr. ... Dad played football at Sacramento State from 1991-92 … Majoring in kinesiological studies.