UNLV: A veteran leader who returns to the secondary after playing some linebacker a year ago ? Listed as the starter at strong safety and boasts four career interceptions ? A hard hitter and tough player, both mentally and physically ? Ranks 11th among UNLV?s career tacklers with 233 and second among active players ? Named 2000 preseason second team All-MWC at safety by The Sporting News ? 1999: Started all 11 games at either strong safety (4) or linebacker (7) ? Finished third on team with 87 total tackles and led squad in sacks with three ? Intercepted one pass vs. Utah ? Broke up seven passes to finish third on team ? 1998: Played in nine games, starting six at nickel spot ? Missed Wyoming and SMU games with right shoulder sprain ? Still finished with 7.3 tackles-per-game average, good for fourth on team ? Also tied for second on squad with five pass breakups ? 1997: Had best year among Rebel DBs ? Led team with three interceptions, the most picks for a Rebel since 1992 ? Started all 11 games at nickel ? Scored first career touchdown with 29-yard interception return vs. Colorado State ? Led UNLV and was 16th in conference in pass breakups with eight ? Was involved in college football?s award-winning Compaq Hit of the Year play when he snagged a ball popped loose by a stunning hit by teammate Mark Hays. Black returned the interception 29 yards ? Finished fourth on team with 80 total tackles ? 1996: Redshirted ? Had hand surgery early in season ? HIGH SCHOOL: A 1996 graduate of Clark HS ? Very athletic, Black also played quarterback for the Chargers ? Rated Nevada?s top prospect before season by one publication but missed four games senior year because of injuries ? Amassed long list of honors as a senior including Sunset Division All-Star team member, first team all-conference, team MVP, team captain and was one of two winners of Wendy?s HS Heisman Award for Nevada ? Also selected to participate in Down Under Bowl played in Australia ?A four-year letterman for coach Mike Gutsowksi, he played both ways entire career ? Recorded six interceptions as junior and had two picks in senior campaign ? Totaled more than 500 yards rushing and passed for two TDs as QB in ?95 ? Returned kickoff 93 yards for a score vs. Bishop Gorman at Sam Boyd Stadium ? Member of 1993 state champion squad that defeated McQueen HS, 7-3, in title game ? A four-sport letterman who played baseball, basketball and ran track when not on gridiron ? Served as sportswriter for school paper and yearbook ? PERSONAL: Randy Black was born on Jan. 5, 1978, in Richmond, KY ? The son of Randall and Deana Black ? Father played at Eastern Kentucky for one season ? Fan of hard-hitting DB Ronnie Lott, whom he met during ?99 spring practice when the former John Robinson student addressed the team ? Majoring in criminal justice.