Both former Rebels selected by the BC Lions.
Four former UNLV players sign as undrafted free agents, three more earn tryouts.
Alumni showing up to see the happenings under new head coach Tony Sanchez.
A dozen former Rebels timed and measured by scouts from nine NFL teams.
For the ninth straight year, UNLV Athletics is represented by at least 35 Rebels on Fall Academic All-MW Team.
UNLV: A highly decorated blocker from North of the Border who was a four-year starter for the Rebels … Last name is pronounced “BOY-ko” … After joining the Rebels in 2010, he converted to the offensive line and started all 43 games of his career up front after having played quarterback and defensive line for St. Joseph’s High School … One of two Rebels to attend the NFL Combine in Indianapolis … Invited to play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17 but was not able to take part because of an arm injury suffered in the final game of his collegiate career … Would have been the first Rebel offensive lineman to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the first to play in any postseason all-star game since Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley appeared in the Texas vs. Nation game in 2009 … Boyko was named the No. 1 eligible prospect for the 2015 Canadian Football League Draft in the league’s official September rankings … A top student who was a four-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree and a member of the UNLV Dean’s Honor List for Spring 2014.
2014: Named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference after starting all 13 games as a senior … Moved from left tackle to left guard to help his team's depth at midseason … Allowed just one quarterback sack on the year … Led Rebels in finished blocks in 2014 … A unanimous 2014 preseason All-Mountain West Conference selection and a member of the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, he was also listed among the Top-10 NFL Talent in the league and “Best Pass Blocker” by Lindy’s magazine … Phil Steele’s ranked him as No. 24 offensive tackle in the nation … One of two players, along with Devante Davis, to represent UNLV at the 2014 Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas.
2013: Started all 13 games at left tackle and allowed just one QB sack during the regular season ... Named Second Team All-MW to become the first Rebel blocker to earn first or second team all-league since Joe Critchfield in 2004.
2012: Played and started in just four games (Minn., NAU, LTU and UNR) during the season while battling injury ... Missed most of the action after earning Preseason First Team All-Mountain West from Lindy's, second team from Athlon and third team from Phil Steele's ... Lindy's named him "Best Pass Blocker" in the conference heading into the season.
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting every game at left tackle, including making his collegiate debut at No. 10 Wisconsin in the season opener ... Named Second Team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele's as well as Honorable Mention Freshman All-America from College Football News and Honorable Mention All-MW from the conference.
2010: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of St. Joseph HS ... A three-year letterwinner under coach Darin Wist ... Lettered his sophomore and junior seasons at defensive end before ending his prep career as the Guardians' starting quarterback in 2009 ... Also lettered three times in basketball.
PERSONAL: Brett William Harry Boyko was born Aug. 4, 1992, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ... The son of Pat and Rob Boyko ... Has an older brother, Ryan, and a younger brother, Nic ... Earned his degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in public administration.