Also, why the elevation in Ely helps the Rebels prepare for the season.
Preseason practices now underway on campus.
UNLV - San Diego State Game Notes
Tim Cornett finished with 104 yards rushing for UNLV and Bradley Randle scored a short rushing touchdown.
Dionza Bradford contributed career-best 152 yards in 21-14 loss.
UNLV: A sturdy, well-built runner who has shown the potential to post a big play any time he touches the football ... Left the football program during Spring Practice but returned in time for fall camp and will look to re-earn his spot in the team's running rotation as a sophomore ... First name is pronounced "dee-ON-zay."
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Finished second on the team with 615 net rushing yards for an average of 51.2 yards per game ... His total was the second-most in a season for a UNLV player, just nine yards behind record-holder James Wofford (624 in 1997) ... Also caught eight passes for 45 yards with a long of 20 ... Saw his first significant time in Game Three at Washington State, finishing with 42 yards on nine carries ... Made his first career start in Game Six at Wyoming and rushed for 104 yars on 22 carries vs. the Cowboys ... Followed that up with a 21-carry, 121-yard performance in a win over Colorado State ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown vs. the Rams with a one-yard burst ... Hit the century mark in three out of four games when he went for a career-best 152 on 20 carries at New Mexico in Game 10 ... That game vs. the Lobos included a 45-yard touchdown scamper.
2010: Grayshirted season after signing with UNLV in February ... Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals ... Ranked the No. 70 RB recruit in the nation by Rivals and No. 148 by Scouts, Inc.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Serrano HS ... Earned three letters playing under coach Ray Maholchic ... Played running back and defensive back for the Diamondbacks ... Helped SHS post an 11-3 record in 2009 that included a run to the CIF finals ... Rushed for 1,347 yards and 17 touchdowns on 191 carries as a senior despite missing three games due to an ankle injury ... Exploded for 260 yards and six touchdowns in the CIF semifinals against Norte Vista HS ... Earned All-CIF, all-area and all-league honors as a senior ... Contributed 75 tackles on the defensive side of the ball ... Rushed for more than 1,500 yards as a junior and earned All-CIF, all-area and all-league honors.
PERSONAL: Dionza Antwoine Bradford was born on April 15, 1992, in Los Angeles, CA ... The son of Elicia Bradford and Victor Jones ... Has a sister, Nastachia Jones ... Chose UNLV over San Diego State ... Has not declared a major.
YEAR GP-GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG 2011 12-4 133 615 4.6 3 45