UNLV: A versatile veteran from Texas who has already lettered from both sides of the line during his Rebel career ... A special teams mainstay who will also look for time in the rotation at defensive end as a senior this fall ... Listed No. 2 at one spot behind Parker Holloway heading into the fall ... Represented UNLV at the NCAA Regional Student-Athlete Development Conference in 2008 in San Diego.
2011: Moved back to defense during spring and appeared in all 12 games, including as part of multiple special teams ... Finished with three total tackles.
2010: Began season on defense but moved over to play fullback at midseason ... Made first career start on either side of the ball as a blocking back vs. UNR in Week Seven ... Also started vs. TCU and Wyoming.
2009: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Finished with two total tackles.
2008: Redshirted season ... Named UNLV's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Plano Senior HS ... A two-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, where he was coached by his father, Gerald Brence ... Helped PSHS to a 13-2 record his senior year as the team advanced to the 5A state semifinals, losing in double overtime ... Named first team all-district and second team all-county as a senior ... Finished 2007 with 67 tackles, 18 TFL and nine sacks.
PERSONAL: Beau Foster Brence was born on March 14, 1990, in Plano, TX ... The son of Liz and Gerald Brence ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Collin ... Ryan played safety at Army ... Graduating this year with a degree in journalism and media studies with a minor in history.
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