UNLV closed its second spring session under head coach Tony Sanchez on Saturday.
UNLV: A big-bodied, hard-hitting defenseman who is listed No. 1 at the MLB spot heading into the fall.
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in all 12 games … Finished with 10 total tackles as a junior … A midyear signee in December, he enrolled in UNLV in January and took part in spring practice.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played in 21 career games at Scottsdale CC, where he was once a teammate of current UNLV center Will Kreitler … Helped lead the Fighting Artichokes to a 7-4 record as a sophomore and an 8-3 record as a freshman … Finished with 164 total tackles, including 4.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss … Led the team as a sophomore with 95 tackles, including 2.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss, broke up three passes, forced and recovered a fumble and made an interception … Finished with a team-high 69 tackles as a freshman, including two sacks and 12 TFL, recovered two fumbles and broke up a pass.
ARIZONA: Redshirted the 2013 season at the Pac-12 school.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Willow Canyon HS in Surprise, Ariz. … Led the Wildcats to a 7-3 record as a senior … Lined up at running back and tight end on the offensive side of the ball and at defensive end and linebacker on defense … Earned first team all-region honors as a senior … Named one of the top 100 Arizona players.
PERSONAL: Brian Keyes is the son of Andrea and Vento Keyes … Has one older brother, Brandon … Majoring in communication studies.