Nearly 70 UNLV student-athletes eligible for Spring Commencement.
The Rebels wore half-pads on the third day of preseason practice.
Check out the this week's edition of notes from Russ Langer's view in the press box.
UNLV - New Mexico Post Game Notes
Senior booter makes cut for second straight season.
UNLV: A potential honors candidate who will vie for punting, place-kicking and kickoff duties as a senior this fall ... Was a member of the 2011 Official Ray Guy Award Watch List after making an immediate impact as a punter ... Named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by Lindy's and third team by Phil Steele's ... One of 13 UNLV football players named to the 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team and also earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List for the fall 2011 semester ... The son of former longtime NFL kicker Mike Lansford.
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Punted 75 times for 3,093 yards ... The number of attempts was the fourth-most in UNLV single-season history ... Ranked third in the MW and 48th in the nation with an average of 41.2 yards per attempt ... Posted 12 punts 50 yards or longer, including a long of 66 vs. Southern Utah ... Placed 16 attempts inside opponent 20-yard lines ... Had a big debut for the Rebels at No. 10 Wisconsin, hitting a 56-yard punt on his first attempt and finishing averaging 44.4 yards on five attempts in the season opener ... Averaged at least 40 yards in the first seven games of the year, led by a season-best 47.4 average on five boots vs. SUU.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Santa Ana College ... JC Gridwire's Preseason All-America placekicker in 2010 ... Made 11-of-18 attempts in 2009 as a freshman with a season-long field goal of 50 yards ... As a sophomore, went 8-for-11 with a career-long of 52 yards en route to earning second team all-conference honors ... Also handled punting duties as a sophomore, averaging 43.7 yards per punt with six placed inside the 20-yard line and a long of 60 yards ... Named First Team All-California Region V as a punter.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of El Dorado HS ... Handled all kicking duties for coach Jeff Bailey ... Named first team all-league and second team all-county as a senior.
PERSONAL: Chase Michael Lansford was born on July 22, 1991, in Orange, CA ... The son of Michael and Teresa Lansford ... Has an older sister, McCall ... Mike Lansford spent nine seasons playing for the Los Angeles Rams under former UNLV coach John Robinson. Mike, who retired in 1992 as the Rams' all-time leading scorer, also played for another former UNLV coach, Harvey Hyde, when Hyde was on the staff at Pasadena City College ... Majoring in communication studies.
LANSFORD'S PUNTING STATS YEAR GP-GS NO YDS AVG LG TB FC I20 50+ BLK 2011 12-12 75 3,093 41.2 66 2 8 16 12 1