the Rebels' offensive line returns experienced core for 2013 season.
OL Doug Saeks and RB Shaquille Murray-Lawrence bring Class of 2013 to 22 members.
Day Three of preseason practice for UNLV football.
UNLV: A nice-sized blocker who is one of three redshirt offensive linemen that will be looking to provide depth to UNLV's front in 2013 ... One of three Canadians on the roster along with fellow-blocker Brett Boyko (Saskatchewan) and newcomer running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence (Ontario).
2012: Redshirted season ... Was the first player to commit to the class of 2012, pledging to the school in July 2011 over interest from Washington State, Idaho State and Boise State ... A three-star recruit according to ESPNU, which ranked him the No. 117 offensive tackle in the class.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Mission Secondary School under coach Kevin Watrin ... A three-year letterwinner that saw time on the offensive and defensive lines ... A key component for the Roadrunners as a senior as they went 11-2 and won the provincial championship ... Named a provincial and conference all-star as a senior and a conference all-star as a junior when his team finished 7-4 ... Also competed in basketball.
PERSONAL: Thomas Arthur Clarkson was born Feb. 11, 1994, in Mission, British Columbia, Canada ... The son of Dana and Larry Clarkson ... Father, Larry, played college football at the University of Montana and was an eighth-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 1988 ... He later played four seasons for the CFL's British Columbia Lions ... Has an older brother, Zach, a younger brother, Matt, and two younger sisters, Annie and Kota ... Majoring in political science.