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Evan Pantels
Evan  Pantels


Suwanee, GA

High School:
Peachtree Ridge HS

Last College:
Georgia St./Georgia Military

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190





UNLV Places Department-Best 52 On Fall Academic Team

Rebel football had a record haul with 26 student-athletes being named to the Fall 2017 Academic All-Mountain West Team.


Records Fall In Football's Win Over Idaho

Rebels roll on road behind Lexington Thomas' big day.


VIDEO/STORY: #CampRebel: Kicking Consistency

After a record-breaking year in 2016, junior kicker Evan Pantels is focused on keeping his consistency.


Pilgrim Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Track & Field senior Kaysee Pilgrim earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after posting an outdoor program record in the high jump last weekend.


Hudspeth Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Track & Field junior Najia Hudspeth earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after taking first in all four events she competed in at the Fresno State Bulldog Invite last weekend.

UNLV: A versatile booter who will look to serve again as both punter and place-kicker for the Rebels as a junior this fall … Can also serve as kickoff man … An honors candidate who turned in a record-setting season after transferring to UNLV, including making a remarkable 55 of his 56 combined kick attempts … Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean’s Honors List in Spring 2017 … Last name is pronounced “pan-TELLS.”

2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in all 12 games as the team’s starting PK and punter … Led squad in scoring with 81 points … Broke school record for highest field-goal percentage in a season by nailing 13 of 14 attempts for a 92.9-percent clip, which tied for fourth in the nation and bested Jim Cook’s Rebel record of 88.2 set in 1987 … Also posted the sixth perfect extra-point campaign in UNLV history and his 42 PATs were the most by any Rebel without missing one in a season (previous high was 37 by Kyle Watson in both 2008 and 2009) … After not even attempting a field goal in the first three games, he started his career by making his first six attempts before missing a 41-yard attempt at against Colorado State … He then made the final seven of the season, including a career-long 47-yarder vs. Nevada, Reno in the season finale on Nov. 26 … His 28-yard field goal with just over a minute left proved to be the game winner at Hawai’i on Oct. 15 … Twice made a career-high three attempts in one game (Sept. 24 vs. Idaho and Nov. 12 vs. Wyoming) … Posted a career-high 13 points in wild win over Wyoming … Also shined as UNLV’s punter, ranking 49th in the nation with an average of 41.7 yards per attempt … Booted eight punts 50 yards or longer, including a season-long best 66 yards in the win over the Cowboys … Averaged 40 yards or better in eight of the 12 games, including a season-best 48.0 on three boots in victory at Hawai’i … Also did most of the kicking off for the team.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Started at both kicker and punter in 2015 for Georgia Military College located in Milledgeville, GA … Finished with a punting average of 39.3 with a long of 69 … Dropped 13 attempts inside opponents’ 20-yard line … Also made half of his 12 field-goal attempts (long of 43) and 44 of 47 extra-point attempts for the Bulldogs under coach Bert Williams. 

GEORGIA STATE: Joined the FBS program in 2014 out of high school and took a redshirt season with the Panthers ... Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2014 semester.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Peachtree Ridge HS … Punter and PK for the Class 6A Lions under coach Mark Fleetwood ... Named second team all-county punter by the Gwinnett Daily Post ... Made 10 of 14 field goals as a senior ... Booted a school-record 53-yard field goal vs. Walton in the Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome ... Boasted 40-yard average on punts.

PERSONAL: Evan Alexander Pantels is the son of Maris and Rita Pantels … Majoring in marketing.


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