UNLV's defensive line has a number of newcomers who will look to help the Rebels this fall.
UNLV: A supremely athletic defender who moved to linebacker last season after originally spending time as a defensive lineman … Listed No. 1 at strongside linebacker heading into the fall.
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in all 12 games … Finished with nine total tackles, including a QB sack at San Diego State on Oct. 8.
2015: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at Pittsburg HS under Victor Galli … Voted the Cal-High North Coast Section Defensive Player of the Year … Named First Team All-Metro, First Team All-East Bay and Second Team All-Northern California by MaxPreps … Helped the Pirates to a 10-3 record as a senior … Recorded 57 tackles, including 17.5 sacks, in his final year … Also was a two-year letterwinner on the wrestling team.
PERSONAL: Gabriel Anthony McCoy was born in Antioch, CA … The son of Kevin and Maja McCoy … Has three sisters: Kiera, Geah and Kayla; and three brothers: Kevin Jr., Kaden and Kyron … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.