Las Vegans Tyler Gaston, Tim Hasson lead way with fourth career spot on Academic All-MW Team.
Football leads way with 18 players on the Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
UNLV became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000
Seniors Tim Hasson, Tani Maka, Alex Klorman, junior Cameron Jefferson and sophomore Nick Sherry will serve as team captains this season.
The Rebels will return experience and add depth to the secondary this year.
UNLV: A local product who is the team's leading returning tackler from last season ... Worked his way from an invited walk-on to a starting scholarship defender that was chosen to represent his team's defense at the 2013 Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas ... Has played in all 38 games as a Rebel and is listed No. 1 at strongside linebacker heading into fall ... Name is pronounced "HAH-sin" ... Is the half-brother of fellow UNLV potential defensive starter Tajh Hasson ... Already a three-time Academic All-MW honoree.
2012: Started all 13 games at SLB and finished second on the team with 76 total tackles, including five for-loss ... Recorded his first QB sack as a Rebel in the season opener vs. Minnesota ... Also grabbed his first interception vs. the Gophers and returned it 44 yards to set up a field goal ... Made at least eight tackles in four straight games, culminating with a career-high 14 takedowns in Game Seven vs. UNR ... Blocked a field-goal attempt by Wyoming in Game 12 that teammate Sidney Hodge returned for a 53-yard touchdown that marked the first such score in school history.
2011: Played in every game for the second consecutive season, including starting five of the last six outings at linebacker ... Finished with 46 total tackles, including one TFL ... Earned a full scholarship in his second season.
2010: Walked onto squad and earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games ... Totaled 19 tackles and recovered one fumble ... Got into the end zone in his second game as a collegian when he picked up a punt that was blocked by Nate Carter and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown at Utah ... Winner of the 2010 Jack Gilmore Coaches Award, which is given to a former or current walk-on player who excelled on the field.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial HS ... A two-time letterwinner for the Spartans ... Played safety and wide receiver for coach Rob Vollan, who retired in 2011 ... A First-Team All-Northwest Division selection on defense as a senior after turning in six games with 10 or more tackles, finishing with 106 takedowns and leading CMHS to the Sunset Region title game ... Also had eight receptions for 187 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in the run-heavy offense.
PERSONAL: Timothy J. Hasson was born Jan. 21, 1992, in Los Angeles ... The son of Anthony Hasson and Raiko Lewis ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
TIM HASSON'S DEFENSIVE STATS YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT TFL INT SCK FF FR BLK 2012 13-13 35 41 76 5.0-18 1-44 1.0-7 0 1-0 1 2011 12-5 18 28 46 1.0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 2010 13-0 13 6 19 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1-0 0 TOTAL 38-18 66 75 141 7.0-22 1-44 1.0-7 0 2-0 1