UNLV is the first team in FBS history to list three players from Finland.
UNLV: An international product who hails from Finland and will add depth to the Rebel running corps as a sophomore … A three-time member of the UNLV Dean’s Honor List (fall 2013, fall 2014 and spring 2015).
2014: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in four games, primarily on special teams.
2013: Redshirted season … One of two Finnish players to suit up for the Rebels, joining senior linebacker Max Ehlert.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played on a club team while attending Mäkelänrinneteen Sports HS in Helsinki, Finland … Played for the Helsinki Roosters … Helped the Roosters to a national championship in 2012 while leading the league in rushing … Named a Maple League All-Star and played for the under 19 World Development team in the 2012 International Bowl in Austin, Texas … Was named Finland’s Best Youth Football Player in 2011 and was the Maple League Rookie of the Year … In 2010 was an exchange student at Layton Christian Academy in Utah and played football for the Eagles for one season … Rushed for 1,296 yards and scored 16 touchdowns in nine games … Also led the team with 64 tackles, including three sacks … Averaged 144 yards per game, which was the highest rushing average per game in the state … Earned 1A first team all-state honors.
PERSONAL: Henri Matti Jussilla was born Jan. 18, 1992, in Helsinki … The son of Maarit Patama-Jussila and Olli Jussila … Has one brother, Jere, and one sister, Erika … His father is an assistant coach for the Helsinki Roosters … Majoring in hospitality management.