UNLV: A hard-working former walk-on who earned a scholarship as a reserve offensive lineman ... Listed No. 2 at left tackle behind Matt Murphy heading into fall ... A top student who earned Academic All-MWC honors in 2006 and `07 ... Also made the Dean's List last fall and spring ... Last name is pronounced "JEB-bree-EL."
2007: Played in eight games on the line ... Made first career start at left tackles vs. Hawaii.
2006: Played in eight games along offensive line.
2005: Earned first letter as a Rebel by playing in five games, primarily as a special teams blocker ... Named Rebels' offensive scout team player of the year. 2004: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Chaparral HS ... Two-time letterwinner under coach Cary Mitchell ... Played DE, DT, OG and OT for the Cowboys ... Lettered in wrestling and was an all-region selection in 2003-04 ... Ran the 100 meters.
PERSONAL: Mario Jeberaeel was born on Oct. 20, 1986, in Detroit, MI ... The son of Jamal and Manahel Jeberaeel ... Has a younger sister, Olivia ... Majoring in university studies.