Joe Miklos
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Joe Miklos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Concord, Calif.

High School:
De La Salle HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
06/08/1983

Experience:
3L

UNLV: A speedy, hard-hitting defender who is the Rebels' leader in the secondary ... Solidified his starting spot at left safety position during spring practice ... Team's top returning tackler is a 2005 preseason first team All-MWC choice by Athlon and Lindy's ... A game-changer who looks to become even more of a factor after the graduation of two-time All-American safety Jamaal Brimmer ... Shares league record with Brimmer for career fumbles returned for TDs with two each ... Moved to secondary after spending 2002 as a linebacker ...

2004: Started all 11 games at free safety and earned honorable mention All-MWC after posting 86 tackles and ranking 12th in MWC with 7.8 tackles per game ... Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week after leading his team to win over UNR ... Led squad with two interceptions for 79 return yards and seven passes defended ... Ranked third in MWC and 10th in the nation with four forced fumbles ... Named preseason Second Team All-MWC by Athlon and Lindy's and third team by Phil Steele's ...

2003: Started all 12 games at free safety ... An honorable mention all-conference performer ... Finished second on the team and 12th in MWC with 82 tackles ... Scored two touchdowns ... His 61-yard fumble return helped UNLV down New Mexico and a 45-yard fumble recovery gave his team the lead vs. CSU three weeks later ... Ranked second on team with three forced fumbles ... Posted his first two career interceptions, grabbing one each vs. BYU and SDSU ...

2002: Earned first Rebel letter by playing in seven of 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded first career tackle ... 2001: Redshirted ...

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of De La Salle HS ... Two-way standout for the high school national championship squad ... Two-year letterman for the Spartans, who went undefeated during that span (25-0 in 1999-00) in the Bay Valley Athletic League and won the state title in 1999 as well ... Played both linebacker and tight end for coach Bob Ladaceur ... Caught 10 balls for 200 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Totaled 92 tackles and seven sacks as well ... Named to East Bay's Cream of the Crop and first team all-league in 2000 ...

PERSONAL: Joseph Michael Miklos was born on June 8, 1983, in Mesa, AZ ... The son of Jon and Tina Miklos ... Has two sisters, Jessica and Jordan ... Majoring in university studies.

MIKLOS' DEFENSIVE STATS
YEAR	UT	AT	TT	TFL-YDS	        SACK-YDS	        INT-YDS	PD	FF
2004	44	42	86	4.5-34		3-28		2-79	5	4
2003	49	33	82	1-1		0-0		2-29	2	3
2002	1	0	1	0-0		0-0		0-0	0	0
TOTAL	94	75	169	5.5-35		3-28		4-108	7	7
 
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