UNLV: A heady defender who hails from local power Bishop Gorman High ... Has seen time in the secondary as well as on special teams.
2011: Played in four games as a sophomore, primarily on special teams.
2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 12 games ... Totaled 13 tackles playing defense and on special teams ... Had one tackle for loss.
2009: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in his only season at Bishop Gorman HS where he graduated in 2009 ... Transferred to the Las Vegas school from Kentucky where he played at Murray HS his first three seasons ... A playmaker with a nose for the football who led the state in interceptions with eight in 2008 ... Added 37 tackles as a senior ... Caught 44 passes for 519 yards and seven TDs as a junior in the Blue Grass State ... Was a First-Team All-Sunset West selection and a Second-Team All-Sunset pick ... Also named second team all-state ... Also competed in track and field during his high school career ... Competed for the West in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl held in Conway, S.C. on Jan. 7.
PERSONAL: John Edward Therrell was born on May 1, 1991, in Williamsport, PA ... The son of Dawn and Dennis Therrell ... His father was also his defensive coordinator for the Rebels in 2009 and went on to be an assistant coach for the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives ... Chose UNLV over Air Force and Navy ... Has a younger brother, Cody, and a younger sister, Abby ... Majoring in political science.
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