UNLV - NAU Post Game Notes
Also, why the elevation in Ely helps the Rebels prepare for the season.
Cornett, kickers star in final spring practice event.
Rebels stage entertaining practice heading into spring break.
Defense shines in Monday practice.
UNLV: A quick, tough, versatile offensive weapon that will look to have a big impact in his one and only year on the field with the Rebels ... Competes as a combo running back/receiver, he is also a threat at punt returner.
2011: One of three midyear transfers for the Rebels, he enrolled in January and took part in spring practice but sat out the season.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played his sophomore season at the College of the Sequoias located in Visalia, CA, rushing for more than 800 yards during the 2010 season ... Also averaged 26.6 yards on kickoff returns and 9.5 on punt returns ... Named the Football Athlete of the Year for COS by the Visalia Quarterback Club ... Missed the 2009 season because of a broken collarbone ... Competed his freshman year at Reedley (CA) College ... Named first team all-state at both running back and all-purpose back in 2008 after rushing for 796 yards and 14 TDs while averaging 32.8 on kickoffs and 10.4 on punts.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Fleming Island HS in Orange Park, FL ... Lettered three years for coach Neal Chipoletti ... Also competed in track for the Golden Eagles.
PERSONAL: Eric Maurice Johnson was born on March 26, 1988, in Jacksonville, FL ... The son of Cassandra and Fredrick Johnson ... Has one brother and three sisters ... Majoring in sociology.