Annual Rebels In The Pros Update
All eight former Rebels in training camps saw their teams win.
Four former UNLV players sign as undrafted free agents, three more earn tryouts.
A dozen former Rebels timed and measured by scouts from nine NFL teams.
UNLV got off to an early lead, but a strong second half performance gave Houston the win.
UNLV: An accomplished, veteran pass-rusher who transferred from the University of Washington in time for the 2014 season ... Joined the squad on Aug. 8 after being accepted into the graduate program at UNLV ... Will pursue his master's degree in public administration after earning his bachelor's in June from UW ... Eligible to play immediately as a fifth-year graduate transfer ... Will look to earn time in the Rebel defensive line rotation this fall.
WASHINGTON: A three-time letterman for the Pac-12 Conference school located in Seattle.
2013: Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 ... Played in every game other than vs. Cal, which he missed due to injury ... Made seven total tackles, including three sacks, in the Huskies' win over Illinois in Chicago ... Turned in a tackle for loss and forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in the win over Colorado.
2012: Started the first three games of the season at rush end ... Posted four tackles, including a sack, vs. San Diego State ... Four tackles at LSU ... Two tackles and forced a fumble vs. Stanford ... Four tackles, including half a sack in win at California ... Made two tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble in the win over Utah ... Had five tackles, including two sacks, and also forced a fumble in Washington's win at Colorado ... had four tackles, one sack and a forced fumble at WSU ... started the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas vs. Boise State, finishing with three tackles, one for a loss, and two forced fumbles.
2011: Played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman, starting seven of the 13 at defensive end... Notched three sacks and five total tackles vs. Baylor in the Alamo Bowl ... In the Apple Cup win over WSU, finished with four tackles, including 2.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble ... Three tackles and a sack at Oregon State ... Two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the win over California ... Two tackles, one sack, at Utah ... Two tackles and a sack at USC.
2010: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Kaiser HS where he played for coach Phil Zelaya ... Named the Defensive MVP of the Sunkist League and co-Defensive Player of the Year of the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division ... One of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top high school linebacker ... Named to the Riverside Press-Enterprise all-area team ... Recorded 105 tackles as a senior ... Played in the U.S. Army All-America game following senior season ... Scored a touchdown on a 77-yard return of a blocked field goal in that game ... Played on the San Bernardino County squad in the Inland Empire All-Star game following senior year ... as a junior credited with 88 tackles and 17 sacks ... a PrepStar All-American who was ranked the No. 9 outside linebacker and No. 137 overall recruit in the nation by rivals.com, which also listed him as the No. 19 prospect in the state of California.