Lone senior Will Kreitler looks to anchor the offensive line for the Rebels this season.
UNLV: A tough, physical local product who is an honors candidate as a sophomore returning starter … Listed No. 1 at right guard after spring practice … Named Third Team Preseason All-MW by Athlon … Last name is pronounced “PO-lew.”
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting all 12 games at right guard and did not allow a sack … Helped lead the UNLV rushing attack to 241.5 yards per game, which ranked 16th in the nation and was the program’s highest average since 1979.
2015: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Silverado HS under coach Andy Ostolaza … Ranked a three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout ... Ranked the No. 5 recruit in the state by 247Sports and No. 6 by Rivals … A first team all-state selection as a senior and a two-time first team all-league honoree … Played on both sides of the line for the Silverhawks.
PERSONAL: Justin Gata Polu was born in Honolulu, HI … The son of To’o and Bonnie Polu … Has two brothers, Jarvis and Jonah … Jarvis currenty plays football at Navy … Majoring in criminal justice.