UNLV: A versatile defensive player who is expected to see his first significant playing time as a senior this fall ... Listed No. 2 at one DE spot heading into the season ... One of two players who graduated from American Samoa high schools currently on the Rebel roster along with fellow-lineman Isaako Aaitui.
2009: Broke forearm before first game but earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in the final two games of the season.
2008: Made his Rebel debut by appearing on special teams vs. BYU.
2007: Sat out season recovering from ACL injury suffered during spring practice ... Enrolled full-time at UNLV in January.
AMERICAN SAMOA JC: Spent the fall 2006 semester attending the junior college but did not compete in football.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Faga'itua HS in Pago, Pago ... Lettered twice for the Vikings under coach Suaese Taase ... Vikings won two island championships ... Named the team MVP ... Played basketball for four years and baseball for three.
PERSONAL: Daniel Tanielu Neemiah Mareko was born on June 3, 1988 ... The son of Saga and Sita Mareko ... Majoring in physical education.