UNLV: A veteran presence who is listed No. 1 at one DE spot heading into fall … Last name is pronounced “FEE-now.”
2016: Appeared in all 12 games, including starting two … Finished with a career-high 12 tackles and his first QB sack as a Rebel … Also broke up two passes.
2015: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, including starting nine … Finished with 10 total tackles, including two TFL … One of three midyear signees who enrolled at UNLV in January and took part in spring practice with the Rebels.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played one season at Los Angeles Valley College … Appeared in seven games for the Monarchs and recorded 16 total tackles as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Cathedral HS in Los Angeles, CA … Earned one letter under coach Kevin Pearson … Played defensive end and also saw time at linebacker for the Phantoms … Earned second team all-league honors as a senior.
PERSONAL: Mark Finau was born in Inglewood, CA … The son of Vili and Sofia Finau … Has one brother, Josh, and two sisters, Manvna’a and Ahilupi … Majoring in criminal justice.