2013 spring practice draws to a close with annual on-campus football festival.
UNLV: One of two grayshirts that joined team in January and took part in their first spring practice ... A hard-hitting defender that will begin his collegiate career as a safety ... Last name is pronounced "Lee."
2012: Grayshirted season after signing with the program in February ... One of 10 recruits from California to sign with UNLV in 2012 ... Played both defensive back and outside linebacker in high school.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Central HS under coach Casey Quinn ... A three-year letterwinner, he helped the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record his senior year and 7-3 as both a sophomore and junior ... Earned All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors all three seasons on the field ... Named Second Team All-Bee from the Fresno Bee as a senior.
PERSONAL: Matt Kevin Lea was born Sept. 23, 1993, in Fresno, CA ... The son of Kim and Kevin Lea ... Has two older sisters, Jenny and Shanda and one brother, Justin ... His cousin, Cliff Harris, played defensive back at Oregon and in the NFL for the New York Jets ... Has not declared a major.