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Matt Lea
Matt  Lea


Fresno, CA

High School:
Central HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 220




Graduating Rebels Set For Saturday Ceremonies

More than 50 current and former student-athletes are eligible to take part.


Showcase Cut Short By Storms But Marks Successful Spring For Rebels

UNLV closed its second spring session under head coach Tony Sanchez on Saturday.


#CampRebel: Final Scrimmage In The Books

UNLV Football only has two practices left in fall camp.


#CampRebel: UNLV Holds Historic Scrimmage At Nellis AFB

The Rebels held their first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday.


Team Scarlet Downs Team Gray In Showcase

2013 spring practice draws to a close with annual on-campus football festival.

UNLV:  A hard-hitting returning starter who is listed No. 1 at the strongside linebacker spot heading into fall … Last name is pronounced “Lee.”

2014: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games and starting six … Made his first collegiate start at San Diego State on Sept. 27 … Finished sixth on the team with 52 total tackles, including three for loss … Also recovered one fumble.

2013: Redshirted season.

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: Matthew 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 … Majoring in criminal justice.


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