Nearly 70 UNLV student-athletes eligible for Spring Commencement.
Las Vegans Tyler Gaston, Tim Hasson lead way with fourth career spot on Academic All-MW Team.
Football leads way with 18 players on the Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
UNLV is the first team in FBS history to list three players from Finland.
UNLV football head coach Bobby Hauck's fourth recruiting class at the school, made up of 20 future Rebels, was announced during Wednesday's initial day of the national signing period.
UNLV: A hard-hitting, spark-plug of a linebacker that hails from Helsinki, Finland ... After getting his feet wet on the Division I level last fall, he is expected to battle Tani Maka for the starting spot at MLB ... Only the second Finn to ever play at the FBS level according to www.europlayers.com ... The first European player to be a member of the Rebels since PK Hubi Schulze Zumkley finished his career in 2005 ... One of 18 UNLV football players named to the 2012 Academic All-Mountain West team ... Also earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
2012: A JC transfer who joined the team in time for fall camp ... Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games ... Finished with 29 total tackles, including two for loss ... Also added a forced fumble.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent his freshmen and sophomore seasons at Chabot College in Hayward, CA ... Named First Team All-Golden Gate Conference in 2011 after leading the Gladiators in sacks, tackles per game, tackles for loss per game and fumble recoveries ... Started as a freshman at safety and moved to linebacker as a sophomore ... Was a team captain in 2011.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played on a club team while attending Etu Toolon Lukio ... Played for the Helsinki Roosters under coach Kalle Karppinen ... Was named Finland's Best Youth Football Player in 2008 ... Named a European Junior Championships All-Star and Maple League all-star safety ... Helped the Roosters to back-to-back second-place finishes.
PERSONAL: Maximilian Ehlert was born March 2, 1989, in Hamburg, Germany ... The son of Regine Ehlert and Richard Frieddrich ... Has a younger sister, Saara ... Majoring in hospitality management.
EHLERT'S DEFENSIVE STATS YEAR GP-GS UT AT TOT TFL SCK FF FR 2012 13-0 12 17 29 2.0-3 0-0 1 0