UNLV's defensive line has a number of newcomers who will look to help the Rebels this fall.
UNLV: Listed No. 1 at one defensive end spot following spring practice.
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in all 12 games … Totaled nine tackles, shared in one quarterback sack and broke up one pass … Scored a touchdown by picking up a fumble and rumbling 28 yards into the end zone in the season-opening victory over Jackson State ... Play earned him a week one recognition from the Piesman Trophy, the only award that honors offensive and defensive linemen who run, pass or catch the football.
2015: Redshirted season … Last name is pronounced “duh-DASH-tee-on.”
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Mission Viejo HS in Mission Viejo, CA ... Also spent one season at Midwestern Preparatory Academy in Orland Park, Ill. under coach Marques Sullivan ... Missed majority of senior season in 2013 with the Diablos after suffering a foot injury in the first game of the season ... Ranked No. 30 on the OCVarsity’s Hot 150 list heading into the season ... Also prepped at Santa Margarita Catholic HS in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA ... As a junior, helped the Eagles finish with a 9-3 overall record.
PERSONAL: Nicholas Derek Dehdashtian is the son of Tina Porter and Derek Dehdashtian … Father played college and Minor League baseball … Has two half-brothers, Nolan and Nathan … Majoring in psychology.