The Rebels' offensive line returns experienced core for 2013 season.
UNLV: A versatile player who lined up at six positions as a prepster and is now on his second with the Rebels ... Will battle Charles Howard for the starting spot at right guard this fall ... Last name is pronounced "gah-STRAIN."
2013: Played in five games, including starting the first four at RG ... Moved from tight end to offensive line during spring ball.
2012: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing the final seven games at TE and on special teams ... Missed the first four games because of injury ... Joined squad in January and competed in his first spring practice.
2011: Grayshirted after signing with the Rebels in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Woodbridge HS in Orange County ... A three-year letterman while playing TE and FB on offense and DE, NT, SS on defense as well as long-snapper for coach Rick Gibson ... Had 50 catches for 618 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to earning First Team All-Pacific Coast League honors as a senior TE ... Also played center for the Warriors' basketball team.
PERSONAL: Nick Gstrein was born Oct. 19, 1993, in Newport Beach, CA ... The son of Kay and Paul Gstrein ... Majoring in hospitality management.