UNLV: A good-sized, hard-hitting linebacker who looks to make an even bigger impact as a sophomore this fall ... Turned in a solid spring effort and is listed No. 1 along with newcomer Ryan McAleenan at the MLB spot heading into fall ... Last name is pronounced "por-SHAY."
2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in nine games ... Totaled seven tackles on the season.
2012: Redshirted season after joining team in fall camp ... Named UNLV's Co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Venice HS ... A two-year letterwinner under coach Angelo Gasca ... Excelled at linebacker and defensive end but also played some tight end ... Earned First Team All-Western League honors and was a second team all-city selection ... Helped the Gondoliers to a 10-2 record as a senior, after a 6-6 season during his junior year ... Recorded 70 tackles, including four sacks as a junior, but upped his numbers to 96 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior.
PERSONAL: Ignatius Donnell Porchia Jr. was born Nov. 21, 1992, in Los Angeles ... The son of Delores Jones and Ignatius Porchia Sr. ... Majoring in public administration.