UNLV: One of the fastest Rebels, "Q" returns as a three-year starter in the secondary and is listed No. 1 at one CB spot heading into the season ... Selected to represent team's defense at MW's annual media days event in July ... UNLV's leading returning tackler from the 2009 season also is the leading career tackler on this year's squad with 167 to his name ... Despite missing all of last fall, he was named 2011 Preseason Second Team All-MW by Lindy's and Fourth Team by Phil Steele's ... Earned spot on Dean's List after spring semester.
2010: Granted a medical hardship waiver ... Tried to play through the injury and came in for just one play at Utah in Game Two and made the tackle before being shut down for the remainder of the season.
2009: Started all 12 games at CB ... Ranked second in total tackles with 72 ... Had 4.5 tackles for loss, including two QB sacks ... Also forced a fumble ... Had season-high 10 takedowns, including eight solo stops, at UNR ... A preseason Third Team All-MW selection by Phil Steele's.
2008: Started 11 games at corner after missing the opener while recovering from injury suffered in preseason camp ... Finished with 44 total tackles ... Had interceptions in back-to-back victories late in the season ... Picked off an attempted halfback pass trick play vs. New Mexico and returned it 77 yards to help UNLV rally past the Lobos ... Hauled in another pick vs. Wyoming the following week ... A preseason Third Team All-MW selection at CB by Athlon.
2007: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, including starting eight at cornerback ... Finished second on team with two interceptions ... Ranked sixth on squad with 50 TT, including 35 solo ... Made at least one tackle in all but one game ... Recorded a season-high seven takedowns vs. Hawaii ... Grabbed his first career interception the following week in UNLV's shutout win over Utah ... Turned in six tackles and got his second pick at UNR ... Started his first collegiate game as a true freshman at Utah State and added four assisted tackles ... Enrolled full-time at UNLV in January.
2006: Grayshirted after signing with UNLV in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Mariner HS in Cape Coral, FL ... A two-year letterwinner for coach Robert Butz ... Made 68 tackles, two sacks and picked off one pass as a senior ... Also rushed for 836 yards and seven touchdowns for the Tritons ... Earned all-area and all-conference honors as a defensive back in 2005 as well as PrepStar All-Southeast Region honors ... An all-around athlete, he also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Quinton Jamall Pointer was born on April 16, 1988, in Fort Myers, FL ... The son of Gilbert Pointer and Tiffany Mitchell ... Has three brothers, Von, Roderick and Javaris, and one sister, Jasmine ... Majoring in recreation & leisure studies.