For the ninth straight year, UNLV Athletics is represented by at least 35 Rebels on Fall Academic All-MW Team.
Local product also joins OL Brett Boyko on the All-MW Second Team.
UNLV leads way on offensive side of ball.
UNLV offense has league-leading three players named to publication's first team.
UNLV: An awards candidate who anchors the middle of an offensive line that has the potential to be a team strength this fall ... Named to the 2014 Rimington Award Spring Watch List and has been a member of that award's watch list for three consecutive years ... Heads into final season tied for sixth in the nation for consecutive starts by an O-lineman with 38 ... Also sits seventh in total plays by a OL with 2,679 ... Has earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West in each of his first three years on the field ... Named a Preseason First Team All-MW offensive lineman by Lindy's ... Ranked the No. 19 center in college football heading into 2014 by Phil Steele's ... A strong student who earned a spot on the Dean's Honor List in spring 2012 ... Also a three-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2013: Started all 13 games at center ... Received Honorable Mention All-MW.
2012: Started all 13 games at center ... One of five returning starters up front for the Rebels, he went on to receive Honorable Mention All-Mountain West ... A member of the Rimington Award Watch List ... Named a Preseason Second Team All-MW offensive lineman by Lindy's.
2011: Started all 12 games at center and earned Honorable Mention All-MW.
2010: Redshirted season after joining program in January.
2009: Grayshirted after signing with UNLV in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of West Ranch HS in Stevenson, CA ... A three-time letterwinner for coach Mike Kane ... Named First Team All-Foothill League as a junior and senior ... Had more than 100 pancake blocks over his final two prep seasons playing guard and tackle ... Also posted 16 tackles as a defensive tackle in 2008.
PERSONAL: Robert Philip Waterman was born Sept. 16, 1991, in Panorama City, CA ... The son of Carol and Wayne Waterman ... Has two brothers, Daniel and Nathan ... Earned his degree in criminal justice and is currently pursuing a second bachelor's in public administration.