UNLV: A potential honors candidate that is one of five returning starters along the offensive line for the Rebels ... A veteran presence on a team that returns only two senior starters, he is listed No. 1 at the right tackle spot heading into the fall ... First name is pronounced "YOU-seff."
2011: Started all 12 games at right tackle ... Named 2011 Preseason Second Team All-MW by Lindy's.
2010: Played in all 13 games, including starting one at left guard and five more at right tackle.
2009: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in six games along the offensive line.
2008: Redshirted season ... Enrolled full-time at UNLV in January of 2008 and competed in spring practice.
2007: Grayshirted after signing with the Rebels in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Crespi Carmelite HS ... Lettered three years under coach Jeremiah Ross ... Helped lead Crespi into the first round of the Division-I Playoffs after the school moved up a class ... During his sophomore and junior seasons the Celtics won the Del Rey League championship and the State CIF title ... Earned First Team All-Pac 5 and All-Sierra League honors as a senior.
PERSONAL: Yusef Colin Rodgers was born on Oct. 28, 1989, in Los Angeles ... The son of Carmen and Joseph Rodgers ... On course to graduate this fall with a bachelor's degree in communication studies.