UNLV's defensive line has a number of newcomers who will look to help the Rebels this fall.
UNLV: A big but supremely athletic player who played on both sides of the ball for traditional island powerhouse Kahuku ... Listed No. 2 at one DT spot heading into the fall … Changed uniform numbers from 92 to 42 in time for the 2016 season ... One of two signees in 2015 from Hawai‘i as he joined prep teammate Soli Afalava at UNLV … First name is pronounced “SAH-la-NO-ah AH-lo.”
2016: Started all 12 games at tackle … Turned in 15 total tackles, including 2.5 TFL and first collegiate QB sack vs. Idaho on Sept. 24 … Had a career-high three takedowns in the season-finale vs. UNR on Nov. 26.
2015: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games along the D-line … Finished with six total tackles and added a pass breakup.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Kahuku HS under coach Lee Leslie … Ranked a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Scout … Listed as the No. 98 DT in the nation and No. 12 prospect in his state by 247Sports … Led the Red Raiders to a 9-3 record as a senior … Named the OIA Defensive Player of the Year and earned the Iron Man Award, given to the best two-way player in the state … Named to the OIA All-Star Red team … Led the Red Raiders with 536 rushing yards and anchored a defense that allowed only 13.4 points and 181 yards per game.
PERSONAL: Salanoa-Alo Jeremy Aofaga Wily was born in Laie, HI … The son of Aofaga and Kim Wily … Majoring in criminal justice.