UNLV: The talented, tough Texan remains on the Rebel roster as a linebacker as he battles back from a devastating brain injury suffered in a skateboarding accident on July 3, 2009, while on vacation in California ... Saldi's jersey No. 54 remains his through this season as he continues making progress while rehabilitating at his home in the Lone Star State ... Last name is pronounced "SAUL-dee."
2010: Sat out season with injury.
2009: Sat out season with injury.
2008: Earned first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Finished with five total tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Southlake Carroll HS, one of the premier prep programs in football-rich Texas ... A three-year letterwinner for the Dragons under coach Todd Dodge, who would go on to coach North Texas ... Helped lead Southlake to three 5A Division-I championships ... Finished his senior season with 11 sacks and 19 tackles for loss ... Earned third team All-Texas honors from 5ATexasfootball.com ... Also competed in the 100 meters and relay teams in track and field.
PERSONAL: Bryce Saldi was born on Jan. 14, 1989, in Plano, Texas ... The son of Jay and Bre Saldi ... Part of a football family, as his father played for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears from 1976-84 while his brother John Saldi was a four-year starter at Texas Tech from 2002-05, and another brother, Zac, was on the squad at West Texas A&M.
SALDI'S DEFENSIVE STATS YEAR GP-GS UT AT TOT TFL INT FR FF 2010 INJURED - DID NOT PLAY 2009 INJURED -- DID NOT PLAY 2008 12-0 3 2 5 0 0 0 0