UNLV became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000
UNLV: A running back with top-end speed that will look to earn time in the backfield this fall ... The third Canadian on the roster, joining offensive linemen Brett Boyko (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Tom Clarkson (Mission, British Columbia).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played last season at Tyler JC in Texas, rushing for 211 yards and three touchdowns on just 21 carries for the Apaches ... He was a late addition to coach Danny Palmer's program after his original junior college, Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX, closed because of financial difficulties after his freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in London, Ontario ... A two-year letterwinner under coach Kevin Murray ... Played on both sides of the ball at free safety and running back ... Named the Toronto Star Athlete of the Year for his high school and was the team's MVP in 2009 and 2010 ... Also was a letterwinner in track.
PERSONAL: Shaquille Murray-Lawrence was born Oct. 30, 1993, in Scarborough, Ontario ... Son of An Marie Webbe and Kevin Murray ... Has an older sister Patrina and a younger brother Wesley.