Decker throws for 252 yards and a touchdown in UNLV debut.
60 current and former UNLV student-athletes eligible for Spring Commencement Ceremonies.
Spring practice is a wrap after big crowd watches Rebels scrimmage on campus.
UNLV scores 31 straight points to notch first victory of 2013.
Seniors Tim Hasson, Tani Maka, Alex Klorman, junior Cameron Jefferson and sophomore Nick Sherry will serve as team captains this season.
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UNLV: An impressively sized and durable quarterback who looks to return to his starting position as a junior ... Is competing with JC transfer Blake Decker for the top position ... One of the top freshman signal callers in college football in 2011 ... Was on track to easily break the Mountain West freshman passing record before being slowed by injury late in the year ... Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List in each of his first four semesters on campus ... One of 18 UNLV football players named to the 2012 Academic All-Mountain West team ... Originally committed to Colorado before the coaching change in Boulder sent him instead to Las Vegas.
2013: Appeared in five game, including starting the first three at quarterback ... Threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns but tossed five interceptions in his 75 attempts ... Was impressive in the season opener at Minnesota, setting a school record with 35 completions (50 attempts) for 226 yards and two scores against the Gophers.
2012: Earned the starting spot during preseason camp and went on to start all but one game, missing just Game 12 vs. Wyoming ... When he took the opening snap vs. Minnesota, it marked the eighth different opening-day starter at QB for the Rebels in the last nine years but only the third freshman signal caller to start an opener at UNLV (Jon Denton in 1996 and Travis Dixon in 2007) ... Threw for 2,544 yards, which was the fourth-most by a freshman in Mountain West history (just 118 yards off the record set by CSU's Pete Thomas in 2010) ... The yardage total was the second most by a Rebel frosh, the seventh most at the school overall and the most by a UNLV QB since 1997 ... His 226 completions and 426 attempts were the third most in school single-season history ... His 212 yards passing per game ranked fourth in the league and 62nd in the nation while his 202 yards of total offense was fifth in the MW and 74th nationally ... Completed 16 of 35 attempts for 116 yards in his debut and threw his first career touchdown pass in the second overtime vs. the Gophers, finding Devante Davis from six yards out on fourth and goal ... In Game Three, Sherry completed 33 (on 50 attempts) for 357 yards and three TDs vs. Washington State ... That total was the 16th-most in school history and the most by a Rebel since Denton's 401 vs. SJSU in 1997 ... The 12 different players catching at least one pass in one game vs. the Cougars is believed to be the most in UNLV history ... That was the first of four games that Sherry completed at least 20 pass attempts (AFA, LTU, UNR) ... Completed 23 of 32 attempts for 250 yards and a score in leading his team to a conference victory over visiting Air Force in Game Four ... Completed 22 of 46 for a career-high 378 yards in Game Six at LA Tech and his four touchdown passes vs. the Bulldogs on Oct. 6 tied Denton's UNLV freshman record for a game ... The passing total was the 15th-highest in program history and most by a Rebel in 15 years ... Threw for 243 yards vs. UNR in Game Seven and 289 yards to go with two TDs in a win over New Mexico in Game 10 ... Left Game 11 at CSU after being shaken up and missed the following week's date with Wyoming ... Returned to close out the year at Hawai'i.
2011: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Casa Grande HS ... Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals ... Ranked the No. 86 quarterback prospect in the nation by Scouts Inc. and the No. 103 QB by Scout ... Named PrepStar All-West Coast Region ... Lettered twice on varsity under coach Trent Herzog ... Helped the Gauchos to an 11-2 record as both a junior and senior, including two Sonoma County League championships ... Passed for 2,700 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and 2,500 and 28 scores as a junior ... Saw time at defensive end as well ... Also a three-time letterman in basketball as a power forward.
PERSONAL: Nick Sherry was born Feb. 13, 1993, in Santa Rosa, CA ... The son of Nancy and Steve Sherry ... The youngest of six children, he has five sisters: Christiana, Stacia, Briana, Amelie and Elise ... Earned his degree in political science and is currently pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice.