For the ninth straight year, UNLV Athletics is represented by at least 35 Rebels on Fall Academic All-MW Team.
Las Vegans Tyler Gaston, Tim Hasson lead way with fourth career spot on Academic All-MW Team.
Football leads way with 18 players on the Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
The Rebels will have the luxury of rotating guys on the defensive line this season.
2013 spring practice draws to a close with annual on-campus football festival.
UNLV: A former JC transfer who looks to make a bigger impact in the Rebel defensive end rotation as a senior this fall ... Listed No. 2 at one DE spot after spring practice ... Chose UNLV over San José State and Houston ... Name is pronounced "SEE-u-a VAH-ah-sow" ... One of 18 UNLV football players who earned a spot on the 2013 Academic All-Mountain West team.
2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games after signing at midyear ... Finished with 19 total tackles, including 3.5 TFL ... Added two QB sacks for a loss of 18 yards.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played on the defensive line and at linebacker for coach Mike Darr at Diablo Valley College located in Pleasant Hill, CA ... Recorded 36 total tackles, including 6.5 quarterback sacks, for the Vikings as a sophomore en route to being named to the all-conference team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Pinole Valley HS in Pinole, CA, which is the same program that produced former Rebel DB and all-conference kick returner Deante' Purvis (2008-11) ... Was a two-year letterman for coach Steve Alameda ... Played safety, linebacker and defensive end for the Spartans.
PERSONAL: Siuea Isiah Vaesau was born May 8, 1992 in San Francisco, CA ... Son of Faifili and Faamamalu Vaesau ... Has one older brother, Peter, and two older sisters, Moriah and Novina ... Brother Peter played football at Delta State University ... Majoring in kinesiological sciences.