For the ninth straight year, UNLV Athletics is represented by at least 35 Rebels on Fall Academic All-MW Team.
Rebels' rally falls short despite Decker's three fourth-quarter touchdown throws.
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.
Las Vegans Tyler Gaston, Tim Hasson lead way with fourth career spot on Academic All-MW Team.
UNLV: A versatile, tough student-athlete with good hands who has lettered as both a quarterback and tight end/H-back and also spent a spring at linebacker ... The starter at H heading into his senior season ... Already a three-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree who also earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List for the spring 2012 and 2014 semesters.
2013: Played in all 13 games, including starting six at tight end or H-back ... Caught a career-high 21 passes for 131 yards ... Scored on a one-yard pass from Nick Sherry in the season opener at Minnesota and hauled in a four-yard TD pass from Caleb Herring at New Mexico in Game Five ... Caught at least one pass in nine games, including a season-high four catches for 23 yards in a win over San Diego State in Game 12 ... Made one rush for three yards.
2012: Moved from LB back to offense in the preseason and played in 12 games, including making seven starts at TE/H ... Tied for sixth on the team with 14 receptions for 106 yards ... Hauled in a career-long 33-yard pass from Nick Sherry at LA Tech on Oct. 6 ... The spectacular touchdown grab in triple coverage won Week Six online voting for the GEICO Play of the Year and was one of eight finalists for the group's national play of the year ... Caught a season-high three passes for 29 yards at San Diego State in Game Nine ... Brought in his second TD of the season on a four-yard pass in Game 12 vs. Wyoming.
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in seven games on offense and on special teams ... Started two games at quarterback and also lined up on kickoff teams at different times ... Made his debut under center at Wyoming, rushing two times ... Moved to H-back during the season in practices but because of injuries on the team, made his first career start as a QB at New Mexico, completing 7-of-10 pass attempts for 54 yards and rushing seven times for 77 yards ... Also started the season finale in his home state, completing 4-of-12 passes for 48 yards at TCU.
2010: Redshirted season after being the only QB in the recruiting class ... Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Justin NW HS ... Lettered three times for the Texans under coach Bill Patterson ... Threw for 1,047 yards and seven TDs as a senior ... Earned honorable mention All-District 5 as a senior ... Also lettered three times in basketball as a shooting guard and two years as a pitcher on the baseball team.
PERSONAL: Taylor Corbett Barnhill was born Nov. 25, 1991, in Bedford, TX ... The son of Lori and Roy Barnhill ... Has two sisters, Brittany and Brianna ... Brittany was a pitcher for the Ole Miss softball team, finishing her career in 2011 ... Earned his degree in hotel management and is currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in kinesiological sciences.