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.
10 total honorees is highest for UNLV since 2003.
The Rebels' offensive line returns experienced core for 2013 season.
Robert Waterman's thoughts on the first week of practice before the team left for Ely.
UNLV: An awards candidate who anchors the middle of an offensive line that has the potential to be a team strength this fall ... Named to the 2013 Rimington Award Spring Watch List ... Has earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West in each of his first two years on the field ... Named a Preseason Second Team All-MW offensive lineman by Lindy's ... A strong student who earned a spot on the Dean's Honor List in spring 2012 ... Also a two-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2012: Started all 13 games at center ... One of five returning starters up front for the Rebels, he went on to receive Honorable Mention All-Mountain West ... A member of the Rimington Award Watch List.
2011: Started all 12 games at center and earned Honorable Mention All-MW.
2010: Redshirted season after joining program in January.
2009: Grayshirted after signing with UNLV in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of West Ranch HS in Stevenson, CA ... A three-time letterwinner for coach Mike Kane ... Named First Team All-Foothill League as a junior and senior ... Had more than 100 pancake blocks over his final two prep seasons playing guard and tackle ... Also posted 16 tackles as a defensive tackle in 2008.
PERSONAL: Robert Philip Waterman was born Sept. 16, 1991, in Panorama City, CA ... The son of Carol and Wayne Waterman ... Has two brothers, Daniel and Nathan ... Majoring in criminal justice.