UNLV held a mock game at Sam Boyd on Saturday night, which ended in a big surprise for one player.
UNLV: A gritty, highly competitive offensive lineman and team leader who is a candidate for the Rimington Trophy as a senior this fall ... Named preseason Second Team All-MW by Phil Steele's and third team by Athlon ... Ranked the No. 3 JC center in the Class of 2015 by 247Sports ... One of nine Rebels who were members of the 2015 Academic All-MW Team ... Last name is pronounced "KRITE-ler."
2015: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting all 12 games ... Earned Honorable Mention All-MW ... One of three midyear signees who enrolled at UNLV and took part in spring practice with the Rebels ... Reunited with his former JC QB Blake Decker.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two season at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona ... Helped the Fighting Artichokes to an 8-3 record as a sophomore ... Named to the NJCAA All-America Second Team and earned first team all-conference honors ... Helped the team to a 10-1 record and a league championship as a freshman ... Earned second team all-region honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Gilbert HS in Arizona ... A three-year letterwinner under coach Dan Dunn ... Played on both sides of the ball, seeing time on the offensive line at center and on defense at middle linebacker ... A two-time first team all-region honoree at center.
PERSONAL: William F. Kreitler was born July 8, 1995, in Phoenix, AZ ... The son of Bill Kreitler and Debra Wiedenbauer ... Has one older brother, Zac Kreitler, and two older sisters, Jennifer Burr and Melissa Burr ... Majoring in management.