UNLV: One of five returning starters along the Rebel offensive line ... A veteran presence who is listed No. 1 again at the right guard spot heading into the fall ... Selected to represent the offense at the annual Mountain West Media Days event in Las Vegas in July ... Received Preseason Honorable Mention All-Mountain West from Phil Steele's ... A physical player who was also a top wrestler ... Earned Academic All-MW honors and a spot on the Dean's Honor List in 2009 ... Chose UNLV over offers from the three service academies.
2011: Started all 12 games at right guard ... Led young unit as the only returning starter up front.
2010: Played in 10 games, including starting the first eight at right guard.
2009: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in five games as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Shadow Mountain HS in Phoenix ... Lettered four seasons while playing along both the offensive and defensive lines for the Matadors under coach Josh Sekoch ... A three-star recruit coming out of high school and was listed as the No. 18 center in the country by Rivals, No. 29 by Scout and No. 37 by Scouts, Inc. ... Rivals also placed him No. 23 overall in the state of Arizona ... A three-time all-region and two-time all-state selection as an offensive lineman ... Earned All-Arizona Offensive Line in 2008 ... Also competed in wrestling and track and field.
PERSONAL: Douglas Robert Zismann was born on Nov. 20, 1990, in Phoenix ... The son of Nancy and Robert Zismann ... Has a younger brother, Matthew ... Majoring in secondary education.