Dozen Rebels Honored
Feb. 11, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - A total of 12 UNLV football players earned spots on the 2010 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team, the league announced this week.
This season's group of Rebels includes five players who also earned the honor in previous years. The contingent was led by four-time honoree Matt Murphy (Lake Forest, CA), who was also a rare four-year starter on the field at offensive tackle.
Two other veterans picked up their third such honor: WR Tate Knutson (Anchorage, AK) and LB Beau Orth (Las Vegas). Other Rebels who were also on a previous year's list were LB David Blair (Tempe, AZ) and LB Travis Trickey (Springerville, AZ).
Making their first appearance on the annual list this season were DL Ian Bobak (Las Vegas), DL Tyler Gaston (North Las Vegas), LB Tim Hasson (Las Vegas), P Brendon Lamers (Palos Verdes, CA), DL Kjelby Oiland (Spokane, WA), WR Aaron Reed (Las Vegas) and TE Anthony Vidal (Huntington Beach, CA).
To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the school while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their team. Exceptions are made for players unable to compete because of injury.
UNLV MEMBERS OF 2010 ACADEMIC ALL-MWC FOOTBALL TEAM Player, Pos. GPA Major David Blair*, LB 3.31 Fine Arts-Film Ian Bobak, DL 3.25 Gaming Management Tyler Gaston, DL 3.50 Undecided Tim Hasson, LB 3.00 Business Administration Tate Knutson*, WR 3.59 Kinesiology Brendon Lamers, P 3.06 Graphic Design Matt Murphy*, OL 3.21 Mathematics-Secondary Education Kjelby Oiland, DL 3.10 Undecided Beau Orth*, LB 3.35 Marketing Aaron Reed, WR 3.08 Undecided Travis Trickey*, LB 3.21 Communications Anthony Vidal, TE 3.78 Kinesiology *Multiple-season honoree