Wolfe Leads 14 Football Grads
May 8, 2009
LAS VEGAS - All-time leading UNLV receiver Ryan Wolfe (Santa Clarita, CA/Hart HS), who still has his final year of college football to play this fall, leads a contingent of 14 current and former Rebel gridders scheduled to make the walk across the stage at Saturday's Spring Commencement Ceremonies at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Wolfe, who will return as the nation's second-ranked active career receiver with 209 catches for 2,735 yards, is earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiological sciences. He can either be a graduate student or pursue a second bachelor's during the next school year while playing for the Rebels.
Other Rebels who are set to graduate but will instead return to wear the Scarlet & Gray in the fall are defensive back Earl Barnes (Rialto, CA/Riverside CC), running back Chris Brogdon (Phoenix, AZ/Desert Vista HS), offensive lineman Mike Donato (Las Vegas/Eldorado HS), long-snapper Kamu Kapanui (Honolulu, HI/Kamehameha HS), and DBs Marquel Martin and Ryan Tillman, both also out of Rialto High School.
Former offensive lineman Johan Asiata (Kalihi, HI/Yuba College), who recently signed a free-agent contract with the NFL's Chicago Bears, is scheduled to earn his bachelor's degree, as are former players Lorenzo Bursey Jr. (Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly), Perry Eppenger (North Las Vegas/Cheyenne HS), David Peeples (North Las Vegas/Cheyenne HS), Richie Plunkett (Henderson/Las Vegas HS), Gerold Rodriguez (Los Angeles/Venice HS) and Ryan Worthen (Las Vegas/Palo Verde HS).