PHOTOS/STORY: #CampRebel: Legacy Lineman Reynolds Follows Dad|
Aug. 4, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Day three of #CampRebel saw the players wearing shoulder pads for the first time on Friday.
Head coach Tony Sanchez was pleased with the progress.
"A good day," Sanchez said. "It was our first day in shoulder pads so obviously it was a lot more physical. We worked on third downs for the first time. We had two periods of that. Defense kind of got after the offense a little bit but then the offense came on at the end. We have to be more consistent on offense.
"I like the practice, our guys are doing a good job of bringing a workman-like attitude. There are no lulls in practice. Can't be too high or too low. Our guys are doing a good job of being mature."
LOCAL LINEMAN FOLLOWS IN DAD'S FOOTSTEPS
Jackson Reynolds is a new member of the UNLV offensive line and the freshman preferred walk-on from Las Vegas' Foothill High School is following his father in wearing the Scarlet & Gray.
Jackson's dad, Jerry Reynolds, walked on to the program in 1989 out of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He quickly earned a scholarship and was two-time Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference while starting three seasons at tackle for the Rebels. He went on to become a sixth round NFL pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1994 and ended up playing five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and then New York Giants before retiring.
Now, the local businessman came to Friday's practice to see his son practice at the same Rebel Park as he did nearly three decades ago.
"He always wanted to play here," said Jerry about his son. "He turned down a bunch of Division II offers. Makes me happy, I don't have to go far to watch him play. I had the same situation as Jackson. I had to sit out an entire season because of foot surgery and then I walked on here. I remember I came out here on a visit in December when it was 78 degrees and it was 4 back in Kentucky. That sealed it for me."
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE
Single-game tickets for the 2017 UNLV football season are on sale now through a special online-only offer and will also be available by telephone and in-person at the Thomas & Mack Box Office starting Monday.
Fans can visit www.UNLVTickets.com right now to purchase tickets to any of the six home games this fall. In addition, special ticket pricing is available for groups of least 20 by contacting Dan Johnson at Daniel.email@example.com or calling (702) 895-1885.
UNLV is back on the field Saturday morning in half-pads. The squad will hold its first full-pads practice Sunday night.