UNLV Camp Report: Day Six
Aug. 8, 2007
LAS VEGAS - For the first time during preseason camp the UNLV football team conducted a traditional two-a-day session, with the full team practicing in pads in both the morning and the evening at Rebel Park on Wednesday.
The Rebels went through 24 five-minute periods in full pads to open the day and then closed with another 20 spirited periods in the evening. Players were adapting to having full gear on, resulting in crisper practices according to head coach Mike Sanford.
"We got a lot done today and got better as a team," Sanford said. "We have to continue to improve the tempo and speed of our practices, but we were better today than yesterday and we are going to keep getting better every practice."
After three full practices in pads Sanford said there are several Rebels who have had strong performances early on in camp. Running back Frank Summers (Oakland, CA/Skyline HS) continues to impress as well as receiver Rodelin Anthony (Immokalee, FL/Immokalee HS), and the interior offensive line has also been a bright spot.
"Tim Goins, Mike McKiski, Perry Eppenger, Siosifa Moala and Joe Hawley have been playing extremely well," Sanford said. "They give us a great core and there is a lot of competition going on between them."
UNLV will hold its final on-campus practice on Thursday before leaving town for 12 days to practice at an off-site location. Tomorrow's session is slated to run from 8:45-11:05 a.m. and will last 26 periods.
REBEL CAMP NOTES:
-SCHOLARSHIP ADDITIONS... At the end of Wednesday's practice, head coach Mike Sanford announced that five Rebels had been awarded scholarships. The recipients were Mike Donato (Las Vegas, NV/Eldorado HS), Dack Ishii (Huntington Beach, CA/Knoxville Catholic HS), Kamu Kapanui (Honolulu, HI/Kamehameha HS), Marquel Martin (Rialto, CA/Rialto HS) and Ryan Tillman (Rialto, CA/Rialto HS).
-TWINS TIMES TWO... Visiting preseason camp Wednesday morning was Reggie Davis' wife Jennifer and their five children, which includes two sets of twin boys, two of which were born this past July. Jordan and Tyson were born on July 21, and those pair joined fellow twin boys DeSean and Jalen, who were born on May 6, 2005. Reggie and Jennifer also have a daughter, Kayla, who is three.