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#CampRebel: Texas Trio Look To Lead Running Backs

Aug. 22, 2016

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The final week of #CampRebel is upon the UNLV football team and the Rebels resumed its fall camp while practicing in shells at Rebel Park on Monday morning.

The team met for just under two hours before breaking for lunch.

Texas Trio Looks To Lead Running Backs
The 2015 Rebels spread out the carries among a trio that combined for five 100-yard games. While leading rusher Keith Whitely is no longer with the program, there was already no doubting who would be No. 1 on the depth chart heading into fall. Sophomore Lexington Thomas came off the bench a year ago to record three 100-yard efforts, none of which included more than 17 carries. And while his 6.2 yards-per-carry average ranked ninth among all freshman backs in the country with at least 500 yards, it was Thomas' tenacious running between the tackles this spring that earned him the starting nod.

"Lexington is the starter there," head coach Tony Sanchez said. "He's our most complete back -- catching the ball out of the backfield, running the ball, being explosive. He runs hard and between the tackles a lot better than people think."


 

 

The bigger-built half of the "Lex & X Show" is also a returning sophomore. Xzaviar Campbell made his own magic at times last season, finishing with 469 yards and a team-high five rushing touchdowns to form a nice compliment to his fellow Houstonian.

Another hard-running veteran, David Greene, will add senior leadership to the young corps. Greene started his Rebel career on the defensive side of the ball and was named the team's Co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2013 after turning in big hits on kick coverage. He moved over to the offensive side of the ball heading into the spring of 2014.

There are two running backs looking to make their UNLV debuts this fall as super-speedy Charles Williams, who was plucked out of Fresno, will get the chance to earn carries as a rookie and JC transfer Evan Owens looks to add depth to the group.

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UNLV will hold one practice a day the rest of the week at Rebel Park before ending #CampRebel on Thursday night. The team will be in full pads on Tuesday morning.

Season tickets for the six-game 2016 home schedule start at $230 on the Sidelines and $130 in the End Zone. A limited number of Value End Zone Season Tickets are available in the North end of Sam Boyd Stadium for just $99. There is also a special two-game mini-plan still available.

Single-game tickets are also available. Advance prices start at just $35 on the Sidelines, $20 in the End Zone and $14 in the Value End Zone for four of the games (Jackson State, Fresno State, Colorado State and Wyoming) while premium-game pricing for the Battle for the Fremont Cannon vs. Nevada, Reno starts at $50 on the Sidelines, $30 in the End Zone and $20 for the Value End Zone. A special Friends & Family Night vs. Idaho features pricing at $20 Sidelines and $9 End Zone. Additional fees apply to all sales and all prices increase by $5 per ticket on the day of game.

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