UNLV Inks Pair Of DBs
Dec. 17, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UNLV head football coach Mike Sanford announced on Wednesday the signing of a pair junior college players - both defensive backs -- on the first day of the early signing period.
Sending in letters of intent to play for the Rebels next season were cornerback Kenny Brown (6-0, 180) out of the College of the Canyons, and cornerback Warren Zeigler (6-1, 180) from the College of San Mateo.
Both will enroll full-time at UNLV next month and be eligible to take part in spring practice starting March 9.
Brown -- the younger brother of BYU all-time leading rusher Curtis Brown (2002, 2004-06) - has three years of eligibility remaining. A native of Palmdale, Calif., he is a graduate of Paraclete High School in Lancaster, which is also the alma mater of former Rebel running back Erick Jackson (2003-06). This season for the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., Brown totaled 16 tackles (14 solo), four pass breakups and a forced fumble. The Cougars went 12-0 before losing 51-44 to Mount San Antonio College in the Southern California regional semifinals earlier this month.
"Kenny Brown is a great competitor and a leader from a winning junior college football team," Sanford said. "He will be a great addition to our football program."
Zeigler is a graduate of San Leandro (Calif.) High School who went on to join head coach Larry Owens' College of San Mateo squad. As sophomore this season Zeigler led the Bulldogs with 10 pass breakups to go with one interception and 28 total tackles.
"Warren Zeigler is an excellent man-to-man coverage defender who was a very strong prospect coming out of high school and has improved greatly playing in junior college," said Sanford. "We're looking forward to him being a Rebel in 2009."