Derek Kennard (1981-83/ Football)

Kennard was an Associated Press All-America selection as an offensive tackle 1983 after twice being named All-Big Sky Conference. Following two years with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, he was a 10-veteran in the National Football League, starting at guard and tackle with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints, and the Dallas Cowboys. He won a Super Bowl Championship ring with the Cowboys to cap his career. In 1988 he was an alternate selection to the Pro Bowl. Originally from Stockton, Calif., Kennard came to Nevada in 1980 and played four years for Coach Chris Ault. He was second team All-Big Sky as a sophomore, and first team All-Conference as a junior and senior. The 1983 Wolf Pack team, of which he was a team captain, was the conference champion and made it to the semifinals of the 1-AA championships, losing to eventual champion Southern Illinois.

Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Sept. 28 - Oct. 4

Madison Morell


Madison Morell had a career-day in Nevada's 3-2 upset of No. 25 Wyoming. Morell set a new career-high with 31 kills, including five in the fifth set. Her 31 kills was just one shy of tying the program record of 32 set by Lauren Netherby. The Plano, Texas, native is the first player in the Mountain West this season to register 30+ kills and is also tied for ninth in the nation for most kills in a five-set match this season.

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