James Cannida (Football/1994-97)





A two-time Big West Conference honoree as a defensive lineman, James Cannida started all but four games and missed only one contest in his four-year career. Cannida helped the Wolf Pack to appearances in the Las Vegas Bowl in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, Cannida led the team with 10 sacks, and in 1997, he tied for the team lead with five. He turned in a career-high 81 tackles in 1997, which placed him second in the school recordbook at the time. He finished his career with 208 tackles and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He went on to play five seasons in the NFL for Tampa Bay and the Indianapolis Colts and also spent time in the Arena Football League.
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Jordan Pearce

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Sophomore Jordan Pearce led the Nevada baseball team to a 3-1 week with an extra-innings nonconference win over Grand Canyon and a rivalry series victory over UNLV. On the week, Pearce batted .429 with six hits, nine RBI, four runs, one double, two triples and one home run. Pearce’s efforts helped Nevada clinch Governor’s Series points in baseball for the second straight season.

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