MW record 756 athletes honored
Bertrando, Macauley and Zuzo honored by the NFF
Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.
Junior RB also is team's Outstanding Offensive Player
NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Buffalo at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
SENIOR (2016) - One of four to be voted by his teammates as a team captain … Named third team All-Mountain West by Phil Steele … Led the Wolf Pack with 106 total tackles, 63 solo, his first 100-tackle season … Was ranked among the national leaders in solo tackles per game (5.7) and total tackles per game (9.6) … Set a career high with 15 tackles against Utah State on Nov. 19 … Also a set a career high against the Aggies with two tackles for loss … Forced a fumble at Purdue on Sept. 24 … recovered fumbles against Fresno State on Oct. 8 and San Diego State on Nov. 12 … Recorded at least 10 tackles in seven games … had a season-high two tackles for loss against Utah State on Nov. 19 … started in all 11 games he played … Named Nevada’s defensive player of the week after the Cal Poly game and Nevada’s special teams player of the week after the Buffalo game … Earned the team’s striker award … Letter winner.
JUNIOR (2015) - Played in Nevada’s first nine games of the regular season with one start before missing the final four games to injury … Posted 30 tackles, 1.0 TFL and one fumble recovery in the regular season … Tallied his lone start of the regular season in Nevada’s victory at Buffalo, logging a career-high nine tackles … Also notched his first career fumble recovery at Buffalo … Posted a tackle in 8-of-9 games he played in during the regular season … Contributed at linebacker and on special teams … Letter winner … 2015 Academic All-Mountain West.
SOPHOMORE (2014) - 2014 Academic All-Mountain West … Appeared in all 13 games, seeing action on special teams … Posted 12 tackles with five solo stops and seven assisted tackles on the season … Recorded a season-high three tackles in a comeback victory at BYU … Made two stops against Washington State, San Jose State, Boise State and Colorado State … Letter winner.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013) - Emerged as a redshirt freshman and made five starts and play in all 12 games … Set a career high at the time with a nine-tackle performance against San Diego State … Finished the season with 4.5 tackles for loss … Recovered first fumble of his career against Hawaii and it came in the end zone for the first touchdown of his career as Nevada beat the Rainbow Warriors … Recorded at least one tackle in each of the last 11 games and had six games with at least five tackles … First career start was at Florida State … Also started against Hawaii, Air Force, San Diego State and San Jose State … Letter winner.
FRESHMAN (2012) - Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
HIGH SCHOOL - A graduate of Del Oro High School in Loomis, Calif. … Was a key part of two league and section championships … Was the DII state runners-up … As a senior, was the Sacramento Bee’s Defensive Player of the Year and was also named second-team All-State and second-team All-America by MaxPreps … Was also a first-team all-section and all-metro selection while being named the league’s Defensive MVP … Was a two-time team MVP … Also lettered once in baseball and twice in track and field.
PERSONAL - Born Alexander Seldon Bertrando on Oct. 14, 1993 … Son of Sharen and Will Betrando … Has an older brother, Nick … Father played soccer at Pacific … Brother was also a Nevada student and played on the club baseball team … Majoring in criminal justice … Chose Nevada over Oregon State and Fresno State, among others … Picked Nevada because of the location, football atmosphere and it was close to home … Sports hero is Michael Jordan … Enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, fishing and golfing in his free time.