Two former student-athletes return to finish their studies.
Junior RB also is team's Outstanding Offensive Player
McNeal is team's Outstanding Defensive Player
Hekking, Seau, Gipson, Galas and Boy all named to the second team.
SENIOR (2016) – Finished his career as one of the best punters in Nevada history … Ranks third all-time at Nevada in three different categories: punts (175), punting yards (7,576) and punting average (43.3) … His season average of 43.7 yards per punt is sixth-best in a single season at Nevada and was the 22nd-best average in the nation … Hit a career-long punt of 71 yards during the season opener against Cal Poly (9/2) … Punted 51 times on the year for 2,230 yards … Recorded 14 punts of 50 yards or longer, had 17 land inside the 20 yard line, 17 fair catches, seven touchbacks and none of his punts were blocked … Punted a season-high seven times at Notre Dame (9/10) with four of them inside the 20, which was also a season-high … His single-game, season-high average was 52.3 yards per punt against Wyoming (10/22) … Punted at least twice in all 12 games of the season … Hit at least one 50-yard punt in all but three games … Began the year on the Ray Guy preseason watch list … Accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl … Appeared in all 12 games of the season … Pack’s special teams player of the week following the Utah State game … Named Nevada’s outstanding special teams player … Letter winner.
JUNIOR (2015) - Played in all 13 games as Nevada’s starting punter in the regular season, averaging 42 yards per punt … Was named a Ray Guy Award candidate on Oct. 30 … Punted 65 times in the season for 2,732 yards with 18 punts downed inside the 20 and 11 punts of over 50 yards … Ranked fifth in the Mountain West and 48th in FBS with his 42.0 punting average during the regular season … Ranks fourth in program history in punts in a single season (65), third in total punt yards and sixth in punt yard average … Tallied his best performance of the season against Arizona with a 63-yard punt and a season-best 47.0 average with eight punts in the game … Blasted a career-best 68-yard punt at Texas A&M with five punts downed inside the 20-yard line … Was named Nevada’s special teams player of the week after the Pack’s win at Buffalo … In the preseason, was named to the Sporting News’ Preseason All-Mountain West First Team, Athlon Sports All-MW First Team and Phil Steele’s Preseason All-MW Fourth Team … Letter winner.
SOPHOMORE (2014) - Earned second team All-Mountain West honors in his first season as a starting collegiate punter … Named to Phil Steele’s All-Mountain West Third Team … Ranked 11th in the FBS in punting … Closed the regular season as the Mountain West’s top punter, averaging 44.3 yards per punt … Punted 59 times with 18 punts of 50 yards or longer and 19 punts downed inside the 20 … Posted three punts of 60 yards or longer with a career-best 62-yard punt at Air Force … Letter winner.
FRESHMAN (2013) - Walked on and redshirted his first year with the Wolf Pack.
PRIOR TO NEVADA - Played one season under head coach Mike Reisbig at Long Beach City College.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered in football at Lakewood HS for head coach Thadd McNeal … First Team All-Moore League punter as a senior and was also a two-time All-League performer as a kicker.
PERSONAL - Chose Nevada because its great academic and football programs and it’s close to home … Enjoys playing frisbee golf, going to Lake Tahoe, golfing and hanging out with friends in his spare time … Chose Nevada over Fresno State, Utah State and Washington … Obtained a degree in kinesiology.