Second-year coach Brian Polian details the team's progress
Sophomore (2016): Returns for his sophomore campaign as the Wolf Pack's punt returnman … Will see an uptick in playing time at slot receiver … Will work alongside Elijah Mitchell as a kick returner … One of the top punt returners in the Mountain West last season.
Redshirt Freshman (2015): Appeared in 12 games as the Wolf Pack's primary punt returner … Returned 11 punts for 152 yards … Also fielded two kick returns for 36 yards … Tallied a 13.8 punt return average on the season, which would’ve led the Mountain West if it met the minimum attempt cutoff … Tallied a career-long 40-yard punt return in Nevada’s season opening victory against UC Davis … Named Nevada’s special teams player of the week after the UC Davis game … Tallied a season-high two punt returns against Texas A&M, Buffalo and San Jose State … Helped Nevada rank second in the MW and tie for 21st in the nation with a 12.7 punt return average on the season … Letter winner.
Freshman (2014): Did not see action in the regular season in his true freshman season.
From Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, Calif. ... Was all-state as a sophomore and again as a senior ... As a senior, was named offensive player of the year while earning first-team all-league honors in the MCAL and all-metro honors ... Had 87 catches for 1,350 yards and recorded 2,600 all-purpose yards ... also was the punter and kicker, earning second-team all-league as a punter and once kicking a 48-yard field goal ... Lettered four years in football, four years in baseball and once in basketball.
Born Andrew Michael Celis on Sept. 20, 1995 ... Son of Tina and Raul Celis ... Mother was a nationally ranked cross country runner ... Has not yet decided on a major ... Grew up cheering for the Nevada and calls the opportunity to play for the Wolf Pack "a dream come true" ... Was also recruited by Boise State, Washington State and Cal, among others.
Polian on Celis:
"Andrew is a very polished high school football player from Marin Catholic. We had him in camp and we were blown away by his ball skills and route running. Drew understands football and his knowledge translates on the field. He was an incredibly productive player in high school and played all over the field. He is a great addition to our wide receiver corps."
Recruiting coach: Nick Rolovich