Nevada 2013: Versatile and experienced tight end returns for his senior season ... Has made 22 starts in his career entering the 2013 season ... Named preseason All-Mountain West fourth team by Phil Steele. 2012: Teamed with Zach Sudfeld to form one of the top combinations at the tight end position ... Caught 13 passes for 196 yards ... Had three catches for 44 yards in a season-opening win at Cal ... Followed that with a five-catch, 39-yard performance against South Florida ... Was part of an offensive line that paved the way for the eighth-best offensive attack in the nation and the nation's second-leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson. 2011: Stepped up into the starting job at tight end after the first game and was a good weapon for the Pack ... Started 10 of the 12 regular season games plus the bowl game for 11 starts overall ... Was fourth on the team in receiving with 26 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns ... Best performance came in win over Hawaii with six catches for 87 yards and a touchdown ...First career touchdown came at Texas Tech. 2010: Joined the team as a sophomore after one year in junior college and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
Junior College Played one season at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. ... Had 14 catches for 217 yards as a tight end and rushed for 250 yards and three touchdowns as a Wildcat quarterback ... Helped team to conference, state and national championship in 2009.
High School A graduate of Burlington-Edison High School in Burlington, Wash. ... Earned nine varsity letters, including four in football ... Helped football and basketball teams to conference titles as a junior and led both teams to state championship game appearances as a senior ... Named Old Spice Player of the Year as a quarterback as a senior ... Was the Skagit Valley Herald Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and was named conference MVP and first-team all-league ... Holds school's all-time passing record ... Maintained 3.65 grade-point average.
Personal Born Kolby John Arendse on Nov. 13, 1989 ... Son of Lester Arendse and Michelle and Joe Solomon ... Has an older brother, Kevin ... Uncle Jim Gutierrez was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and played 10 years in the minor leagues ... Has not yet decided on a major ... Chose Nevada because of the facilities, coaching staff and winning tradition ... Was also recruited by Memphis and Eastern Michigan.