Junior RB also is team's Outstanding Offensive Player
Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes set graduate at University Commencement ceremonies this week
65 Wolf Pack student-athletes to earn degrees
50 student-athletes from fall sports honored by the league.
Honorees must have 3.0 GPA and compete in roughly 50 percent of team's contests
NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Buffalo at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Senior (2016): Will see increased playing time at linebacker in his final season in Reno … One of four to be voted by his teammates as a team captain … Had his junior campaign cut short due to injury … His six career starts are the most among the projected Wolf Pack linebacking corp … Career totals include 90 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.
Junior (2015): Played in Nevada’s first nine games of the regular season with one start before missing the final three 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.
Redshirt Freshman (2013): 2013 Academic All-Mountain West ... Will compete for playing time in a young linebacking corps, most likely at one of the outside linebacker spots ... Could also see time on special teams after redshirting in 2012.
Freshman (2012): Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
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.
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 is also a Nevada student and plays 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.