Bertrando, Macauley and Zuzo honored by the NFF
Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.
Two former student-athletes return to finish their studies.
50 student-athletes from fall sports honored by the league.
Seau is MVP
The Wolf Pack emerged victorious in a hotly contested, back-and-forth game.
Nevada vs. Air Force (USATSI)
Nevada @ Boise State
SENIOR (2016) – Finished his career as one of the top place kickers in Nevada history … Ranks in the top five in a few career categories at Nevada; fourth in kick scoring (277), fifth in field goals (49-of-62), fourth in PATs (130-of-138) … Appeared in all 12 games during his final season and went 4-of-8 on the year for field goals and was 16-of-17 on PAT attempts … Hit a season-long 31-yard field goal at Hawai’I (10/1) … Spent most of the year as the team’s primary kickoff place kicker … Kicked off 61 times as a senior for 3,691 yards, an average of 60.5 yards per kick, and posted 26 touchbacks … Kicked off 269 times in his 50-game career for a total of 16,405 yards, averaging 61.0 yards per kick … Began the year on the Lou Groza preseason watch list and also earned preseason honors from Athlon Sports, Lindy’s Sports and Phil Steele … Letter winner.
JUNIOR (2015) - Played in all 13 games as Nevada’s starting kicker … Named to the All-Mountain West second team … Made 17-of-19 (89.5) field goals, 38-of-40 PATs (.950) and helped Nevada convert two-of-three onside kicks … Led the Mountain West and ranked fourth in the nation in field goal percentage … Ranked second in the MW in made field goals per game (1.3) … Ranked seventh in the Mountain West in scoring with 6.8 points per game … Led the team in scoring with 89 points … Went 1-1 on field goal attempts within 20 yards, 8-8 between 20-29 yards, 4-4 between 30-39 yards, 4-4 between 40-49 yards while his only two misses of the season were over 50 yards attempts … Also tallied 67 kickoffs for a 61.4 average with 28 touchbacks … Went 3-of-3 on both field goals and extra points, recovered his own onside kick and matched a career-high with 12 points in Nevada’s win over Hawai’i, being named MW Special Teams Player of the Week … Made a career-long 47-yard field goal and also went 3-of-3 at both field goals and extra points in Nevada’s win over Fresno State, earning MW Special Teams Player of the Week honors … Made all three field goal attempts to lead Nevada to a victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl … Went 2-of-2 against the Pac-12’s Arizona and the SEC’s Texas A&M … In the preseason, was named to the Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s All-MW second team … Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors … Letter winner.
SOPHOMORE (2014) - Played in all 13 games as Nevada’s starting kicker, making 13-of-17 field goals (.765) and 43-of-45 PATs (.955) … Led Nevada in points scored with 82, ranking ninth in the Mountain West in scoring … Ranked fifth in the conference in FG percentage … Had 26 touchbacks and averaged 60.7 yards on kickoffs … Had a season-best effort in San Diego State, making 3-of-3 field goal attempts … Made a career-long 45-yard field goal against Boise State … Went perfect on FG attempts against Washington State (1-1), Arizona (2-2), Boise State (1-1), BYU (2-2), San Diego State (3-3) and Air Force (1-1) … Made a career-high seven PATs in Nevada’s rivalry win over UNLV … At the end of the season, ranked 24th amongst active FBS players in career FG percentage (.794) … 2014 Academic All-Mountain West … Letter winner.
FRESHMAN (2013) - Joined the team as a true freshman and immediately won the kickoff and place-kicking duties for the Pack to open a successful freshman campaign … Connected on the first 11 attempts of his career and was perfect through nine games on field goals … First of three misses came in week 10 and was from 54 yards out … Finished the season 14-of-17 on field goals and 33-of-36 on extra-point attempts … Was perfect (5-of-5) from 40-49 yards on field goals … Was an integral part of Nevada being one of the better kickoff coverage units in the conference with an average of 61.3 yards on kickoffs with 22 touchbacks on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL - A graduate of Plymouth (Mich.) High School … Letter winner in football (2), soccer (2) and track and field (1) … After playing soccer for his first two years of high school, focused solely on football as a junior and senior … Made 9-of-11 field goals as a senior, being named to the all-state first team as a placekicker … All-Metro West first team selection by Detroit News … Helped guide Plymouth to a district championship in 2012 … Was selected to the KLAA All-Conference Team and the Detroit Free Press All-West first team as a junior … Detroit News All-State honorable mention selection in 2011 … Member of school’s Student Council and National Honor Society … Earned honor roll and scholar athlete awards for work in the classroom.
PERSONAL - Born Brenton Ross Zuzo on Sept. 20, 1994 … Son of Gary and Cheryl Zuzo … Pursuing a major in Business … Father played soccer at Gannon University … Uncle played football at Ferris State University … Was also recruited by FIU, Western Michigan, Wisconsin and Memphis, among others … Hobbies include fishing and mountain biking.