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Dameon Baber
Dameon  Baber

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Palmdale HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2V


05/24/2017

Ten Nevada football players named to Athlon's preseason All-MW team

Butler, Corbett and Reed named to the first team.

02/21/2017

Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference honors

Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.

07/26/2016

Preseason MW Poll: Nevada picked second in West Division

Baber selected to 2016 Preseason All-MW team.

06/22/2016

Baber named to preseason All-Mountain West team by Sporting News

Predicts second place finish for Pack

02/11/2016

Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference honors

50 student-athletes from fall sports honored by the league.

12/29/2015

Nevada Wins Arizona Bowl, Edges Colorado St. 28-23

The Wolf Pack emerged victorious in a hotly contested, back-and-forth game.

11/05/2015

Nevada 30, Fresno State 16

Photos from Nevada @ Fresno State on Nov. 5, 2015.

09/26/2015

Nevada vs. Buffalo, 24-21

NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Buffalo at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

NEVADA
JUNIOR (2017) - Earned preseason All-Mountain West honors from Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness ... Dynamic playmaker and ball hawk who will be a big piece to the Nevada defensive backfield.

SOPHOMORE (2016)
- Finished the season with 74 tackles, 52 solo … Ranked in the top five in the nation with three recovered fumbles … Set a career high with two recovered fumbles at Purdue on Sept. 24 … Tied his career high in two games, forcing a fumble against Cal Poly on Sept. 2 and Fresno State on Oct. 8 … Recorded his season-high nine tackles twice, at New Mexico on Nov. 5 and at San Diego State on Nov. 12 … Broke up three passes during the season … Started the season receiving All-Mountain West honors from the conference (Preseason All-Conference Team), Sporting News, Lindy's Sports, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele … Started in all 12 games … Named Nevada’s defensive player of the week following the win over Cal Poly … Letter winner.

FRESHMAN (2015) - Earned second team All-Mountain West honors … After missing the first three games of the season to redshirt, started in each of the final 10 games at free safety … Posted 65 tackles, six interceptions, eight passes defended and 0.5 TFL in the regular season … Ranked fourth in the nation in interceptions per game with .60 per contest ... His six interceptions ranked second in the Mountain West and tied for seventh in the FBS … Became the first player to intercept six passes in a season at Nevada since Joe Garcia in 2006 … Co-winner of Nevada’s Newcomer of the Year Award … Tallied two interceptions and 10 tackles in his first career start in Nevada’s win at Buffalo, earning MW Defensive Player of the Week honors … Matched a MW record with three interceptions in Nevada’s win at Fresno State, becoming the ninth player in MW history to intercept three passes in a single game while earning MW Defensive Player of the Week honors … His three interceptions at Fresno State were the most interceptions in a single game for Nevada since Greg Grouwinkel picked off four passes against Portland State on Sept. 28, 1974 … Also recorded an interception against UNLV … Tallied a season-high 10 tackles in a win at Buffalo and an overtime win against San Jose State … Ranked fourth on the team in tackles (58) in the regular season despite missing the first three games of the season … Was the only freshman in FBS with at least six interceptions on the year … Was one of three freshmen to be named to the All-MW first or second team … Tallied seven tackles in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl victory over Colorado State … One of three true freshmen on the team to see playing time … Letter winner … 2015 Academic All-Mountain West.

HIGH SCHOOL - Graduated from Palmdale High School … Was a two-sport athlete for the Falcons, earning letters in football and track and field … Earned All-CIF honors as a running back … Named the MVP of the Golden League and his team.

PERSONAL - Born Dameon Lamond Baber II … Son of Dameon Lamond-Whie Baber and Laresa Chante Garner … Majoring in pre-business … Chose to attend Nevada because of the experience on his recruiting trip … Also shown interest from Arizona, Oregon State and Wyoming … Hobbies include listening to music and drawing.
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