Nevada has graduated nearly 700 student-athletes over past decade.
Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.
Saturday's practice will be held at Douglas High School in Minden
Coach Polian's thoughts on the first five practices of spring ball.
Senior (2015): Played in all 12 games in the regular season … Started at linebacker against Texas A&M, Utah State and San Diego State … Posted 45 tackles, 2.0 TFL, four pass breakups and one QB hurry on the season ... Ranked sixth on the team in tackles … Tallied a career-high with nine tackles and one TFL at Utah State … Posted eight tackles with one TFL at San Diego State … Registered at least one tackle in every game of the season … Letter winner.
Junior (2014): Saw action in all 13 games on the season, playing on special teams and in relief at linebacker ... Posted 10 tackles with three solo stops and seven assisted tackles ... Tallied a season-high three tackles against Boise State ... Key contributor on Nevada's special teams.
Sophomore (2013): Enrolled at Nevada in January and went through spring drills with the team after transferring from El Camino College ... Did not play due to injury.
Was fourth on the team in tackles (51) and sacks (1.5) in 2013 ... Returned an interception for 88 yards, a team high ... Posted 5.5 tackles for a loss.
A graduate of Banning High School in Wilmington, Calif. ... Earned two varsity letters in football and one in volleyball in 2010.
Son of Faigofie and Fiti Faaituala ... Majoring in community health sciences.