2012: Joined the team as a true freshman.
A graduate of Poway (Calif.) High School ... Was a two-year letterwinner in both football and basketball ... Helped Poway to a league championship and San Diego CIF Section championship with an undefeated season ... As a senior, was named to the FoxSportsNet and ESPN All-California Team ... Was the Palomar Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Earned first-team All-CIF in the San Diego Section and first-team North County team honors ... As a junior and senior, combined for 115 tackles with 26 sacks and seven forced fumbles ... His 15 sacks as a senior broke the school record
Born Brian Michael Guendling on April 4, 1993 ... Son of Yvonne and Mike Guendling ... Has two older sisters, Lindsay and Melissa ... Majoring in communications ... Father played football and hockey at Northwestern and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 1984 draft ... Chose Nevada because of the "great athletic and academic program" ... Sports hero is Clay Matthews ... Likes to referee recreational basketball games and practice sign language with the deaf at their sporting events.