Brock Hekking talks to the media at practice on October 1, 2012.
Nevada 2013: Returns for his junior season as one of the top defensive players in the conference ... Named to the Watch List for the Lombardi Award, given to the nation's top lineman or linebacker ... Named first team preseason All-Mountain West by Athlon ... Named first team preseason All-Mountain West by Phil Steele. 2012: Enjoyed a breakout season after claiming a starting job in fall camp ... Started all 13 games and earned second-team All-Mountain West honors ... Led the team in tackles for loss with 10.0 and in sacks with 8.0 ... Was fourth on the team with 75 tackles ... Forced a pair of fumbles and broke up two passes ... Set a career high with eight tackles against San Diego State and then broke it with 10 the next week at Air Force and broke it again with 12 against Fresno State ... Recorded first career multi-sack game with two at Hawaii and then registered two more the following week at Texas State. 2011: Did not start but saw playing time in 11 games at defensive end ... Registered seven tackles on the year ... Best performance was a three-tackle day against Idaho in the regular season finale. 2010: Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
High School A graduate of Vacaville (Calif.) High School ... Was a two-year letterman in football ... Helped lead team to Montecello League Championship as a senior in 2009 ... Earned first-team all-league honors ... Also lettered twice in track and field.
Personal Born Broderick Adrianus Hekking on Oct. 6, 1991 ... Son of Robert and Jennifer Hekking ... Has a younger sister, Westley, and a younger brother, Chad ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose Nevada over BYU and Fresno State because of the atmosphere and the intensity of the program ... In his free time, enjoys working out, wakeboarding and snowboarding.