Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.
Mayes has strong performance for Silver.
Great crowd on a beautiful day at Mackay Stadium
SENIOR (2016) – Played in 10 of Nevada’s 12 games during his final season, mostly on kickoff coverage … made one tackle on the year against San Diego State (11/12).
JUNIOR (2015) - Saw action in 12 games with two starts … Posted 16 unassisted tackles and four assisted tackles for 20 total tackles on the season ... Started in games against New Mexico and Wyoming … Tallied a season-high five tackles in Nevada’s 35-17 victory over the Lobos … Made four stops at Wyoming … Registered a tackle for loss at San Diego State … Tallied three tackles in Nevada’s victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl … Missed the Utah State game due to injury … Letter winner.
SOPHOMORE (2014) - Played in 10 games in the regular season, seeing action on special teams and in the defensive backfield … Credited with seven tackles from three solo stops and four assisted tackles on the season … Tallied a season-high two tackles in Nevada’s win over Pac-12 foe Washington State.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013) - Did not see action as a redshirt freshman.
FRESHMAN (2012) - Joined Nevada as a true freshman and redshirted his first season in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - A graduate of Hug High School in Reno, Nev. … Was a first-team all-region selection as a defensive back and a second-team selection as a kick returner … Was also a track star who won five regional championships and two state titles in his career … Earned a total of nine all-league honors in track and field … Holds the school record in the 110m high hurdles at 14:42 and won the state high hurdles championship as a senior … Also lettered one year in wrestling.
PERSONAL - Born Lonnie Jont’e Jackson on Dec. 4, 1993 … Son of Rose Jackson and the late Lonnie Jackson Jr. … Goes by “L.J.” … Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology and wants to be a lawyer … Had recruiting interest from Boise State and Montana, among others, but chose Nevada because was “born and raised a Pack fan” … Enjoys working on cars and playing video games in his free time.