Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.
50 student-athletes from fall sports honored by the league.
Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.
SOPHOMORE (2016) - Played in eight games during the year … Recorded two tackles … Season was cut short due to injury … Letter winner.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015) - Played in 11 games during the regular season before missing the final two games due to injury … Was a key contributor to Nevada’s special teams … Posted his first career tackle at Utah State … Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors … Letter winner.
FRESHMAN (2014) - Redshirted in his first season at Nevada.
HIGH SCHOOL - From Saint Louis School in Honolulu ... Was the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year in the state... Twice earned all-state honors and also earned first-team all-league ... Was a two-year captain ... Record 198 tackles during his junior and senior seasons ... Lettered three years in football, twice in track and field and once in basketball.
PERSONAL - Born Jacob Eli Kamalani Lacaden on April 11, 1995 ... Son of Angelique Aila and Frank Lacaden ... Majoring in public health ... Was also recruited by Arizona State, Colorado State and North Dakota State ... Father was an all-state lineman and his older brother, Joe, also earned all-state honors.