Two former student-athletes return to finish their studies.
Mayes has strong performance for Silver.
Coach Polian's thoughts on the first five practices of spring ball.
Nevada falls 44-27 at Texas A&M.
SENIOR (2017) – Made a name for himself in 2016, posting career numbers … Will slide into a prominent starting role … Has good speed which allows him to drop back into coverage if necessary.
JUNIOR (2016) – Set a career high with his eight tackles at New Mexico (11/5) … Picked off a pass at Purdue (9/24) and at New Mexico (11/5) and was the only Nevada player with multiple interceptions … Finished the season with 49 tackles, 34 of those solo … Broke up a total of six passes throughout the year … Logged 4.5 tackles for loss … Started in 10 of the 12 games he played in this year … Named Nevada’s defensive player of the week following the Buffalo win … Letter winner.
SOPHOMORE (2015) - Saw action in all 13 games … Tallied 13 tackles with one interception and one forced fumble on the season … Played a key role on Nevada’s special team units … Tallied his first career start in Nevada’s victory against San Jose State … Tallied an interception and a 10-yard return at Texas A&M … Set a season-high with three tackles against the Aggies … Tallied two tackles and a forced fumble in Nevada’s win over San Jose State … Posted one tackle in Nevada’s victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl … Letter winner.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2014) - Saw action in all 13 games, becoming a key contributor on special teams … Tallied one tackle in kickoff coverage in Mountain West wins against San Diego State and UNLV … Letter winner.
FRESHMAN (2013) - Joined the team as a true freshman … Redshirted his first season with the Wolf Pack.
HIGH SCHOOL - Part of two West Catholic Athletic League Championship teams at Bellarmine College Prep … First Team All-WCAL and honorable mention Central Coast Section in 2013.
PERSONAL - Chose Nevada because of the coaching staff and the beautiful campus … Cites his grandfather, Herbert Sawyer, and Sean Taylor as his heroes … Working towards a masters in educational leadership.