Wolf Pack's season opener is Saturday at newly renovated Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
Nevada 2013: Should contribute heavily on the defensive front after playing in four games in 2012. 2012: Battled injuries but saw playing time in four games for the Pack ... Registered four tackles on the year, two each against Fresno State and Arizona. 2011: Joined Nevada as a transfer from the junior college ranks and did not play in his first season.
Junior College A graduate of Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. ... Played two seasons and earned all-conference honors while at Cerritos ... Was part of the 2010 SoCal Bowl championship team.
High School A graduate of La Habra (Calif.) High School ... Was a mulit-year letterwinner in football ... Helped team to back-to-back league and CIF championships as a junior and senior ... Earned all-league, all-area and all-CIF honors.
Personal Born Jacob Dennis Peppard on April 18, 1991 ... Son of Bob and Kelly Peppard ... Has two brothers, Will and Ben, and a sister, Erin ... Majoring in criminal justice and is interested in joining the Air Force after college ... Chose Nevada because it was the best fit ... Most memorable sports moment was winning the SoCal Bowl in junior college.