Second preseason watch list honor for Gipson
Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes set graduate at University Commencement ceremonies this week
65 Wolf Pack student-athletes to earn degrees
Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.
Silver and Blue Spring Game set for April 25
Hekking, Seau, Gipson, Galas and Boy all named to the second team.
Senior (2016): Named to the John Mackey Award preseason watch list and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list … Returns for his senior season with 37 games played and 34 starts in his Wolf Pack career … Is a key piece to Nevada’s rushing threat and is touchdown threat in the red zone.
Junior (2015): Started in all 13 games at tight end, helping lead the Wolf Pack to a winning record and a victory in the Arizona Bowl … Earned All-Mountain West honors for the second straight season, earning honorable mention accolades … Caught 19 passes for 247 yards and five touchdowns … Also played a key role in blocking as Nevada averaged 210 rushing yards per game and ranked 25th in the nation … Helped pave the way for James Butler and Don Jackson to reach 1,000 rushing yards, marking just the third time in program history a running back duo has eclipsed 1,000-yards rushing in the same season … Tied for the team lead with five receiving touchdowns … Was one of 10 players on the team to start in every game on the season … Caught a season-high five passes for 57 yards and one touchdown in Nevada’s win over Hawai’i … Caught a game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass in overtime in Nevada’s win over San Jose State … Also caught touchdown passes against UC Davis, New Mexico and Wyoming ... Had 48 receiving yards and a season-long 33-yard reception at Texas A&M … In the preseason, was named to the watch list for the John Mackay Award and was named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-MW Second Team … Letter winner.
Sophomore (2014): Earned his first-career conference honor after he was named to the All-Mountain West second team ... Tied for a team-high four receiving touchdowns ... Posted 33 receptions and 291 yards on the season ... Tallied multi-touchdown games against Arizona and Boise State ... Caught a career-high eight passes at Pac-12 foe Arizona ... Registered a career-high 74 receiving yards against the Broncos ... Caught a season-long reception of 28 yards against Boise State ... Played a big role in blocking for Nevada's run game, allowing the Wolf Pack to average over 200 yards rushing per contest.
Redshirt Freshman (2013): Played in 11 games with eight starts as a redshirt freshman ... Caught nine passes for 58 yards on the year ... Became one of the starters after Kolby Arendse went down with a foot injury at San Diego State ... Caught a career-high four passes in that overtime loss to the Aztecs ... Career-long 14-yard catch also came against San Diego State.
Freshman (2012): Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
A graduate of Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas ... Was a multi-sport athlete who lettered four years each in football, basketball and track and field ... Earned all-district honors as a return specialist and a tight end in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Was part of a team that won three straight district championships
Born Jarred Jamal Gipson on Jan. 1, 1994 ... Son of Laticia and Johnny Gipson ... Has a younger sister, Kaylyn ... Majoring in community health science and wants to be a pharmacist ... Enjoys music and plays piano, guitar and drums ... Sports hero is Andre Johnson.