Mayes has strong performance for Silver.
Great crowd on a beautiful day at Mackay Stadium
Senior (2016): Will vie for a starting role at linebacker as a senior … Has played in 21 career games with 27 tackles at Nevada.
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.
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.
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 he was "born and raised a Pack fan" ... Enjoys working on cars and playing video games in his free time.